“The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie R. King

Imagine Sherlock Holmes in 1915, jaded and weary of life, retiring in anonymity to Sussex. Now imagine him stumbling across a lonely 15-year-old girl, gawky and still reeling from tragedy, and with an intellect to rival his own.  This is the start of Laurie R. King’s fantastically written series about Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes:  […]

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“Londoners” by Craig Taylor

In Londoners, acclaimed journalist Craig Taylor paints readers an epic portrait of today’s London that is as rich and lively as the city itself. In the style of Studs Terkel (Working, Hard Times, The Good War) and Dave Isay (Listening Is an Act of Love), Londoners offers up  the stories, the gripes, the memories, and […]

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Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan

This graphic novel follows 4 paper girls the morning after Halloween 1988. While on their route they discover that their town is under attack by otherworldly beings and giant monsters and the girls aren’t going to sit by idly and watch. This is a fun read that’s full of 80’s nostalgia reminiscent of Goonies and more […]

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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

This first in a series won the prestigious Hugo Award and Nebula Award for its intelligent and fascinating story of Breq – once an AI that controlled a massive starship and thousands of crewmembers, now stuck in one frail body. Ann Leckie doesn’t ease her readers into the story but throws them into the thick […]

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“The Devil In the White City” by Erik Larson

Erik Larson writes nonfiction books that read like fiction.  Filled with facts, they have been heavily researched but he manages to keep the writing lively and anything but a dry read.  The Devil In the White City does not disappoint readers who are familiar with his work.  Centered around Chicago’s hosting of the World’s Fair in […]

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