The Great American Read

Currently PBS is having viewers vote for their favorite novel & the list has many classic reads like Austen & Dickens.  But when library patrons ; people who visit their local library on a regular basis the same question, there are some surprising answers. When reviewing the list provided below remember that these patrons come … Continue reading The Great American Read


Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is historic fiction, that is based on real event that took place during World War II.  There was a Nazi concentration camp known as "Ravensbrück" where women were taken to be used as "rabbits" where they were tested on and who would either die from the surgeries they underwent or became … Continue reading Lilac Girls

The Mortal Instruments Books 1 and 2

TITLE: The mortal Instruments Book 1 & 2 AUTHOR: Cassandra Clare GENRE:  YA | Supernatural | Romance | Fiction RATING: 4/5 SETTING(S) :  New York City MAIN CHARACTERS: Clary Fray (Cassandra), Jocelyn Fray, Simon, Luke (Lucian Graymark), Isabelle Lightwood, Alec Lightwood, Jace (Jonathan Wayland Morgenstern), Max Lightwood, Magnus Bane, Valentine Morgenstern, Hodge, Dorothea (Witch), Raphael (Vampire), Maia … Continue reading The Mortal Instruments Books 1 and 2

Strange and Ever After

TITLE: Strange and Ever After (Book #3) AUTHOR: Susan Dennard GENRE:  YA | Science Fiction | Historic Fiction SUBJECT: Love vs Betrayal | Sacrifice | Revenge vs. Forgiveness RATING: 4/5 SETTING(S) :  Egypt  & Paris MAIN CHARACTERS:  Eleanor Fitt,  Jie, Joseph Boyer, Daniel Sheridan, Oliver (Ollie), Allison Wilcox and Marcus. BOOK SUMMARY:  In the conclusion to the trilogy … Continue reading Strange and Ever After


TITLE:  Scarlet  (The Lunar Chronicles #2) AUTHOR: Marissa Meyer GENRE:  YA | Science Fiction | Fantasy RATING: 5/5 SETTING(S) :  New Beijing in Eastern Commonwealth SUBJECT:  Courage | Seeking Truth | Love vs. Lies MAIN CHARACTERS:  Scarlet Benoit, Michelle Benoit (Grandmother), Wolf, Captain Carswell Thorne, Linh Cinder, Prince Kaito, Iko, Dr. Erland and Queen Levana of … Continue reading Scarlet