The Herd

Cori’s Pick: The Herd by Andrea Bartz THE HERD is a glamorous, women-only co-working space in New York, founded by THE HERD’s fearless leader, Eleanor Walsh.  Eleanor has surrounded herself with two of her best friends from childhood to make this co-working space a wild success and is flattered when a third friend moves back…

Love on Lexington Avenue

Cori’s Pick: Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren Layne I’ve been reading some more ‘literary’ fiction lately and was feeling like I needed to change it up a bit.  I picked up this book without realizing it was the second book of The Central Park Pact Series, so I read the series out of order. …

The Nugget

Bob’s Pick: The Nugget by P.T. Deutermann   Tired of sitting at home with no place to go? When your feet can’t take you where you want to go, you’ll always have your mind (unless you don’t exercise it and lose it sitting at home) lol. Your mind gives you mobility that nothing else can….

Such a Fun Age

Cori’s Pick: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Have you read this book?  I desperately need to chat with people about this book.  Such a Fun Age is Kiley Reid’s debut novel and has received lots of hype, and rightly so.  It is relevant in painting a portrait of race and class in contemporary…

The Hazel Wood

Rebecca’s Pick: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Alice has never met her maternal grandmother, famed author Althea Proserpine, though she’s dreamed of it often. Althea’s life, what little Alice knows of it, is as fairytale-esque as her stories and filled with a mysterious wonder that Alice longs to know more of – much to…

Deacon King Kong

Cori’s Pick: Deacon King Kong by James McBride Hands-down, this is the best book I have read all year.  The synopsis: In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and in front…

Clariel

Rebecca’s Pick: Clariel by Garth Nix Prequel to the Abhorsen series, Clariel is set in the Old Kingdom, 600 years before the story of Sabriel, and told from the point of view of Clariel, daughter of an elite goldsmith who has both royal and Abhorsen in her bloodline. Clariel doesn’t want to follow the path…

Dear Edward

Cori’s Pick: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano This was one of those books where the author magically captured my heart and made me truly care for the characters.  Eddie is twelve when his family, along with 179 other passengers, boards an airplane headed for L.A.  But halfway there, tragedy strikes and the plane crashes, and…

The Dead Ex

Sara’s Pick: The Dead Ex by Jane Corry One man disappears and four women are caught in the aftereffects. Vicki, the ex-wife, now works as an aromatherapist, has epilepsy and an unreliable memory. Scarlet and her mother are caught playing “the game”, which turns out to be dealing drugs. Scarlet goes into foster cares and…

Bridge of Clay

Rebecca’s Pick: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak Matthew, is the oldest of the five Dunbar boys. He’s taken care of his four younger brothers since his mother died of cancer and his father, too overcome with grief, abandoned his children. We learn about each of the five brothers and their struggles to adapt without…