Superman:Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena

The fourth installment of the DC Icon series is finally here! “Superman: Dawnbreaker” is the book I have been waiting for. De la Peña takes a beloved character, creates a Smallville, very similar to towns in America, weaves an immigration subplot into a superhero mystery that is sure to capture the hearts of old and […]

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

This is a story about a boy who does not quite fit in but who was obviously born to stand out. Marcus is an 8th grader who towers over his peers and uses his height and bulk to provide protection for kids who are bullied. Marcus reminds me a lot of my own son who […]

Books to Read to Understand the Plight of the Refugee

Books bring cultures, and people together. I am a firm believer that if you don’t understand something, you should read about it.  People are often misinformed about many serious issues and if given the opportunity to walk in someone else’s shoes even through the pages of a book, you can begin to understand. Before we […]

My Top TEN AusTEN of 2017

I didn’t read enough JAFF this year, that is a fact; but what I was able to read I absolutely loved!! It is no secret that I LOVE Jane Austen. She is my QUEEN, my HERO, my FAVORITE author of ALL TIME! I love to read Austen retellings and adaptions, I COULD LIVE ON THEM […]

Spend the Holidays in Paris! A Paris Book List!

Travel to Paris this holiday season! And take a look at Jettly to see how you could fly there in style. There are so many great books with The City of Love as the backdrop! Grab a hot drink and indulge! “Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are.” […]

When in Rome! A Roma-esque Book List!

Travel to Rome and fall in love! From the author of LAKE COMO comes the story of a young actress who lands the lead in a film that is shooting in Rome, bringing about difficult life choices, new friendships, and a chance at love. When Amelia Tate is cast to play the Audrey Hepburn role […]

The Darcy Monologues Edited by Christina Boyd

“You must allow me to tell you…”  For over two hundred years, Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy has captivated readers’ imaginations as the ultimate catch. Rich. Powerful. Noble. Handsome. And yet, as Miss Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is established through Elizabeth Bennet’s fine eyes, how are we to know what his tortured soul is indeed thinking? […]

What to Read During Droughtlander 2016 #OutlanderObsessed

It is that time of the year when we Outlander fans mourn the ending of our favorite Highland Love story on TV.  So to pass the time, I have complied a list of a few books with Men In Kilts that will keep us entertained until The Fraser’s return! ENJOY! They call him the Demon […]