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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

September 27, 2015

In this futuristic world, society is divided into reds and silvers.  The reds are poor commoners who are ruled by the god-like silvers that possess unique powers.  The reds live in slums, work in jobs that serve the needs of the silvers, and are sent to fight a never-ending war when they turn eighteen.  The silvers … Continue reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

September 17, 2015

Sophie Honeywell is 39 years old and often reminds herself that her biological clock is ticking away.  She thought she had found “the one” when she was with Thomas, but he just wasn’t right for her and she ended up breaking his heart.  Three years later when Thomas calls asking to have lunch with her, Sophie … Continue reading The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

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The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

August 25, 2015

Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist in her mid-thirties. Her office is located in her beachfront home which she inherited from her grandparents. Ellen has a relatively zen personality, except for when it comes to relationships. She has had a few difficult breakups in the past decade and is ready to finally find someone to build … Continue reading The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

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The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

August 17, 2015

At the opening of this debut novel, readers are introduced to Simon Watson, a young librarian living in his family home on the Long Island sound.   Simon’s mother drowned when he and his sister, Enola, were young and his father died shortly after.  The house sits on the edge of a cliff and is … Continue reading The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

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Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

July 28, 2015

Piper Kerman (Piper Chapman on the show) is a middle aged, middle to upper class white woman who is being sent to prison for a 10 year old offense.  As an adult in her early 20s, Piper desired to see more of the world.  Tagging along with her girlfriend Nora, Piper becomes entangled in the … Continue reading Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

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5 Books to Read this Summer

June 19, 2015

I love summer.  This is not because the temperatures are high or I like to hang out at the pool all day. I love summer because I am a school librarian and I get the summers off, which means I actually have a little time to read.  I enjoy easy reads in the summer and … Continue reading 5 Books to Read this Summer

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

June 09, 2015

Lydia is the favorite child in a mixed race family.  At the beginning of this 1970’s family drama, readers find out that Lydia is dead and her body has been found in the middle of the school lake. The remaining of the novel goes back in time and tells the story of how her death … Continue reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Down River by John Hart

December 29, 2014

Adam Chase hasn’t been back home to Rowan County, North Carolina in over five years.  After being tried for a murder and found not guilty, he left his hometown and moved to New York City to start over. Just when he thought he had left his past behind, Adam receives a mysterious phone call from … Continue reading Down River by John Hart

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

April 30, 2014

Cadence Sinclair-Eastman, known as Cady, has grown up in a wealthy, prestigious family. Every summer her whole family heads out to a private island to vacation.  Cady’s cousins plus a family acquaintance (The Liars)  are her companions each summer.  Cady looks forward to spending the summer with them until one summer when everything goes wrong.  All she can remember about that summer is that she … Continue reading We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

April 16, 2014

A.J. Fikry is an independent book store owner in the small town of Alice Island.  After purchasing the book store with his wife, things don’t quite turn out as he expected.  His wife dies in a car accident and A.J. finds himself turning into an angry man prone to drinking his cares away.  To top … Continue reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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