Category Archive: Top of the Pile

The White Rose by Glen Cook

Brief Summary:  The White Rose has returned with a vengeful counterstrike, and there is hope once again against The Lady.  But the Dominator is stirring within his prison, and the terrors he may… Continue reading

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Brief Summary: Lockwood, Lucy, and George comprise the ghost exorcising agency called Lockwood &  Co., the only ghost agency run by teenagers. Struggling to keep their company afloat, they take on dangerous assignment… Continue reading

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Brief Summary:  Rand Al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, has come to Shayol Ghul to face the heart of all evil, the Dark One, and the world and its future rests on his shoulders.  The… Continue reading

The Devil’s Concubine by Jill Braden

Brief Summary:  QuiTai, the Devil’s concubine and crime mastermind is already playing a dangerous game—simultaneously placating the Devil while also scheming for the freedom of her people the Ponongese. But when Thampurian spy… Continue reading

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Brief Summary: The world has fallen apart, and most people live in great poverty, but for all there is always comfort in the simulated world of the OASIS. Wade, like many who spend… Continue reading

Good Prose by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd

Brief Summary: Two friends, a writer and his editor, talk about what makes good writing, and in doing so they present an intimate view into why writers love what they do. The Tsundoku… Continue reading

Seashells, Gator Bones, and the Church of Everlasting Liability by Susan Adger

Brief Summary: From the scraps of paper found in an old, Great Depression Floridian town called Toad Springs, Susan Adger weaves the tales of the town’s inhabitants throughout the years. From the new… Continue reading