The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

A plane crash, being stranded and feet of snow is the beginning of one of the best books I’ve read this year. Now a movie, this book features an ending I didn’t see coming. Ben, a surgeon and Ashley, a journalist, the two main characters, reveal their lives and...

Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts

This is a delightful Christmas story told through the eyes of Tom, a mature, scrappy orange tomcat. Tom’s hysterical and often spot on descriptions of humans and their antics and expressions will surely put the reader in a Christmas...

To Stay Alive by Skila Brown

This young adult book is written in novel-in-verse format. It took me a little while to get used to reading this style of writing. Some pages resemble poetry books, having a few lines on a page or lines of text that resemble shapes. Some pages have a few words or just...

The Borden Murders by Sarah Miller

This is a thoroughly detailed look into the life of Lizzie Borden and the murder of her parents. Actual black-and-white photographs and reprints of newspaper articles add to the timeless mystery of this crime. I enjoyed the author’s style and recounting of events. I...

Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton

This is the true story of Ricky Richard Anywar, the founder of the international charity Friends of Orphans. Ricky’s story begins at age 14 when he and his brother are kidnapped by rebel fighters and forced to fight government soldiers in the Ugandan civil war. He is...

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

The newly discovered body of a female infant is the opening of Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight. This was one of the most stimulating and tantalizing books I have read recently. I loved the authors style of dedicating each chapter to a different character...