Book Review # 28: The Bone Clocks

Book Specs Author: David Mitchell Publisher: Random House Publishing Date: 2015 Number of Pages: 624 Genre: Fantasy Synopsis Following a fight with her mother about her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she […]

Book Review # 27: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One and Two

Book Specs Author: J.K. Rowling Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Publishing Date: July 2016 Number of Pages: 327 Genre: Fantasy Synopsis Nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts… It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and […]

Book Review # 26: The Girl On The Train

Book Specs Author: Paula Hawkins Publisher: Riverhead Books Publishing Date: July 2016 Number of Pages: 395 Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Psychological Thriller Synopsis: “EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the […]

Book Review # 25: Vanity Fair

Book Specs Author: William Thackeray Publisher: Wordsworth Edition Limited Publishing Date: 1998 Number of Pages: 671 pages Genre: English Fiction, Satire Synopsis: In Miss Pinkerton’s Academy for young ladies, the advantaged Amelia Sedley is in stark contrast to the poor, but sharp-witted Becky Sharp. However, fate is not always kind as their lives become entwined […]

Book Review # 24: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Book Specs Author: J.K. Rowling Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Publishing Date: 2016 Number of Pages: 280 pages Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: A time and place where the actions of a handful of people. . . and creatures. . .  will determine the fate of the many. Magizoologist Newt Scamander, newly arrived in town, intends his […]

Book Review # 23: Bel Canto

Book Specs Author: Ann Patchett Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publishing Date: 2001 Number of Pages: 318 Genre: Thriller, Suspense Synopsis: “Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera’s most revered soprano has mesmerized the international guests with her […]

Book Review # 21: Origin

Book Specs Author: Dan Brown Publisher: Doubleday Publishing Date: 2017 Number of Pages: 461 Genre: Suspense, Thriller Synopsis Bilbao, Spain Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement – the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” […]