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Book Review | The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

There's much to like about The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl's homage to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields--some of the greatest American poets of the 19th century. It is a … [Read More...]

Book Review | From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives by Jeffrey E. Garten

In From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives, Jeffery Garten offers a brief history of globalization over the course of humanity's history. It's an enjoyable jaunt through the last … [Read More...]

Book Review | Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

If the Star Wars trilogies are concerned with the operatic drama of the Skywalker family and their close associates, then Lost Stars delivers fills in the spaces in between by providing a sampling of back story into the … [Read More...]

Book Review |Tarkin by James Luceno

I've always thought of Grand Moff Tarkin was one of the under-appreciated villains of the Star Wars saga. He was a powerful commander close to the Emperor, called Darth Vader an "old friend," and did not hesitate to destroy … [Read More...]

Book Review | Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that Changed the Course of World War II by Jennet Conant

Tuxedo Park is about a Wall Street tycoon, a brilliant scientific mind, and an inventor of devices and instruments used by the military to defeat the forces of evil. No, he's not Tony Stark; he's Alfred Lee Loomis, and his … [Read More...]

Book Review | Golden Son by Pierce Brown (Red Rising #2)

It takes only a moment for Darrow to be thrust back in to the heart of danger and desperation. Now the ward of the most powerful house on Mars, he leads a coterie of friends and nominal allies as he leaves the Institute and … [Read More...]

Book Review | Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

The further I got into the Seveneves thought experiment, the more I wanted to like it. It's an epic disaster novel (or is it an epic disaster of a novel? More on that later) that pits the human race against nature as the moon … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman

Adolf Tolkachev's story is one of brilliant courage and heroism. That it ends in tragedy and betrayal only seems to accentuate the stakes that he faced in his struggle to tear down the totalitarian tyranny of the Soviet … [Read More...]

Book Review | Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Well, heck. If this isn't how you open a series, then I don't know how you do. Red Rising starts deep below the Martian surface, where Darrow, a "Red," lives and works the mines as a helldiver retrieving helium-3 which … [Read More...]

Avast, Earthlings; Aliens Want Your Energy | The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Dystopian literature and movies have recently had a surge of popularity in recent years, particularly in the young adult genre. With today's fears of an unstable future, it may not be a surprise that fiction portraying a … [Read More...]

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Adult Fiction

2015 Hugo Nominee: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
The Wonder of Short Stories: Writers of the Future Volume 30
Review | The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Book Review | Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Review | Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Review | Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (PART 2 of 2)

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Young Adult Fiction

Review | Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Review | The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Book Review | The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Review | Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Review | The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Review | The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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Utah (local) Authors

Guns and Rock n’ Roll versus Evil: Hellhound on my Trail by D.J. Butler
Review | Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Book Bomb and Review | Lights in the Deep by Brad R. Torgersen
Review | Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Review | Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
Monster Hunter Nemesis by Larry Correia: 110% Pure Awesome

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Non-Fiction Books

Review | Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
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Review | Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray
Review | Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
David Farland Nails It: Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing
Review | The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies by Bryan Caplan

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Picture Books

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Caldecott Winners 2013
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