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…

The Scribe of Siena

Sara’s Pick: The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer When Beatrice Trovato, a neurosurgeon in New York, has to go to Siena, Italy to deal with the estate of her historian brother who has been writing about the city during the time of the Plague, she finds her face in the paintings of an artist…

Missing Reels

Sara’s Pick: Missing Reels by Farran Smith Nehme Set in New York in the 1980’s a young woman transplanted from Mississippi, finds out her downstairs neighbor is a silent movie star with a movie that has been forgotten and lost. Her quest, with the aid of an English math professor, is to recover the film….