Book Reviews

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

SPACE OPERA by Catherynne M. Valente is a book so up my alley…

Ready, Set, Cook: How to Make Good Food with What's on Hand by Dawn Perry

I usually leave reviewing cookbooks to the talented Lisa Brown,…

The Starless Crown by James Rollins

James Rollins has a bit of a reputation. The dude’s been writing…

A Trio of Non-Fiction in Teen

The Chalk Art Handbook: How to Create Masterpieces on Driveways…

Just My Type by Simon Garfield

Pity Comic Sans, the font that people love to hate. Developed…

Donna Barba Higuera's THE LAST CUENTISTA

I recently finished the Newbery Medal title, Donna Barba Higuera’s…

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…