Upgrade – Blake Crouch

Title: Upgrade Author: Blake Crouch Genre: Science Fiction Plot: Logan Ramsay is a member of the GPA, Gene Protection Agency. His job is to track down and arrest genetic scientists who are creating any sort of genetic alteration. After a genetically altered locus created a genetic problem with the world’s food, every scientist is nowContinue reading “Upgrade – Blake Crouch”

Where the Crawdad Sing – Delia Owens

Title: Where the Crawdad Sing Author: Delia Owens Genre: Mystery Plot: Kya has grown up in the swamps of North Carolina. The local townspeople of Barkley Cove call her the Marsh Girl, and trashy. Her mother left her family when she was young. Slowly her siblings left until it was only her and her fatherContinue reading “Where the Crawdad Sing – Delia Owens”

The Hidden Child – Louise Fien

Title: The Hidden Child Author: Louise Fien Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Edward and Eleanor Hamilton are part of the eugenics movement in the 1920’s in England. They believe that intelligence in inherited and those with disabilities, criminals, and those of the lower classes and different races are not as intelligent. Those who are classified asContinue reading “The Hidden Child – Louise Fien”

Project Hail Mary – Andy Weir

Title: Project Hail Mary Author: Andy Weir Genre: Sci-Fi Plot: Dr. Ryland Grace is humanity’s last hope. He just can’t remember it yet. He wakes up from a coma lost and confused in a spaceship. Dr. Grace starts doing some tests to see what’s going on. He learns he’s not only in space, but inContinue reading “Project Hail Mary – Andy Weir”

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”

Artemis – Andy Weir

Title: Artemis Author: Andy Weir Genre: Science Fiction Plot: Jazz Bashara is a smuggler for high end people on the moon. Some time in the future, people have started to colonize the moon. The name of the town is Artemis. It’s very expensive to live there. It’s mostly a tourist trap for the extremely rich.Continue reading “Artemis – Andy Weir”

The Saga of the Ancient Family- Eva García Sáenz

Titles: The Immortal Collection (book 1), The Sons of Adam (book 2) Author: Eva García Sáenz Translator: Lilit Žekulin Thwaites Plot: Book 1 – Adriana is the newest hire at the Museum of Archeology in Santander, Spain. Her specialty is prehistory and has recently returned to Santander after living in Madrid. Her sister-in-law, Elisa, gotContinue reading “The Saga of the Ancient Family- Eva García Sáenz”

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”

Guest Post – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Thank you Oli for this incredible book! If you’d like to know more about Oli and her work, check out her review and her website Adventures in Arabic. Title: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind Author: William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer Genre: Biography, Inspirational  Plot: When famine hits Malawi William’s family have to use the $80 that should haveContinue reading “Guest Post – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”

Pride and Prometheus- John Kessel

Title: Pride and Primetheus Author: John Kessel Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction Plot: Mary and Kitty Bennett are approaching spinsterhood. Their other three sisters (Lizzy, Jane, and Lydia) have been married off (Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingly, and Mr. Whickam respectively). Mary has applied herself to natural philosophy (what we call science and biology) whileContinue reading “Pride and Prometheus- John Kessel”

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