Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

I grew up with the series and absolutely adored it. I wrote to the author when I was in middle school and he wrote back to me! I preferred these stories to Harry Potter (cue hisses and boos from the audience), which only makes sense because I have always been more...

Why Art by Eleanor Davis

This is a very quick read, and was nothing like I was expecting it to be. It’s simple and silly and thoughtful with moments of depth that took me aback. I really enjoyed it, finished it in one sitting, and plan on reading it...

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Struggling with mental illness or auto-immune disease? This author is, and she’s making the best of it. Diagnosed with almost every ailment under the sun, Jenny Lawson has learned to see the brighter side and make horrible circumstances hysterical and the hysterical...

Jeneration X by Jen Lancaster

A hilarious memoir of a midlife coming of age. A brassy, opinionated 40 something coming to terms with adulthood. An uproarious read, had me laughing out loud. Read all of her books they are endlessly...

In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle

I was really worried about starting this book. Peter S. Beagle is one of my favorite authors and a new book after such a long period of quiet was alarming. What if it didn’t live up to my hopes? What if he has lost his touch? I should have known better. Ten pages in...

Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook

I feel like I always say this, but I love this book. I really, really do. It is the perfect adventure/romance/zombie apocalypse story. Oh, and steampunk. The female protagonist is as tough as nails, a captain of an airship and a mercenary. The male lead is a treasure...