Great Reads

November 2nd 2018
Great American Read logo

The Great American Read, the 8-part series in which PBS attempted to determine which novel is America's favorite, is over.  On October 23rd the network announced (to no one's surprise) that the winner was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

To Kill a Mockingbird was on my list of favorites too, as were many of the other titles on the list of 100 novels which were selected for inclusion in the contest.  Continuing in the spirit of competition, I hereby announce that all of my best-... Read Post

April 24th 2018
audio book cover: The Cuckoo's Calling

Mystery lovers: have you read any of Robert Galbraith's novels yet?  They're so good!  Galbraith (a pseudonym for J. K. where have I heard that name before...?) writes a series featuring private investigator Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott.  Of the three that have been published so far - The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, and Career of Evil - each is better than the last.  A fourth book, Lethal White, is expected to be published this year, and Rowling has said... Read Post

March 21st 2017
The Hate U Give book cover

First time novelist Angie Thomas has made a big splash with her young adult novel, The Hate U Give.  Released last month, the novel has already topped the New York Times's Best Seller List for Young Adult Hardcover Books, been optioned for a Hollywood film, and been acclaimed by critics and in numerous articles, such as this one in New York Magazine, this one on, and this one in the New York Times.  It is also currently one of the most requested books in the Minuteman Library... Read Post