The Art of Hearing Heartbeats– Jan-Philipp Sendker

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats– Jan-Philipp Sendker

Read Date: January 18, 2020Rating: 3.5/5Format: E-book Julia Win's father has left. Out of the blue and without a trace, he disappeared and was never heard of again. To get to the bottom of this disappearance, Julia visits her father's native Kalaw in Burma (present day Myanmar), where she meets a mysterious man who inexplicably [...]

The Starless Sea– Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea– Erin Morgenstern

Read Date: January 16, 2020Rating: 3/5Format: Print Book The Night Circus author Erin Morgenstern returns with with another fantastic (double meaning!) novel that beautifully exhibits her knack for creating dreamy, twisty, quasi-steampunky worlds in The Starless Sea. When Zachary Ezra Rawlins checks out an antique, authorless, mysterious book from his university library, he discovers in [...]

Northanger Abbey — Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey — Jane Austen

Read Date: January 8, 2020Rating: 5/5Format: E-Book Northanger Abbey follows a much more run-of-the-mill heroine than the bulk of Austen's other novels, and herein lies the foundation on which the rest of the novel's strength is shaped. Catherine Morland is, through and through, a teenage girl. She is silly and naive and only making her [...]

Rebecca — Daphne DuMaurier

Rebecca — Daphne DuMaurier

Read Date: December 8, 2019Rating: 5/5Format: Print book/Audiobook With an infamous first line to rival Pride and Prejudice or Moby Dick, Rebecca is a gothic tale of mystery, romance, suspense, and elegance. Rebecca's unnamed heroine is swept up in a whirlwind romance with the refined and handsome Maxim de Winter, eventually leaving her 'old' life [...]

The Dutch House — Ann Patchett

The Dutch House — Ann Patchett

Read Date: November 12, 2019Rating: 3.5/5Format: Print Book/Audiobook With an audiobook narrated by Tom Hanks, The Dutch House is the story of two devoted siblings, their journey from childhood into adulthood, and their reliance on and support of each other to overcome the trials of their youth. The Conroys live in the infamous Dutch House, [...]

Whisper Network — Chandler Baker

Whisper Network — Chandler Baker

Read Date: November 6, 2019Rating: 3/5Format: E-book When Sloane Glover, Ardie Valdez, and Grace Stanton, three high-level attorneys, realize that their historically predatory boss just might have found a new target in the company's most recent hire, the women decide to snap into action. They choose to challenge the odds and speak out against a [...]

Love and Other Consolation Prizes — Jamie Ford

Love and Other Consolation Prizes — Jamie Ford

Read Date: October 22, 2019Rating: 3/5Format: E-book A portrait of Victorian and post-Victorian Seattle through the eyes of Ernest Young, a Chinese orphan displaced from his home to the United States, Love and Other Consolation Prizes explores themes of humanity, belonging, and, of course, love. When, beyond all odds, Ernest survives the brutal journey from [...]