I am a self-proclaimed book and coffee lover, so I consider myself lucky to get to work with my two favorite things! My top book series include Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness and The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. I love anything in the scifi/fantasy or historical fiction genres. My go-to coffee drink is an Americano, but I also enjoy London Fogs and any kind of tea...Stop in and see me!
What do you do when, one day, you find your husband and child have disappeared? Violet thought she was living the perfect, fated life, but is forced to question if any of it was real. Secrets from all sides get unveiled, as this story of heartache, loss, forgiveness, and mystery unfolds.
This psychological thriller begins with a love triangle, but quickly turns into something much more sinister. This novel had me hooked until the very last page! The twist at the end was so unexpected, I am still thinking about it...This is a truly compelling, dark, and disturbing story.Also, a Derrick staff pick!
A suspicious murder points the blame at Rose, a woman blamed for murders past as well. Callie desperately tries to prove Rose's innocence with the help of the local detective and his wife. This is a modern day Salem witch trials...and you can't be sure what is real or who is to blame.
If you love the Star Wars franchise, don't miss out on Carrie's autobiography. She talks about her life on the set, fame, Harrison Ford, and everything in between. She includes excerpts from her diary she kept during filming, giving us insight into her thoughts and emotions. She is intelligent, witty, poetic, and charming. Great read!
A heartbreaking, yet hopeful tale - 12 year old twin girls experience "Mengele's Zoo," a terrifying place for experimenting on genetic oddities. The story takes place in Nazi-ruled Germany and is told from the perspectives of the twin girls. A must read!
The Invisible Library SeriesThis series is complex and clever - alternate universes, fairy tale creatures, literary pirates, and the powerfully mysterious Library. The characters are charming, witty, and extremely likable. Irene and Kai team up to find valuable, one-of-a-kind books, while dealing with chaos, magic, and more. This series of adventure can't be missed!
Set in 19th century England, New York, and the South Pacific, Pearl weaves a tale of literary pirates and their fight to save literature from publishing tycoons. Davenport and Fergins try to steal Robert Louis Stevenson's last novel before their adversary does. If you like literature, and adventure, this novel can't be missed!
Violence, dark humor, multiple universes, an otherworldly library, a near apocalypse, and much more...This adult fantasy kept me wondering what could possibly happen next...A crazy cast of characters keeps you on your toes. This novel is not for everyone, but it will keep you reading until the end!
In this fantastical tale, young Agnieszka is chosen to serve the "Dragon," a magician living in a foreboding castle near her village. The two must find a way to work together to stave off the dark woods. Can they protect her village from unknown forces? If you like classic fairy tales, you will enjoy this novel!
Honeychurch Hall SeriesIf you like cozy mysteries, you will love this series. Kat and her mother become involved in the drama of the Honeychurch Hall estate. There are quirky characters, bits of romance, murder, and a lot of secrets! I recommend reading this series with a hot cup of tea.
All Souls TrilogyDeborah Harkness combines history and fantasy in her spellbinding series. Follow Diana and Matthew as they travel through time to unearth Diana's true power, fight against terrifying enemies, and test their relationship.
The Magicians TrilogyA coming-of-age story that is definitely not typical or boring. Grossman's characters are realistic, moody, hedonistic, and gifted. This series is comparable to a darker, angstier Narnia. Grossman combines childhood storybook fantasy and magical education within contemporary settings. A very interesting read!Also, a Melanie staff pick!