Sick on You

  Title: Sick on You Author: Andrew Matheson Publisher: Penguin Random House Publication Date: 2 August, 2016     First off, I put off reading this one because I thought it was a YA romance. I didn’t even look past the bold title on the cover (not the part that actually says what the book…

Wolves

Title: Wolves Author: D. J. Molles Publisher: Blackstone Pub. Date: (projected) 30 Aug. 2016 Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Recommended   With nothing left to lose, Huxley, a man driven by grief to become a force of destruction, moves across the land toward a singular vengeful goal. He seeks his daughter, and the death of man…

Remember My Beauties

Title: Remember My Beauties Author: Lynne Hugo Publisher: Switchgrass Books Pub. Date: April 18, 2016 Genre: Literary Fiction Past the hard skin of a family torn by divisive relationships and destructive choices that have eroded hope to a bare minimum, Remember My Beauties is a visceral glimpse at a family finding the strength to transcend…

Britt-Marie Was Here

Title: Britt-Marie Was Here Author: Frederik Backman Publisher: Atria Books Pub. Date: 3 May, 2016 Genre:  Fiction   Britt-Marie is odd. The entire community of Borg is a mess. Soccer is truth. Faxon is discontinued. One night of whiskey can change the world, but it is common to suffer from flu the morning after. It…

Eirelan

Title: Eirelan Author: Liam O’Shiel Series: Book 1, Saga of the Latter-Day Celts Publishing platform:  CreateSpace Publication Date: November 11, 2011 Genre: Speculative Fiction, Alt-Future, Semi-Medieval Low-Tech Science Fiction, Recommended, Future Historical Fiction       First off, I interrupted my reading of this book with several family emergencies, and I always itched to get…

Dreamers

Title: Dreamers Author: Donna Glee Williams Publisher: Edge-Lite Publication Date: February 1, 2016   Dew is a prisoner to her only purpose in the hot, dusty town –dreaming the future for all who live there from the isolated chamber at the center of her cool garden. Things are as they have always been, each day’s…

The Path

Title: The Path Author: Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh Publisher: Simon & Shuster, Inc. Publication Date: April 5, 2016 Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help, Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality   This book is not about an abstract mystical practice filled with vague ethereal idealistic goals of self-enlightenment. Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh simply teach how small but powerful…

Stormy Weather

Title: Stormy Weather Author: Paulette Jiles Narrator: Colleen Delaney Publisher: HarperAudio, May 8, 2007 Genre: Literary Fiction, Historical, recommended Paulette Jiles is a one of a kind talent, and in honor of her soon to be released title News of the World, (William Morrow, October 4, 2016, pre-order it now) I decided to revisit and…

Untangled

Title: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood Author: Lisa Damour, Ph.D. Publisher: Ballantine Books, February 9, 2016 Genre: Nonfiction, Parenting, Self-Help In Untangled, Damour, obviously an advocate for teens, offers advice in a supportive and nonjudgmental tone that rejuvenates parents and reinstates their ability to be reasonable, calm, and loving in…

The Quality of Silence

Title: The Quality of Silence Author: Rosamund Lipton Publisher: Crown Publishing, Feb. 16, 2016 Genre: Mystery, Thriller Isolation, darkness. A wife in denial, chasing what only she believes. A vulnerable young girl, oblivious and trusting. Then there are the killers closing in as they cross vicious, ice-bound Alaska when no one else will. Arrrrgh! I…

The Portable Veblen

Title: The Portable Veblen Author: Elizabeth McKenzie Publisher: Penguin Press January 19, 2016 Genre: Literary Fiction A Veblen? I had no idea when I picked up this book what the heck a Veblen was, much less a portable one. I also wondered whether the content could possibly live up to the Veblenesque mystery and the…

City of Blades

Title: City of Blades Series: The Divine Cities   Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Publisher: Broadway Books, January 2016 Recommended City of Blades is the second book in The Divine Cities series by Robert Jackson Bennett, but a reader does not have to read City of Stairs first to get the full measure of the story….