Women in Clothes

Sheila Heti
This fun book is described as “an exploration of the questions we ask ourselves while getting dressed every day”. ...

Review by Annie S. »

Station Eleven: a Novel

Emily St John Mandel
Crash meets The Road in this brilliant story, wherein the lives of a handful of people, caught at the end of civilization, are delicately intertwined. ...

Review by Amy B. »

As Close As Sisters

Colleen Faulkner
This book is a story about friendship. Four women who have been through devastating events in their teens yet have stayed friends through it all. With more tragedy affecting them, they come together for seemingly one last time to face it and get closure. As with any good story, there are twists and surprises you can expect...some...

Review by Betsy M. »

Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

Cory Doctorow
In Cory Doctorow's new treatise, "Information Doesn't Want to be Free: New Laws for the Internet Age," he works to parse the laws, market trends, and internet culture currently driving copyright and digital rights management into practical, readily understood bits. ...

Review by Amy B. »

Vivian Apple at the End of the World

Katie Coyle
Vivian Apple’s parents, recent converts, are firm believers in the Church of America and the prophet Beaton Frick. Vivian isn’t. Her old friends have all converted and dropped out of school. Her neighbor Harp, also a staunch nonbeliever, befriends her. Vivian, well behaved and disciplined, is the perfect counterpoint to the lively...

Review by Linda S. »

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Cell Phones!

Jim Pipe
Full of facts and humor about cell phones and the history of communication. Did you know that one in ten phones end up in the toilet? Read on! ...

Review by Christopher S. »

We Are Legion: the Story of the Hacktivists

Brian Knappenberger
The film document the evolution of computer hacking to effect social change. ...

Review by Christopher S. »

For everyone who loves the concept Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois’ artisan bread in five minutes a day but can’t or won’t eat gluten, there’s a great new title in the mix: Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. ...

Review by Jill P. »

Pelican Point

Donna Kauffman
FIrst in the Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series. Alex McFarland grew up in the family business, restoring lighthouses, and watched her father die in a fall. She's hoping the restoration of the Pelican Point Lighthouse will be a new beginning. Police Chief Logan McRae is not pleased that his Uncle has arranged for the light's restoration...

Review by Katheryn C. »

The Crossover

Kwame Alexander
Two twin boys, 14 years old, a strong mother, and a retired basketball coach father make up this family unit. Their story, both on and off the court, is told in verse. This is on my Newbery possibilities list. ...

Review by Michele R. »