Audiobook, History, Non Fiction

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

On April 29, 1986, the Los Angeles Central Public Library caught fire and burned for over seven hours. By the time the fire was extinguished, over 400,000 books were destroyed and almost double that number were damaged. This book explores that event but also lays tribute to the history of that library (and others!) and… Continue reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Historical Mystery

Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson

I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring Sarah and Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.   Private Investigator Frank Malloy is hired by Will Bert to find the man’s younger brother, Freddie, who was… Continue reading Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson

Audiobook, Fantasy

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

All seems well now that the Mortal Wars are over. Everyone is back in New York going forward with their lives in harmony...until they don’t. Clary is training to be a Shadowhunter and is now openly in a relationship with Jace. Her mother, Jocelyn, is preparing to wed Luke. Alex and Magnus Bane are doing… Continue reading City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Audiobook, Romantic Suspense

Under Currents by Nora Roberts

From the outside view, the Bigelows of Lakeview, North Carolina look like the ideal family. Graham Bigelow is the chief of surgery at the local hospital; wife Eliza is the perfect stay at home, affluent mother involved in many charities; son Zane is a baseball phenom, destined for a sports scholarship and possibly the big… Continue reading Under Currents by Nora Roberts

Romantic Suspense

Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan

  The Lucy Kincaid series was selected as a group read in one of my Goodreads groups and we decided to read this trilogy first as the character’s early family background begins here. This is the second book in the No Evil Trilogy.   It’s Lucy Kincaid’s high school graduation moment and she’s not there… Continue reading Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan

Historical Mystery

Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

  I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring Sarah and Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.         Frank finally gets a meaty case for his new detective agency. It involves the… Continue reading Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Promise Falls Series: Final Assignment & Far From True by Linwood Barclay

I’m generally not a big fan of novellas unless they serve a purpose (i.e., expanded epilogue, introduce a new character). Most of the time they’re too short to do much with character and story development. However, in the right hands, they can be very good and Barclay definitely has the talent for getting it right.… Continue reading Promise Falls Series: Final Assignment & Far From True by Linwood Barclay

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Jessica (Jess) Farris is a makeup artist living in New York City. Always looking for ways to earn some extra cash, she learns of an opportunity to participate in a study and make some serious money for what she thinks will be a one time session. What first seems to be a harmless exercise conducted… Continue reading An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The One by John Marrs

Ten years ago, a scientist discovered the gene that when matched with another represents your perfect genetic mate. The company Match Your DNA.com was born and the world now operates as if these matches are the definitive methods for lifelong relationships. Even when couples are paired the old fashioned way, doubts remain about whether they’ve… Continue reading The One by John Marrs

Audiobook, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Korean immigrants Pak and Young Yoo live in Miracle Creek, Virginia and operate a controversial healing mechanism, a submarine-like apparatus that purports to heal patients through oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT treatments have helped many with a variety of medical issues from children with autism to men with infertility problems. On one late… Continue reading Miracle Creek by Angie Kim