The Evening and the Morning

Bob’s Pick: The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett When I started to read this book, I wondered why it was entitled “The Evening and the Morning” and not “The Morning and the Evening”. After reading the book, however, I feel that it could also have easily been called, “The Darkness before the Dawn”….

Child of Vengeance

Bob’s Pick: Child of Vengeance by David Kirk In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Japan had a feudal society. The society was organized around competing vassal states. Each state was ruled by a daimyo or “lord” who in turn served allegiance to a shogun or “military overlord”. They all in turn owed obeisance…

Last Kingdom

Bob’s Pick: The Last Kingdom (Season Four) on Netflix One of the best writers today of historical fiction is Bernard Cornwell. His current series of books are collectively known as the “Saxon Chronicles”. If you’re at all interested in the history of medieval England before it actually became England, I highly recommend this series of…

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….

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…

The Shape of Water

Alberto’s Pick: The Shape of Water directed by Gullermo del Toro. Stars: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where Elisa works (Sally Hawkins), trapped…

A Murder in Time

Linda’s Pick: A Murder in Time (a Kendra Donovan series, #1) by Julie McElwain Kendra Donovan is an FBI agent who seeks revenge on the person who seriously injured her and mortally wounded a colleague. While attempting an assassination of this person, she accidentally travels from the present day to 1815; a time where women…

Taking the Titanic

Dallas’ Pick: Taking the Titanic by James Patterson This was the first adult book that I read. I checked out one of our kindles and of course we have to have James Patterson on there.  Now this is not part of a series in fact it is a bookshot, which took me all of about…

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas

Dallas’ Pick: The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne One of the most interesting times to me is World War II and the holocaust. I originally watched this movie a few years ago on Netflix and it was really well done. I was a little skeptical to read the book because I did…

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941

Dallas’ Pick: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941 By: Lauren Tarshis (Juvenile) This is actually a book in a complete series known as the “I Survived “series. All of the books are fiction but they are all based on true historical events and places. The great thing about this series is there is…