Fiction

THE WILD ROBOT

PETER BROWN

It's safe to say that children's books today are in a pretty great place, and we've got more than enough good tales and poems to keep our kids entertained and educated. Still, there can never be too many of those, and I'm happy to say that The Wild R...

THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY

Rachel Joyce

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a...

QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING

Susan Cain

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Par...

GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY, HOLLYWOOD, AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF

Lawrence Wright

Scientology presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment, but its practices have long been shrouded in mystery. Now Lawrence Wright—armed with his investigative talents, years of archival research, and more than two hund...

THE ODYSSEY

HOMER

The Odyssey is, of course, no bedtime reading that you can swallow during one evening. Reading this book requires very high concentration. Do not think it is difficult or boring, actually, it has a lot of fun moments. Odysseus is the first and the gr...

THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE

Ayana Mathis

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd, swept up by the tides of the Great Migration, flees Georgia and heads north. Full of hope, she settles in Philadelphia to build a better life. Instead she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappo...

ISLAND OF GLASS (GUARDIANS TRILOGY)

NORA ROBERTS

If you're a fan of modern-day fantasy with wizards, witches, werewolves and such, then you probably know about the Guardians Trilogy series by the best-selling Nora Roberts. She always comes forward with those epic plots, strong narrative, amazing ch...

PRESENT OVER PERFECT

SHAUNA NIEQUIST

Present Over Perfect is a wonderful book about the most vital thing in the world - living your life the way you're supposed to, as opposed to always pushing towards perfection. It's about living a life that's full of meaning, joy, happiness and stron...

THE LIGHT IN THE WOUND

Christine Brae

Affected by her parents’ highly publicized divorce, Isabel grows up isolated and alone, with a resolve to never fall in love and repeat their mistakes. When Jesse Cain enters her life, she falls hopelessly in love with him, and every sadness s...

WHEN I'M GONE: A NOVEL

EMILY BLEEKER

Emily Bleeker delivers a riveting, heart-warming and breath-taking novel about letting go of the past and moving on, finding happiness. The main character of the story, Luke, had to go through a terrible thing: he just said goodbye to Natalie at her...