A suspended cop falls from a balcony, causing temporary amnesia. With the help of his partner and former girlfriend, he struggles to re-trace the steps of his covert investigation into the dirty dealings of an influential businessman, hopefully in time to avert a disaster in Manhattan. A competent thriller with humor and camaraderie and the… Read More Blackout by David Rosenfelt
#1 in series Though it uses a lot of teen fiction tropes – love triangles, selections of people to fill a certain purpose, caste systems in a new world order – the characters are fun and the dialogue is bearable. The plot moves along quickly and is sensible. And, let’s face it, the covers of the… Read More The Selection by Kiera Cass
Charlie Goldwyn likes to have a plan. His wife, Mira, being killed in a plane crash certainly wasn’t part of the future he envisioned. Charlie’s method of coping is to throw himself even more into his work as a corporate lawyer at a big firm, spending increasingly less time with his son, Caleb. When one… Read More This Was Not the Plan by Cristina Alger
Eskens’ competent thriller starts off slowly as he builds his characters’ backgrounds and personalities. The story is compelling – Joe Talbert, a college student dealing with an autistic brother and an irresponsible mother, is on deadline to complete a writing assignment requiring him to interview a stranger and the subject he is forced to accept… Read More The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
I know very little about fanfiction and I have not read Fangirl so all I knew about this book was that characters from Rainbow Rowell’s earlier work reappeared and the story had some connection to the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter world. The Potter connection becomes obvious very quickly – a magical school, a platonic boy-girl… Read More Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
If you have no idea what it might be like to grow up as a girl in a boy’s body, read this book. If you know a child who may be struggling with gender issues, get this book into the kid’s hands. If you want to ensure that your own children grow up with an… Read More George by Alex Gino
Decent cozy with a lot of detail about roasting coffee beans and pulling the perfect espresso.