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Book Thoughts | How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams

This book is appropriately named, though perhaps another subtitle could be added: "or how to fake it until you make it." Scott Adams is known best for Dilbert, a "satirical office humor about a white-collar, micromanaged … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Godfather by Mario Puzo

I'm one of the few people I know that has not watched Francis Ford Coppola's film classic The Godfather. When a co-worker promised that "The movie was good, but the book was better," I decided to test the thesis. And, … [Read More...]

Book Review | Earth Awakens (The First Formic War #3) by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

While the continued existence of the human race in Ender’s Game provides a serious spoiler as to how the prequel First Formic War trilogy must end, I still enjoy the closing action in Earth Awakens as the story moves to its … [Read More...]

Book Review | Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds

Forty years from now, we have stepped out into the solar system, mining the asteroids and salvaging ice from comets to provide resources for humanity's expansion. Then, in a moment, the moon Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, … [Read More...]

Book Review | Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (The First Formic War #2)

One of the most interesting things about the First Formic War trilogy is that if you’ve read Ender’s Game, then you already have some idea of what’s going to happen.  Most of the references to this war in that book hint at a … [Read More...]

Book Review | Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (The First Formic War)

Throughout the Ender series, various characters make references to the two previous alien invasions many decades earlier.  While some of the events of the second war become a key plot point in Ender’s Game, the first war is … [Read More...]

The Best Classic Novels You Can Read for Free Online

The classics are classics for a reason—they’re just that good—and what better time to hit up some of the best of the best than the summer? Daring adventures, intricate love stories, tragic heroes—what better travel … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (The Long Earth #3)

I want to love The Long Mars. I want to love it so much. It's full of ideas, of characters, of wizbang...and it's written by Terry freaking Pratchett (as well as Stephen Baxter). And yet, something is lacking that leaves … [Read More...]

Book Review | Uprooted by Naomi Novik

I want Naomi Novik's Uprooted to win the Hugo Award for best novel this year. No matter how I look at it, it's easily the best nominee in the group. It already won the Nebula and without a doubt Uprooted deserves to win the … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Though I've read The Chronicles of Narnia multiple times, it's been years since I last read them, and this is the first time I've read it to my children. We finished The Magician's Nephew earlier this year, and last week we … [Read More...]

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Adult Fiction

Review | The Wind Whales of Ishmael by Philip Jose Farmer
Review | Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Review | The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
Review | On My Way to Paradise by Dave Wolverton
2015 Campbell Nominee | Murder World: Kaiju Dawn by Jason Cordova and Eric S. Brown
Charley in the Wind by David Farland: Heartbreaking But Compelling

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Young Adult Fiction

Review | The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
Review | The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Review | Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Book Review |Tarkin by James Luceno
Review | Cress by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #3)
Review | Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George

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Utah (local) Authors

Review | Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielson
Guns and Rock n’ Roll versus Evil: Hellhound on my Trail by D.J. Butler
Book Review | Writers of the Future Volume 29 edited by Dave Wolverton
Review | Brotherhood of the Wolf by David Farland
Review | Reached by Ally Condie
Review | Nightingale by David Farland

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Non-Fiction Books

Review | Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
Review | Our Best Bites: Mormon Moms in the Kitchen by Sara Wells and Kate Jones
Book Review: Mia Love — The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, by Matt Canham, Robert Gehrke and Thomas Burr
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Review | The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
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Picture Books

Review | This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Author Feature | Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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