“Simple Vegan!” by Good Housekeeping

In an effort to eat a little healthier and save money at the grocery store, my family is going meatless twice a week. We both work full time, so we needed some simple recipes that used minimal animal products. I’m so glad we found this cookbook! Don’t be scared by the “vegan”- these recipes are […]

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“The Aeronaut’s Windlass” by Jim Butcher

While I enjoy any book that tells an interesting story, I would not usually consider myself a dedicated fan of the Fantasy genre. However, the moment I began listening to Jim Butcher’s first book in his newest series I was hooked!  The characters are many, but each one is complex and interesting.  The story is […]

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Monstress: The Awakening by Marjorie Liu

“Set in an alternate world of art deco beauty and steampunk horror, Monstress tells the epic story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage survivor of a cataclysmic war between humans and their hated enemies, the Arcanics. In the face of oppression and terrible danger, Maika is both hunter and hunted, searching for answers about her mysterious […]

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“The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer tells the story of a man of two minds, half-French half-Vietnamese, a communist double agent, divided between the American and Vietnamese cultures, between ideologies and, most important, between his two blood brothers from childhood: Man, a communist, and Bon, a patriot […]

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“The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley

  Flavia de Luce is a precocious and lonely 11-year-old living in a moldering estate in rural England not long after WWII. Her father ignores her (unless he’s taking her to task over her latest peccadillo), her older sisters either torment her or dismiss her, and her one friend – the family man-of-all-work – is […]

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