The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel
3.50
The Literary Apothecary is a bookshop on a barge named Lulu which is handily docked on the River Seine in Paris. The shop owner Jean Perdu is a book w ...more
Jan 2015
Jun 19, 2015
 
Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny (Bunjitsu Bunny #1)
4.06
What a great book to bridge that gap between easy reader books and chapter books for newer readers! Isabel, aka Bunjitsu Bunny, is the central figure ...more
Jan 2015
Apr 08, 2015
 
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
4.04
Harry August is immortal both doomed and blessed to go back in time at the moment of his death to be reborn on the day of his birth. Even though he li ...more
Jan 2014
Dec 24, 2014
 
The Look of Love
3.40
Our heroine learns on her 29th birthday that she has one year to learn the different types of love, and satisfy the terms of a special gift bestowed a ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 13, 2015
 
The Light Between Oceans
4.00
This is an enchanting book. At every stage, the author manages to pull away from the expected and move the story deftly toward the unexpected. In ways ...more
Oct 03, 2014
Oct 03, 2014
 
Dark Matter
4.11
This book is a fantastic, whiz bang of a thriller: fast, exciting, and entirely engrossing. It is a science fiction story closer to a Star Trek concep ...more
Aug 02, 2016
Aug 02, 2016
 
365 Things to Do with Lego Bricks
4.12
There are indeed 365 activities in this book! What I like best is that there many different types of activities: single and multiplayer games, buildin ...more
Jan 04, 2017
Jan 04, 2017
 
An Expert in Murder (Josephin Tey, #1)
3.45
I was very happy to discover this new-to-me series in audio format on the Greater Phoenix Digital Library. From the book's description: "March 1934. R ...more
Jan 2012
Dec 29, 2012
 
Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads
3.94
It is my firm belief everyone should be a fan or familiar with voice of the Great Depression and people’s troubadour, Woody Guthrie. If you only know ...more
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 27, 2016
 
June
3.77
I was enchanted with this book from the earliest scenes: the beautiful, old mansion dreams of its finer days with warm bread baking in the kitchen and ...more
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
 
Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, #1)
3.93
Vampires, evil scientists, zombies, oh my! Bizarre premise, but the author kept me enthralled from page one to the very end. Zach Barrows has his life ...more
Jan 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3)
4.21
Strike and Robin are back again! If you’ve read the previous two books you know you can expect some great writing and great surprises from J.K. Rowlin ...more
Jan 05, 2016
Jan 05, 2016
 
In the Shadow of Blackbirds
3.85
In the fall of 1918, in the midst of the “Spanish flu” pandemic, World War I and also a growing anti-German sentiment on the American home front, sixt ...more
Jan 2013
Jun 01, 2013
 
Our Mutual Friend
4.07
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
Jan 2012
Jan 13, 2012
 
Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories
3.75
I just finished a very unusual book. It is called Chance Developments by Alexander McCall Smith. He was asked to write an introduction to "orphaned" p ...more
Nov 17, 2016
Nov 17, 2016
 
My Heart Is Like a Zoo
4.02
This is a simple, brightly colored, rhyming book about zoo animals – the unique aspect is that all of the illustrations of the animals are entirely ma ...more
Dec 22, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
 
The Fixer
3.67
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
Jan 2015
May 17, 2015
 
Those Who Wish Me Dead
3.88
I just finished "Those Who Wish Me Dead" by Michael Koryta. Thirteen year old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder. For his own safety, he is hidden ...more
Apr 11, 2016
Apr 11, 2016
 
Sorrow Road (Bell Elkins, #5)
3.72
I just finished reading "Sorrow Road" by Julia Keller. It is a murder mystery, but more than that, it goes into Alzheimer's disease in depth. In 1944, ...more
Nov 12, 2016
Nov 12, 2016
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
This is one of those wonderful books in which literature and poetry collide. “White strings of gulls drag over [the sea] like beads”. The language in ...more
Jan 2015
Mar 26, 2015
 
In a Dark, Dark Wood
3.64
Touted an instant NY Times bestseller, In a Dark, Dark Wood is a suspenseful, riveting, thriller in the same vein as recent breakouts, Girl on a Train ...more
Jan 2015
Oct 30, 2015
 
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
4.06
This narrative focuses on a very serious, yet very real subject: the high prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses, how they are handled, and ...more
Apr 30, 2016
Apr 30, 2016
 
The Theory of Death (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #23)
3.81
I just finished "The Theory of Death" by Faye Kellerman. Peter Decker is a detective for a small upstate police department. His captain, Mike Radar, c ...more
Mar 25, 2016
Mar 25, 2016
 
The Kind Worth Killing
4.02
Attention fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train! A fresh group of sociopaths has hit town and the murder, mayhem, and deception has just reached ...more
Mar 22, 2016
Mar 22, 2016
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.19
I recently re-read this novel for a book club. What a great book! It is a total tear-jerker, but the emotional investment is well worth it. Through En ...more
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
Holidays on Ice
3.95
One of my most anticipated Christmas traditions is to read David Sedaris’s Holidays on Ice to perk up my Christmas cheer and get me in the holiday moo ...more
Jan 2014
Dec 10, 2014
 
The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1)
3.71
Time travelling paradoxes! Enchanting shenanigans! A book where fantasy is real as long as it can be mapped, plus pirates! Aside from an interesting p ...more
Aug 26, 2016
Aug 26, 2016
 
Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto
4.27
This is a beautiful work of non-fiction that carefully balances fact with assumed detail. Mazzeo is careful to maintain a semi-detached tone that allo ...more
Nov 22, 2016
Nov 22, 2016
 
And Then There Were None
4.23
I would highly recommend Agatha Christie to anyone unfamiliar with the author whose works are so well read, it is said she ranks third next to the Bib ...more
Jan 2015
Jul 25, 2015
 
Library Lion
4.37
I loved every second of this book: cats, libraries, beautiful illustrations, and rule-following. What a wonderful mix of teaching and entertainment!
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Apr 25, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
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