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

My Kind of Crazy

My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul   Rating: 4 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From Goodreads: Despite the best of intentions, seventeen-year old, wisecracking Hank Kirby can’t quite seem to catch a break. It’s not that he means to screw things up all the time, it just happens. A … More My Kind of Crazy

The Revenant

The Revenant by Michael Punke    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads: The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when … More The Revenant