The Fixer
This is a fast, exciting thriller that oddly enough seems like it could happen to someone you actually know. The protagonist is a magazine writer, lik ...more
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May 17, 2015
The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 4: Necessary Evil
I haven't read a Spider-Man comic in a long time and this is the newest flagship title for Spider-Man, but I wasn't lost while reading it because this ...more
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Dec 16, 2014
A heart wrenching story told from the perspective of a 5-year-old boy who has been held captive in a single room with his mother, who was kidnapped at ...more
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Dec 14, 2010
The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1)
Two completely different characters are thrown together when one of them is struck down by a school bus. This time it is the homecoming queen who is k ...more
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May 05, 2011
Vintage Crafts: 75 Do-It-Yourself Decorating Projects Using Candles, Colors, and Other Flea Market Finds
If you love the vintage, chic, retro, handmade look check out this fun inspiring book. Arm yourself with great ideas for your next weekend flea market ...more
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Nov 18, 2013
Gideon's Corpse (Gideon Crew #2)
Sequel to "Gideon's sword". Poor Gideon Crew just can't catch a break! Having survived the recent adventures of solving a mystery, he is more than rea ...more
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Feb 23, 2012
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
This is a fast-paced, true crime, who-done-it about the savage murder of Pamela Werner, the independent minded 20 year old daughter of E.T.C. Werner, ...more
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Jun 19, 2012
The Water Knife
This is a great taut, exciting thriller hidden within a dystopian book that starts off really slowly. Then somehow, the author let go of all of his le ...more
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May 15, 2015
The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
“The day was so wonderful that Bonaventure thought it would taste like cherry pie if he took a bite of it.” Leganski writes a novel so endearing, so i ...more
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Dec 19, 2014
Dry Bones (Walt Longmire, #11)
I'm a huge fan of the TV series that lucked into a copy of the author's compilation of annual Christmas stories. I was thrilled to realize that the bo ...more
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May 14, 2015
Our Mutual Friend
This is, by far, my favorite work by Dickens. His last fully completed novel, it is the epitome of all of his signature styles. The characters are ric ...more
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Jan 13, 2012
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books
If you watch the movie A Christmas Carol every holiday season, why not try reading the book one year? It is truly a timeless tale with a pertinent tak ...more
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Dec 17, 2014
Thirteen Reasons Why
In this narratively complex book, Jay Asher explores the theme of teen suicide brilliantly. Told through a series of tapes made before Hannah Baker's ...more
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Feb 16, 2012
The Repurposed Library
Do you work in a library or bookstore and have access to discarded/unreadable/damaged books? Are you often running around during the holidays buying p ...more
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Sep 24, 2012
A Snicker of Magic
This book has so much to offer a middle grade reader: magic, jinxes, a dog, town mysteries to solve and magical ice cream. The main character creates ...more
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May 06, 2015
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
This rapid-fire sequel to The Hunger Games satisfies the best of second-book cravings. Replete with world-building, plot complications, and the feelin ...more
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Mar 30, 2012
Lillian on Life
This book is unique, mesmerizing, addictive and somehow incomplete; in short, it accurately describes Lillian, the main character. While the book is o ...more
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Mar 11, 2015
Phantoms In The Snow
The year is 1944, and Noah Garrett is a fifteen-year-old pacifist who has just lost both his parents to smallpox. Noah is sent to live with his uncle, ...more
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Sep 21, 2011
Deep in the Sahara
An informative, captivating story of a Muslim girl's wish.
-- Monty K.
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Jan 31, 2014
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)
The Summer I Turned Pretty is a great young adult book to start the summer with - charming, carefree, and romantic. Plus Jenny Han's writing is comple ...more
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May 19, 2015
Night Night, Sleep Tight
This book is truly fun with mysteries galore. Our protagonist, Deirdre, is at first curious only about present day mysteries that involve her father's ...more
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May 13, 2015
You Got Nothing Coming: Notes From a Prison Fish
If you like Orange is the New Black, try reading about life as a male inmate. You Got Nothing Coming: Notes from a Prison Fish is a compelling look at ...more
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Feb 13, 2015
The Undertaker's Daughter
This is the coming-of-age story of a young girl growing up in a funeral home in the post-Jim Crow South. Being an undertaker's daughter, Kate grows up ...more
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Feb 24, 2015
Summer House with Swimming Pool
If you like deep, dark, psychological thrillers you must read Herman Koch. This is his second novel of high acclaim and I tore through it. Koch has th ...more
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Nov 05, 2014
The Roswell Legacy: The Untold Story of the First Military Officer at the 1947 Crash Site
The Roswell Legacy is one of the most concise and also extremely readable books about the mysterious crash of an unidentified extraterrestrial craft a ...more
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Dec 04, 2012
20th Century Boys, Volume 1: Friends (20th Century Boys, #1)
Have you ever wondered what a Goonies 2 might be like? This manga from legendary manga author/artist Naoki Urasawa might be the closest thing we get t ...more
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May 20, 2014
Hold on for dear life, boys and girls. The Donnybrook by Frank Bill (author of Crimes in Southern Indiana), is not for the faint of heart. It is a vio ...more
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Apr 30, 2013
A Brief History of Montmaray (The Montmaray Journals, #1)
Princess Sophia of Montmaray received a journal as a gift for her sixteenth birthday. She uses it as most teenage girls would; writing about her annoy ...more
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Jul 18, 2011
Akimbo and the Elephants
Akimbo, a young boy who lives on a game preserve in Africa, is determined to put a stop to illegal poaching of elephants for their ivory. When the adu ...more
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Mar 21, 2012
Endless (The Embrace Series, #4)
This fourth book in the Embrace series (aka. The Violet Eden Chapters) will leave you happy, breathless, frightened, unfathomably heartbroken and dyin ...more
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Dec 12, 2013