Mystery books to Read in May

Essential Mystery Novels to Read in May…

Essential Mystery Novels to Read in May… With the Edgars recently announced and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a head start on some award-winning writers of years past and some newer voices who will hopefully grace podiums in the future. This month sees the much-anticipated return of two […]

Book review Redemption Road by John Hart

Book Review of the Week: Redemption Road by John Hart

Book review Redemption Road by John Hart REDEMPTION ROAD By John Hart New York: St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, 2016. $27.99After a five-year absence, John Hart is back at it, returning to his North Carolina roots and once again mixing crime fiction with just a hint of the Southern Gothic in this tale of long-buried […]

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April Reads…Books to read this spring

Books to read this spring The days are getting longer, which might make you think you should be spending more time outside, but just consider it more daylight hours to read. If you’re adventurous—and live in a cooperative climate—you can even take some of this month’s reading suggestions into the great outdoors.   Quiet Neighbors […]

Spring Reading list

Spring Reading List

March Reads   It’s officially spring, Daylight Saving Time is in effect, so what better is there to do with that extra hour of evening light than crack open a few new books? Your to-be-read stack is only going to get bigger as summer approaches—may as well get a head start while you can. This […]

What to Read in February?

What better way to celebrate those February holidays—Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day—than with some new books? Even if none of this month’s picks is explicitly about love (or even all-American, for that matter), there’s no doubt that our forefathers would want everyone to squeeze in a bit more reading time during a month that celebrates their […]

Mystery Books To Read in January

Mystery Books To Read in January

A new year means new books, though it’s perfectly acceptable to still work through your 2015 to-read pile in your spare time, too. Even if your official New Year’s resolution wasn’t to read more books in 2016, January is the perfect month to decompress from holiday stress with a stack of new books. For no […]



I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN By Jandy Nelson New York: Dial, 2014. $13.64 Family secrets, betrayal, and an all-encompassing love for art serve as the catalysts in Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun, which introduces readers to estranged twins Noah and Jude. Told in alternating chapters—Noah’s narration takes place when the twins are thirteen, […]

Book Review: JACKABY

Book Review:  JACKABY By William Ritter New York: Algonquin Young Readers, 2014. $12.99 Advertised as Sherlock Holmes meets Doctor Who, William Ritter’s charming, thrilling young adult novel introduces readers to the plucky, young Abigail Rook and the mysterious R.F. Jackaby. Having run away from England and the life of a typical well-brought-up young lady—complete with […]