A Song For Issy Bradley

A Song For Issy Bradley

18 September, 2014 Fiction 1 ★★★★★

At the heart of Carys Bray’s debut novel is every parent’s worst nightmare: the death of a child.  Within the opening pages of A Song For Issy Bradley, the reader is sucked into a household where Issy Bradley, age four, dies suddenly from meningitis. Ian Bradley is the recently elected… Read more »

Amy Dunne Pinterest Page

Amy Dunne Pinterest Page

17 September, 2014 Covers on the Silver Screen 2

Amy Dunne is missing. Her Pinterest page has been found.  #GoneGirl Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne has a Pinterest account you can explore. In the upcoming movie thriller Gone Girl by David Fincher, ‘Amazing Amy’ Dunne (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing and all eyes are on her husband Nick (Ben Affleck.)… Read more »

Falling Into Place

Falling Into Place

15 September, 2014 Young Adult 0 ★★★★★

Who is Liz Emerson?  That’s the multi-layered question debut author Amy Zhang poses in Falling Into Place.  Only two people know that Liz was trying to kill herself when she crashed her car.  One is Liz, who we “meet” in a coma after the accident, and the other is the… Read more »

New Fall Books to Read

New Fall Books to Read

12 September, 2014 Top 10 Lists 15

As the seasons are changing, temperatures are dropping, school is back in session and summer is officially over, it’s time to head back to the books!  Here are 10 books that need to be on your radar screen this season.  And I’m sure you have a few that we’ve missed. … Read more »

Rainey Royal

Rainey Royal

11 September, 2014 Women's Fiction 0 ★★★★★

Rainey Royal is a new novel that portrays the real complexities behind female sexuality.  Imagine being 14-years-old and having your father hand you a birth control pill every morning.  You take this pill with a glass of milk because “with maturity comes responsibility.”  And this paradox describes Rainey Royal, the… Read more »

The Witch’s Boy

The Witch’s Boy

10 September, 2014 Young Adult 0 ★★★★

Readers looking to be pulled into a fantastic and magical world filled with unique, charismatic characters will love Kelly Barnhill’s The Witch’s Boy. Barnhill manages to weave a story with an enchanted forest, magical stones and equally charming characters. The Witch’s Boy tells the tale of Ned, the ancestor and… Read more »

Five Days Left

Five Days Left

9 September, 2014 Women's Fiction 6 ★★★★

Imagine only having five days left.  Five days with a child that you’ve been raising for a year.  Five days with your husband, parents, child and best friends.  One deadline is imposed on you by the justice system and one is a self-imposed deadline.  Either way Scott and Mara have… Read more »

In Doubt

In Doubt

5 September, 2014 Mystery 3 ★★★★½

In Doubt is a stellar and spectacular read, with a morally exquisite plot.  And while it’s been termed a mystery, a legal thriller, I would argue that Drusilla Campbell has done more than write a mystery.  Just like Jodi Picoult writes books that delve into society and how we stand,… Read more »