The Best Book I’ve read in 2018

I asked this question earlier today on instagram, and as always the community had a lot to say. There were so many readers who chimes in to answer this question, which can sometimes be a difficult decision to make. There were a few familiar titles, some that I have been wanting to read, and even […]

We take our Read a Thons seriously

Getting kids excited about reading books can be a challenge. There are more things than ever that compete for our attention, and some parents struggle to get their children to read a book. One of the things that works well in my house is… essentially bribery. We load up on treats, we find a stack […]

Books – a great, free source of entertainment

I came across a nice little info graphic on the web that illustrates some of the advantages of reading books. And all of these are true, or at least they “might be” true. There is one that I can’t relate to personally. (See below). I can never seem to get out of a bookstore without […]

Friday Black book review

I bought this book at a signing in Boston last week. The author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah read a selection and gave some thoughts on his experience as a new writer. The book is a collection of short stories with deep, impactful themes but told in digestible and entertaining settings. These stories each mix an aspect […]

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

I had a chance to hear this hot new author read from and sign his new book Friday Black at Harvard Bookstore in Boston. This writer is exactly the type of person that you truly want to find great success. While the subjects of many of his short stories are dark and foreboding Adjei-Brenyah was […]

Book recommendations from two incredible contemporary authors – John Boyne and Gabriel Tallent

Here are two of today’s best contemporary authors on their book recommendations for the upcoming months. First, John Boyne (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and more recently The Heart’s Invisible Furies) searches his own private library of over 3,000 titles to proudly display his top ten (see comments from Mr. Boyne for each title): […]

Colson Whitehead in SLC- Winner of the National Book Award for fiction

I was excited to hear that one of the hottest authors around is making a stop in Utah this week. There are actually three events that you can catch him at around Salt Lake City. See the schedule below. Whitehead has been around for several years and already has a few books under his belt, […]