by Helen Simonson
Reviewed by GF
I can't remember the last time I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish a book! A wonderfully light read with a set of characters worth being invested in!
by Helen Oyeyemi
Reviewed by Naya
Oyeyemi artfully plays with the short story form in both subtle and radical ways. Her descriptions are engaging, poetic, and often mysterious. The stories are short, but their worlds are expansive, their characters richly c...
by Liane Moriarty
Reviewed by Amy
Sucks you in from the first chapter, making it very hard to put down. Liane Moriarty is a master at creating compelling and complex characters.
by Curtis Sittenfeld
Reviewed by Ellen
This was a light, fun read - a modern telling of Pride & Prejudice. I then read Pride & Prejudice after finishing Eligible and really enjoyed comparing the two versions.
by Nancy Goldstone
Reviewed by Bonnie
You though you had a difficult relationship with your mother? Catherine de Medici controlled everything about her daughter Marguerite's life, until Marguerite became Queen of Navarre.
by Leslie Jamison
Reviewed by LPB
Jamison is talented in her ability to capture emotions, even when in real life, they eclipse before we can make meaning out of them. A must read for anyone going into the medical field.
by Carla Power
Reviewed by VIS
Carla Power, an American, studies the Quran with a madrasa-trained sheikh, Mohammad Akram Nadwi. The sheikh preaches the Quran's message of peace, respect for women, and religious tolerance.
by Pierce Brown
Reviewed by HD
This first book had a really interesting premise. Unfortunately, by the third (and final) volume, it had too much unbelievable fighting (like an action movie script). But I did enjoy books 1 and 2!
by Siobhan Dowd
Reviewed by EA
This book offers a snapshot of life on the border of Northern Ireland and the Republic during the troubles in the 80s. It is a coming of age story with history lessons mixed in. I enjoyed the voice of the m...
by Neel Shah & Skye Chatham
Reviewed by Christine
A breezy, easy to read book told in the form of emails and texts. A novel about relationships in the modern age. Not very deep, yet somehow revealing about men's and women's perceptio...
by Joseph Ellis
Reviewed by PL
A well written book that details the military and political events between May and October 1776, the connection between the Continental Congress and the Continental Army.
by Michael J Tougias & Casey Sherman
Reviewed by JH
Overall, an enjoyable read about an amazing, if harrowing, set of experiences had by many unfortunates and fortunates on the unruly and unpredictable high seas off Cape Cod. Strong ...
by Michael Robotham
Reviewed by JL
Another fine psychological thriller featuring Joe O'Laughlin. Dark & scary with unexpected twists.
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Reviewed by JD
Revisiting the Anne of Green Gables series for the first time since childhood was a real treat. The Anne books are truly timeless.
by Emma Cline
Reviewed by Leanna
A readable, subtly spooky book, recommended if you're feeling angsty, cynical, and rebellious.
by Ann Martin
This was one of the best books I have ever read. I listened to it, which made the characters really come alive. It was very moving without being sentimental.
by Eric Weiner
Reviewed by VG
What do ancient Greece, Renaissance Florence, turn of the century (the previous one, that is) Vienna, and Silicon Valley have in common? They all produced geniuses (Socrates, Leonardo, Freud, and Steve Jobs) who chang...
bt Daniel Woodrell
Reviewed by DM
A reprint edition of Woodrell's first three novels, these stories are set n the fictional bayou town of St. Bruno. Pulpier than his later, more famous Ozark novels (especially Winter's Bone). Some rough ...
by Nancy Thayer
Reviewed by Sandra
A perfect summer beach read, especially while on Cape Cod. It needs a sequel. I became attached to the characters and want to know what happens to them.
by Joe Nocera
Reviewed by MJ
A great read that exposes the NCAA's practices and how athletes are pushing back against a powerhouse.
by Rabindranath Tagore
Reviewed by DK
Collection of poems on love, religion, nature, and life. This book provides a refreshing world view.
by J.K. Rowling
Reviewed by FS
A great road trip read for adults and kids alike! Kept everyone's attention.
by Julie Halpern
Reviewed by LS
This book hit motherhood head on! Nothing like your first baby at home to turn your life upside down. Lighthearted but hits on some serious issues too.
by Jon Loomis
Reviewed by Rebecca
Murder mystery set on Cape Cod. Former police detective from Baltimore arrives back in Provincetown and has various people turn up dead. He needs to find the connection in order to stay alive.
Translated by Husain Haddawy, based on the text of the fourteenth-century Syrian manuscript
Reviewed by SK
Incredible book of literature. The translator preserves the original tales by providing thorough prologues and maps so the reader can appropriately co...
By Ron Fournier
Reviewed by MB
This true story of a dad's understanding and acceptance of his autistic son is very relatable. All parents can have a fresh perspective from this story about valuing the people in front of us rather than th...
by Michael Cunningham
Reviewed by Nicole
This has been one of my favorite books since I read it a decade and half ago. Though less perfect than some of Cunningham's later novels, it has an appealing youthful rawness. The lyrical language...
by Yaa Gyasi
Reviewed by Claudia
A fascinating and moving epic novel that traces 2 branches of a family through the generations. It was especially interesting to learn what life was like in the parallel time periods in the 2 locations, G...
by Louis L'Amour
Reviewed by Julie
This book is by famous American author Louis L'Amour, who wrote about the settling of the west. This book exemplifies heroes of noble character, fighting for a good life despite incredible savage and be...
by Rob Schmitz
Reviewed by UP
A great look at contemporary urban China through the eyes of an American journalist and the people who live on his street in Shanghai.
by Gerdt von Bassewitz
Reviewed by Annette
The German equivalent of our Wizard of Oz, written in 1912. The story is a journey - to help a beetle find his missing leg, which was on the moon. Sometimes predictable, often poetic, the story ...
by Jennifer Mason-Black
Reviewed by Saadia
An intriguing tale that twists an old story, providing a strong female protagonist, rich characters, and a hauntingly mysterious atmosphere, right from the very first page.
by Carole O'Malley Gaunt
Reviewed by Marie
Vivid account of a family who lost first one parent to cancer, then one to alcoholism, yet managed to keep going.
by Patrick Süskind
Reviewed by NM
A truly unique story, sensually focused on the themes of scent and identity. The book highlights the power and danger of envy, desire, and all-consuming love. A unique read.
by Sophie Kinsella
Reviewed by MEA
Classic, fun chick-lit! Sophie Kinsella again gets me to care deeply about one of her somewhat ditzy, but surprisingly resourceful, heroines.
by Irma S. Rombauer
Reviewed by anonymous
Great for trying new recipes. My favorite is the strawberry shortcake!