What Is Your Dream Book?

If you could create a book to read that was absolutely perfect, what would it be about? As readers, we all have those books that are absolutely magical. They are almost perfect and make our top 10 lists of favorite books. But what if you could make a book, a singular book, that was the... Continue Reading →

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

A $10 million Stradivarius violin has gone missing. Will Ray McMillian be able to pay the ransom in time to compete in the world's biggest classical music competition? Find out in this musical mystery studded with family history and high aspirations. Ray McMillian is a young Black man whose love of music might be his... Continue Reading →

30 Books to Read by 30

Here's my list of 30 Books to Read by 30! If you're not a big reader, focus on this condensed list of 30 books. Chip away at these and you'll get the big picture without a never-ending pile to slough through. Need a reason to read each of these selections? I'll give you the main... Continue Reading →

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Remarkable Creatures tells the embellished tale of the real-life people Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot. Anning was a famous paleontologist, fossil collector, and fossil dealer from Lyme Regis, England. Living from 1799 to 1847, Anning was a surprising expert in her field at a time when women were not allowed to engage in scientific pursuits. She fought stigma and the natural elements in order to discover and catalog her fossil finds along the now-famous "Jurrasic Coast."

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi is a man living in the House. It is his entire world made of a never-ending labyrinth of grand halls filled with statues big and small. It is a wondrous universe where the sea floods the lower level halls and the clouds dominate the upper halls. The middle halls are the land of men and birds and statues. His friend is the Other: the only other living person in the world. Of course, there were others before his time, but they are only bones now.

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