Book Reviews

Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages by Dan Jones

Pity the Middle Ages, so often derided as the dreary placeholder…

The Day He Left by Frederick Weisel

Paul Behrens had found his calling teaching literature to middle…

56 Days By Catherine Ryan Howard

When the pandemic started, many people – including myself –…

Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher

Marin Cole is not a risk taker.  When she was seventeen the…

The Latinist by Mark Prins

Some books are easier to lean into than others. I know, context…

The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by K. Woodman-Maynard, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Just so you know where I’m coming from, I’m not a fan of…

The Midwest Survival Guide: How we Talk, Love, Work, Drink, and Eat…Everything with Ranch by Charlie Berens

Oh, howdy. If you’re reading this, then you likely live in…

Watercress by Andrea Wang & Jason Chin

Happy book awards season! Every January, the American Library…

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Heist tales lend themselves well to a cinematic telling. The…

Pump: A Natural History of the Heart by Bill Schutt

Everyone has a heart. Some are described as cold or big, some…

An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed by Helene Tursten

For these dark, cold winter nights, many readers turn to the…

Favorite Reads of 2021

As we kick off a new year, I like to reflect on what I have read…

Rabbits by Terry Miles

There is a lot going on in this world today. One need not be…

Fun in the Snow for All Ages

                  Snowflake…

Radius Books

A couple of times a year, we receive a box of free art books…