One Time by Sharon Creech

I will read anything by Sharon Creech! If she put out a book on bio-genetic engineering I would read it! Great book about finding your true self and what it means to be you! Can't wait to see what she comes out with next!

A Whale of the Wild by Rosanne Parry

What a great follow up to A Wolf Called Wander! This time in the Salish Sea!! When an orca brother and sister are separated from their pod, they need to find their way back! While they are trying to find their way back, they help others along the way. I learned a lot about the orcas and their ecosystem in this great book! This book shows the true meaning of family and what it means to love them eternally, while finding how to be your true self!

Hard Cash Valley by Brian Panowich

I couldn't put this gritty crime novel down! This is as good if not better than Like Lions!! This is all you want in a crime novel. There is too much to write here but trust me, any crime novel lover will love this novel!! 

The Shadows by Alex North

This was creepier than his last one (Whisper Man). A few twists and turns and you don't know who or what is going on until the final few pages. All centered around lucid dreaming, North does a great job at creeping you out and describing haunting ideas!

This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf

Classic Gudenkauf! Nothing is as it seems in this twisty book. And there are secrets galore. Read in two days, couldn't put it down. Can't wait to sell this book to mystery lovers!!

Upon Further Review by Mike Pesca

Upon Further Review by Mike Pesca is great for any sports fans who need their sports fix during these hard times! Filled with "What If" stories, I blew through this in a few days!

Devolution by Max Brooks

What a read! This gnarly tale of Sasquatch is nothing you have ever read before. It shows what you will do to survive, stopping at nothing to live another day! I blew through this book in a matter of a couple days and loved every second! When Mount Rainier erupts, it forces wildlife to move down the mountain into a secluded neighborhood. After that a battle of wits ensues! Who will win? Man or beast??

The Return by Rachel Harrison

Part horror part thriller. Reminds me of the movie Jennifer's Body. Julie goes missing for two years and then just like that she is back. Subtle things show she's not the same girl she used to be. So who...or what...is she?!

Full Throttle by Joe Hill

Great book of short stories! Loved the one about the bookmobile! Can't wait for Joe to write another book so I can crush it in two days like I did this one!

I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

Unsettling and gnarly! That's all that can be said about this book. Read in two days.

Middle School Bites by Steven Banks

Who wouldn't have a bad first day of middle school when you are part vampire, part werewolf, and part zombie? That's exactly what happens to Tom! After spending some time at his Gram's house he gets bitten three times! He then has to deal with middle school as a vam-wolf-zom! Hilarious! Middle School Bites by Steven Banks is awesome!

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

This novel is a witty and funny one about two kids who happen to spontaneously combust when they get agitated. Don't let this funky premise turn you off though. It is quite moving. I finished it in two days, just couldn't put it down!

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Wow, Wow, Wow!! What a debut by Alex Michaelides! This was such a page turner I was late for work a few times because I couldn't put it down. Dive into Alicia's life after she kills her husband and hasn't uttered a word since! WHOA! Such a great twist at the end too, had my jaw on the floor!! Best mystery I have read in years!!

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Great piece of horror fiction! There were a lot of creepy parts in this huge book! I couldn't put it down and I didn't know where it was going at all!

The Whisper Man by Alex North

This novel had me hearing whispers every time I read it! It's creepy but SO GOOD! This has everything: Copy Cat crimes, twists, turns, look over your shoulder while you read-ness! Loved it!!

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

What a great way to end this nice little trilogy about three best friends growing up in Florida. Beverly, at the age of 14 runs away from home.  She is out on her own and she does quite well for her self! Great story!!

A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell

I couldn't put this book down! Two unreliable narratives are better than one. While reading I didn't know what or who to believe and I loved it! 

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

This is a creepy spin on that classic game we have all played. Set in Florida, Amy's past is  brought up from a stranger, Roux, that just moves into the neighborhood. Amy will stop at literally nothing to save her dark past from coming out. Creepy good fun!

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Fantastic novel that reminded me a little bit of the show Stranger Things. When Jon suddenly disappears, his friend Chloe is devastated. Jon then reappears four years later and things are different! A lot different!!!

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

This is a hilarious, witty biography about Hollywood's funniest couple! Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman dive into their lives including how they meet, their family life and how they love to do jigsaw puzzles! LOL!!!

Cape May by Chip Cheek

This novel reminded my of The Great Gatsby only racy and erotic. Newlyweds Henry and Effie spend their honeymoon on the nearly deserted Cape May. Here they meed socialites Clara and Max. Partying and drinking ensues, along with something more taboo.

The Invited by Jennifer McMahon

Jennifer McMahon's novel, The Invited, is a creepy, edge of your seat thrill ride. Helen and Nate buy a piece of property and build their own house. Helen wants to incorporate local history into their build. Once she does strange things start to happen. She might have built her own haunted house! Creepy good fun!!

Deep Dark by Gregg Olsen

This is a great piece of regional non-fiction. Gregg talks about the Sunshine Mine Fire in 1972. He reads like a novel and you won't want to put it down. My grandfather and uncle are in the book (both survived). Great read for any history or regional buff!

Justin and the Best Biscuits in the Worldy by Mildred Pitts Walter

One of my childhood favorites. Justin doesn't like to do "women's work," but a few days at his grandfathers ranch teaches him more lessons than he can ask for! Great middle grade read!

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

I love all of Sharon Creech's novels, and this is no exception. Louie has problems with raising animals, but when a sickly baby donkey comes home, his luck just might change. Quick, easy, and fun read for the whole family.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

O.M.G.! This is my favorite book in the past year! The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson is a MUST READ!! I couldn't put this Appalachian novel down! Cussy Mary aka Bluet is born with an affliction, she has blue skin. She is also part of a program that brings library books to patrons in the mountains. That's just the tip of the iceberg! You will have to read it to find out more! LOVE!!

The Editor by Steven Rowley

Rowley's new book, The Editor is a slight departure from his first novel, Lily and the Octopus, but it was still fantastic! James Smale writes a novel about a dysfunctional family based on his own family. When his editor, none other than Jackie Kennedy Onassis, pushes him to mend his relationship with his mother and finish his novel with a bang! Hilarity ensues along with forgiveness and love! Couldn't put this book down!!

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

Heather Gudenkauf does it again! This was here best novel yet! I couldn't put it down! When a middle school girl is found at the train yard, barely hanging on to life, her best "friends" are partly blamed for it. Told thru the eyes of the victim, one of the other girls mom, the other girls grandpa, and the psychologist assigned to the victim. This is a creepy, psychological novel, but not too creepy! I loved it!

The Chain by Adrian McKinty

I absolutely loved The Chain by Adrian McKinty. It is gruesomely delightful in all the right ways. No one at our bookstore wanted to read it because it was too creepy, so I jumped at the chance to read it! This chills and thrills book is about how much you love your child and what you would go through to keep them safe. When your child gets kidnapped, you then have to pay a ransom and kidnap someone else's child before your own can be set free. How screwed up is that?! So good though!

Scrublands by Chris Hammer

This is an Australian novel set in the Australian Scrub-lands. The setting is just as important as the plot. Hammer describes it so well, you feel like you are there, sweating along with the other characters. This novel is a mystery wrapped around a classic piece of literature. When a priest shoots five people, Martin is sent to do a story on the town a year after it happens.