Dune – Frank Herbert

Title: Dune Author: Frank Herbert Genre: Science Fiction Plot: Paul Atreides has just arrived on the planet Arrakis with his father, the Duke Leto Atreides, and mother with the intent of taking it over from the Baron Harkonnen, by force if necessary. As the Duke prepares his men, their ambushed and separated. Now Paul andContinue reading “Dune – Frank Herbert”

Miss Peregrine’s Home Series- Ransom Rigs

Titles: Book 1 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Book 2 – Hollow City, Book 3 – Library of Souls, Book 4 – Map of Days, Book 5 – Conference of Birds, Book 6 – The Desolation of Devil’s Acre Author: Ransom Riggs Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Plot: Book 1 – Jacob Portman isContinue reading “Miss Peregrine’s Home Series- Ransom Rigs”

Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

Title: Murder on the Orient Express Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Mystery Plot: Hercule Poirot is on his way home. With some help from his friend, Mr. Bouc, he finds bunk on the Orient Express. Everything changes when the train is delayed because of snow. Some time after, Poirot learns a passenger, Ratchet, has been murdered.Continue reading “Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie”

Every Tool’s a Hammer – Adam Savage

Title: Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life’s What You Make It Author: Adam Savage Genre: Memoir Plot: Adam Savage of Mythbusters tells of his experiences and what he’s learned from his life. Throughout the book, Adam gives advice for how to be a better maker, whether that be a engineer, designer, artist, writer, etc. Though heContinue reading “Every Tool’s a Hammer – Adam Savage”

Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers

Title: Redeeming Love Authors: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Michael Hosea has recently come to California searching for gold during the California gold rush. But Michael’s different from the other miners. He holds tight to his Christian faith and refuses to lose his soul to the gold fever that’s taken so many men. NotContinue reading “Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers”

The Last Sin Eater – Francine Rivers

Title: The Last Sin Eater Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Cadi Forbes in a young girl living in a small Appalachian Mountain town during the 1850’s. The families all come from Wales and have brought Christian traditions, and a few Welsh, with them. One is that of a mysterious man, called a SinContinue reading “The Last Sin Eater – Francine Rivers”

Falling From Horses – Molly Gloss

Title: Falling From Horses Author: Molly Gloss Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Bud Frazer is a ranch hand from Eastern Oregon. In 1938 he decides to leave his family’s ranch and head for Hollywood. He hopes to become a stunt rider for the movies. On his bus ride down, he meets and befriends Lily Shaw. LilyContinue reading “Falling From Horses – Molly Gloss”

The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri

Title: The Namesake Author: Jhumpa Lahiri Genre: Realistic Fiction Plot: Ashima is waiting to meet her future husband, Ashoke Ganguli, in Calcutta, India. It’s an arranged marriage. He seems nice and not long after they are married, they move to Massachusetts where Ashoke has taken a professor job at MIT. Ashima is scared and withdrawn.Continue reading “The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri”

The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux

Title: The Phantom of the Opera Author: Gaston Leroux Genre: Gothic fiction Plot: At the Palais Garnier, there are rumors of a ghost causing accidents. He is the Opera Ghost. A mysterious accident cause the leading soprano, La Carlotta, to leave. She’s had enough and storms out during a dress rehearsal. This propels a chorusContinue reading “The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux”

Bridge to Haven – Francine Rivers

Title: Bridge to Haven Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Abra was abandoned as an infant in the 1950s. Paster Ezekial Freeman found her under a bridge during his morning walk. She grew up in the city of Haven with an older ‘brother,’ Joshua. Abra was never content with her small town life. SheContinue reading “Bridge to Haven – Francine Rivers”

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