The Bad Guys

Rebecca’s Pick: The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey Straying a little from my usual picks I give you: The Bad Guys. Is it a children’s graphic novel? Yes. Are there fart jokes? Yes, lots. But, stick with me, this is a fun one that adults can enjoy – with or without kids! Just because a…

The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food

Rebecca’s Pick: The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food by Joseph Tychonievich & Liz Anna Kozik It’s that time of year again when the beautiful weather makes me feel inspired to start growing plants. Time and time again I’ve gone to a big box store and bought some of those almost-dead plants on the clearance…

Greenlights

Rebecca’s Pick: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey I’ve never been a huge Matthew McConaughey fan, but I’ve never outright disliked him either. I don’t know about you, but I when I hear his name I immediately get the mental image of Wooderson from Dazed and Confused who oozed cool as he uttered the iconic line “alright,…

Blackbird Volume 1

Rebecca’s Pick: Blackbird Volume 1 by Sam Humphries & Jen Bartel Nina Rodriguez is known affectionately to her family as “crazy baby.” Ever since the earthquake and the appearance of that magical beast, she’s believed fiercely in the existence of wizards. Paragons. Cabals. Cirques. Nina has scoured the online forums to discover the secrets of…

The Searcher

Rebecca’s Pick: The Searcher by Tana French Cal Hooper is a retired Chicago detective who, after a divorce from his wife, moved to the countryside of Ireland in search of peace – something he hasn’t experienced in a long time. He purchased a nice plot of land in the rural mountain town of Ardnakelty where…

Darius the Great is Not Okay

Rebecca’s Pick: Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram Named after the third Persian King of the Achaemenid Empire – Darius feels anything but Great. As a “Fractional Persian,” Darius is a high school teenager who doesn’t fit in at school or at home because he doesn’t act (or look) exactly like everyone…

Impossible Music

Rebecca’s Pick: Impossible Music by Sean Williams Simon Rain is a musician. A budding rock star, if you will.He’s got the guitar. He’s got the clothes. He’s got the long hair. But one thing he doesn’t have: the ability to hear music. Not anymore. Simon woke up one morning and he couldn’t hear anything. He…

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Rebecca’s Pick: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins If you’ve read the Hunger Games then you’re familiar with Coriolanus Snow. If you haven’t and this is your first foray into the Hunger Games books, then you’ll get to know the boy that eventually becomes the malicious President of Panem. Coriolanus Snow lives…

Wilder Girls

Rebecca’s Pick: Wilder Girls by Rory Power This is one of those books that I judged based on the cover. It was so pretty and intriguing that I had to know what it was about. Hetty has had the Tox for a year and a half now and is used to the bouts of pain,…

#murdertrending

Rebecca’s Pick: #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil The year is 2017 and the hottest app is Alcatraz 2.0 – brought to you by the Postman and the United States Government. Convicted murderers are sent to the reopened island prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay and justice is served via their live-streamed deaths at the hands…