top5in2016

Top 5 Reads in 2016

Dark Matter This book absolutely blew me away.  Given that people were rather secretive on the overall plot by throwing out testimonials like, “Just read this, you won’t regret it”, how could I pass it up?  Keeping in the tradition of the aforementioned praise, I will continue to refrain from spoiling the events in Crouch’s…

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

You Will Know Me

Katie and Eric Knox are parents to Devon, a young, talented and ambitious gymnast with Olympic aspirations.  Devon has sacrificed her childhood in exchange for hard work and dedication to her craft while Eric and Katie have sacrificed their personal lives and finances to help Devon realize her full potential.  As Devon approaches the age…

The Song is You

The Song is You

Gil “Hop” Hopkins works as a publicist for a major Hollywood studio where he specializes in twisting the truth and covering up conspiracies.  He’s approached by a young woman accusing him of omitting details surrounding the disappearance of her friend, actress Jean Spangler.  While he tries to sell her on the tired excuse of “I…

Dare Me by Megan Abbott

Dare Me

Addy and Beth rule their cheerleading squad with an iron fist.  Practices are rare, performances are uninspired and the effort is just not there.  However, when a new coach arrives and challenges Beth’s captaincy by threatening to whip the girls into a well coordinated unit, some members are less than impressed.  Can the new Coach…