By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 20, 2019
Here's our fourth installment for the best books of the past decade. Each week for five weeks, we are presenting top ten lists of the best books of the past decade in two different genres. A total of ten lists of ten: 10 x 10 equals 100! This week's lists are SciFi/Fantasy and Thriller/Mystery. Here are our picks for the top ten of each.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 27, 2019
The holidays can be so hectic, but the wintry weather just makes us want to hunker down with a good book. As we head into hibernation season, we crave captivating reads that make us want to call in sick to work. (Not that we're suggesting you do that!) Here's a list of ten yummy unputdownable books with affordable price tags.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 21, 2019
On the eve of what would have been Ray Bradbury's 99th birthday, we celebrate the prolific author who passed away in 2012. A largely self-educated man, Bradbury wrote more than 30 books and close to 600 short stories.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 25, 2019
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 19, 2019
What is chick lit? Stories about women? Should it be funny? Romantic? Exciting? We think it's all of the above and more! Read on to explore a particularly fun subcategory of the genre. These five books feature fierce female protagonists who take on monumental challenges.
By Terry Fleming • May 01, 2019
In praise of National Paranormal Day (May 3), a day set aside to believe all those stories of supernatural stirrings and otherworldly oscillations you hear about throughout the year, allow me to introduce to you the Emperor of Eerie, Charles Fort!
By Emma Zaratian • April 22, 2019
Because we're gluttons for punishment, we thought we'd revisit five notable (and very different) dystopian novels that explore themes of environmental disaster. Just to pique our survivalist instincts this Earth Day.
By Beth Clark • January 31, 2019
Did you know that Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, also wrote book #6 in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams? Or that David Foster Wallace's editor finished writing The Pale King? True story. Turns out, there have been other handoffs and collaborations, so here are five of the best and the stories behind them.
By Beth Clark • January 10, 2019
By Beth Clark • November 29, 2018