All American Boys

Jason Reynolds
All American Boys is a novel that everyone should read. Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely have teamed up to create an important piece of literature and social commentary. It is timely and relevant, regardless of where in America you live. It’s about how race influences perceptions and how perceptions allow brutality. ...

Review by Linda S. »

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Steve Sheinkin
Steve Sheinkin has once again brought to life a remarkable piece of history. As he did with Bomb, Sheinkin opens Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War with intrigue and suspense. ...

Review by Linda S. »

Purgatorio: a Journey into the Heart of the Border

Rodrigo Reyes
This feature length documentary is an incendiary and harrowing ground level view of the U.S. Mexico border immigration conflict. The film's director Rodrigo Reyes crafts a beautiful and startling viewpoint to form this unflinching story of human endurance. Reyes manages to avoid a direct political position or direct advocacy. ...

Review by Aaron O. »

A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction

Terry Pratchett
For some, the passing of a favorite author leaves a keen hole; what is there to look forward to? ...

Review by Betsy M. »

Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life

Nancy Sleeth
This is a draft copy of a future review. You don't need to be Amish to live by the Amish principles presented in _Almost Amish : one woman's quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life_ by Nancy Sleeth. Chapters are devoted to home, technology, finances, nature, simplicity, service, security, community, family and faith. ...

Review by Katheryn C. »

Modern Romance

Aziz Ansari
Thirty-something dating: You’re old enough to remember when people would call you on your parents’ landline phone to ask you o ...

Review by Betsy M. »

A Little Life: a Novel

Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (author of The People in the Trees). ...

Review by Mary M. »

Sobre Noites E Dias

Lucas Santtana
Lucas Santtana is a Brazilian singer, composer, producer and multi instrumentalist from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. -- Lucas is about to become a huge international musical superstar. ...

Review by Aaron O. »

Summer Secrets: a Novel

Jane Green
Jane Green is beginning to grow on me. This is one of her better novels that I have read. It checks many boxes to make a best seller, knight in shining armor, addiction, family betrayals, making amends, just to name a few. You want to like the main character and I do, once she is on the road to recovery. ...

Review by Betsy M. »

The Sky is Falling!

Mark Teague
Mark Teague presents a delightful variant of an old popular tale. Filled with action packed illustrations and sly bits of humor, this book is a great read-a-loud! ...

Review by Michele R. »