Contemporary, Fiction, Thriller

Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella

Originally I had planned to post my review of Elizabeth Wein's latest book, Enigma Game, but I found out on Wednesday that instead of being published on Tuesday as planned, it's now been pushed back until November. So after wandering around my library (well, really spinning in circles looking at the shelves while standing in… Continue reading Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella

Comic Monday, Contemporary, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Giant Days by John Allison

Back in 2015 I was going through a reading slump. Nothing was really holding my attention and I was having difficulty reading without falling asleep (I'm borderline narcoleptic anyway), and a friend suggested I give manga or graphic novels a try. I'd already been recommending them to my students, so I figured, why not give… Continue reading Giant Days by John Allison

Comic Monday, Contemporary, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Check Please 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

What feels like eons ago, my coworker and friend, told me about an adorable web comic that I just had to read called Check Please!. What she didn't tell me was that it was a super cute LGBTQ+ story with a pie-baking hockey player as it's protagonist! How could I have put off reading this… Continue reading Check Please 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

Biography, History, Nonfiction

A Team of Their Own by Seth Berkman

How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History I begged and begged our sales rep for an advance copy of this book, and it kept getting postponed again. And again. And again. Which meant by the time it found it's way into my hands, I just wasn't really in the mood for it, with the Winter… Continue reading A Team of Their Own by Seth Berkman

Biography, History, Nonfiction

The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey

The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team It's been a decade since I first read The Boys of Winter, sixteen years since one of my all-time favorite movies, Miracle, was released in theaters, and 40 years, almost to the day, since the "Miracle on Ice" games was… Continue reading The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Life Undercover by Amaryllis Fox

Coming of Age in the CIA It has become a well known fact that I enjoy memoirs and biographies of female journalists who cover the Middle East - It's What I Do and In Extremis are two of my all time favorite books I've ever read. This past year, however, women in the armed services… Continue reading Life Undercover by Amaryllis Fox

Book Journal, Bookish Tuesday, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Favorite Graphic Novels

In Sunday's review of Mythos, I mentioned I was struggling with writing reviews lately. I don't know what's been going on with me - maybe it's the fact that I've been reading parts of so many books and haven't finished as many as I'd like, or that the independent bookstore I work at has been… Continue reading Favorite Graphic Novels

Essays, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

After watching Making It and meeting Nick in June at Book Expo, I figured it about time I read one of his books. When I realized that I read so many books by famous women that are thinly veiled self-help memoir-y type books, I realized I owed to my inherently bias self to pick one… Continue reading Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Young Adult

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares

I have been best friends with Tibby, Carmen, Lena and Bridget for more than half my life now. The summer before I turned fourteen, I was attempting to walk to the Barnes and Noble of Virginia Beach with Moppy in order to keep ourselves busy while Mom drove Laura home to get her braces off.… Continue reading Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares

Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, New Adult

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

I picked this book up a few years ago at my favorite local bookstore (where I now work). It was shortly after I moved to the southeastern part of Pennsylvania and I was really lonely, trying to make friends and I was drawn to the story (and admittedly the cover – I’m a sucker for… Continue reading My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares