Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while, but I was prompted to pick it up after reading a novel set in South Africa, and while enjoying Trevor Noah’s excellent interviews on the Daily Show during the pandemic.  Noah is the son of a black mother and...

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

What is it like to be the sole survivor of an airplane crash that killed 191 people including your mother, father, and brother? Eddie is only 12 when the airplane carrying his family to start a new life in California goes down near Denver. Napolitano alternates an...

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

On Valentine’s day eve in Odessa Texas in 1976, a bored fourteen-year-old named Gloria Ramirez gets in a pickup truck with a white oilfield roustabout. The book begins as she wakes up in the dirt next to him, having been brutally raped and beaten. While he is...

Super Host by Kate Russo

This sweet, charming book was exactly what I needed right now. The novel focuses on Bennett Driscoll, a once-famous artist who has taken to renting out his large West London home on AirBed while he stays in the studio shed at the back of the property. Bennett is a...