The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Synopsis "The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As … Continue reading The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Trace of Evil (Natalie Lockhart #1) by Alice Blanchard

Synopsis "Natalie Lockhart is a rookie detective in Burning Lake, New York, an isolated town known for its dark past. Tasked with uncovering the whereabouts of nine missing transients who have disappeared over the years, Natalie wrestles with the town’s troubled history – and the scars left by her sister’s unsolved murder years ago. Then … Continue reading Trace of Evil (Natalie Lockhart #1) by Alice Blanchard

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Synopsis "Chloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn’t met him yet either. She hired him from Rent for Your ’Rents, a company specializing in providing fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents. Drew Chan’s passion is art, but after his parents … Continue reading Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Book Covers: Favorite Trends

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly series hosted by Rukky at Eternity Books and Danie at Literary Lion. The full list of February topics can be found here. This week's topic is about book covers, specifically what makes a book "beautiful" or a book cover attractive. Topic Prompts: It’s impossible … Continue reading Book Covers: Favorite Trends

Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar

Synopsis "Nine-year-old Betita knows she is a crane. Papi has told her the story, even before her family fled to Los Angeles to seek refuge from cartel wars in Mexico. The Aztecs came from a place called Aztlan, what is now the Southwest US, called the land of the cranes. They left Aztlan to establish … Continue reading Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Synopsis "Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor … Continue reading Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

At Close Range (Tracers #11) by Laura Griffin

Synopsis "When a lakeside tryst ends in a double murder, police detective Daniele Harper arrives on the scene determined to get answers. Clues are everywhere, but nothing adds up. Dani turns to the Delphi Center crime lab for help, but soon regrets it when her secret attraction to their chief firearms examiner threatens to distract … Continue reading At Close Range (Tracers #11) by Laura Griffin

The Stranger by Harlan Coben

Synopsis "The stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. Their identity is unknown. Their motives are unclear. Their information is undeniable. Then they whisper a few words in your ear and disappear, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.... Adam Price … Continue reading The Stranger by Harlan Coben

Trial By Fury (J.P. Beaumont #3) by J.A. Jance

Synopis "The dead body discovered in a Seattle dumpster was shocking enough - but equally disturbing was the manner of death. The victim, a high school coach, had been lynched, leaving behind a very pregnant wife to grieve over his passing, and to wonder what dark secrets he took to his grave. A Homicide detective … Continue reading Trial By Fury (J.P. Beaumont #3) by J.A. Jance

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Synopsis "Camino Rios lives for the summers, when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this year, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother … Continue reading Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo