A great read for parents, students, teachers, athletes and even business people.  Is the ability to persist when facing obstacles more important than ability alone? Can passion and perseverance be […]

Shoot for the Moon

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing has come and gone but it’s not too late to learn about the astronauts, engineers, and journalists who defined the historic event.  […]

Guns, Germs and Steel

Everyone, even unenthusiastic history readers will like this book.  A supremely interesting history of modern societies from the perspective of geography and environmental influences.  So good! Buy on


Did you know that the US once forcibly sterilized women deemed “feeble minded?” Yep, we did that. Read all about the women, Carrie Buck, and her landmark Supreme Court Case. […]

A Dog’s Purpose

Great for dog lovers but this one’s a tear jerker.  Follow this dog’s many lives as it is reborn as new breeds and into new life situations as it tries […]

Daring Greatly

Vulnerability is not a weakness, but in fact a strength.  This book helps us embrace this part of ourselves – and find love, joy, and belonging in the process. Buy […]

Undaunted Courage

Reading like a novel, this epic account of the Louisiana Purchase and beyond to the west is beautifully and definitively written with a little politics, diplomacy, romance and a lot […]

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Great for people who like to be surprised by beauty. The coolest kid in school just made you his best friend and confidant and made you a mixtape. Buy on […]

A Woman of No Importance

Wow- this woman is a stone cold bad a$$!  More effective than the male spies the Allies sent to fight Nazis in France and with only 1 leg. A true […]

Brown Girl Dreaming

Great for children and adults. Gifted in her use of words, local author Woodson eloquently shares her personal stories of growing up in Nicholtown. Buy on