The Diviners

The Diviners (The Diviners #1)by Libba Bray Rating: 5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads.com Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld … More The Diviners

Lady Susan

Lady Susan by Jane Austen Rating: 4 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups       From Goodreads: Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match. A magnificently crafted novel of Regency manners and mores that will delight … More Lady Susan

Vinegar Girl

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler   Rating: 3 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads.com Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges … More Vinegar Girl

The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens   Rating: 5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups       From Goodreads.com College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines … More The Life We Bury

He Wanted the Moon

He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him by Mimi Baird with Eve Claxton Rating: 4 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads: Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Dr. Perry Baird was a rising medical star in the late 1920s … More He Wanted the Moon

Jackaby

Jackaby by William Ritter   Rating: 5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads: Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see … More Jackaby

Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel  Themis Files #1 Rating: 3 1/2 Magical Coffee Cups       From Goodreads: A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with … More Sleeping Giants