The Diamond Eye

by: Kate Quinn Goodreads description: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her […]

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy

by: Jamie Ford Goodreads description: Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living.  As Washington’s former poet laureate, that’s how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the […]

The Marriage Portrait

by:Maggie O’Farrell Goodreads description: From the author of the breakout New York Times best seller Hamnet—winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award—an electrifying new novel set in Renaissance Italy, and centering on the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de Medici. Florence, the 1550s. Lucrezia, third daughter of the grand duke, is comfortable with her obscure […]

The Measure

by: Nikki Erlick Goodreads description: Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice. It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out. But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact […]

September 2022 Tidbit

In last month’s Tidbit, we asked our readers to submit their favorite literary joke. We have ranked our top 3 in order of our preference. Thanks for participating and being loyal readers! And the winner is…Madison Carlos! We will drop your prize off this week… #1: Joke submission! As an English major…I gotta go with […]

What Happened to the Bennetts

By: Lisa Scottoline Goodreads description: Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s lacrosse game when a pickup truck begins tailgating them, on a dark stretch of road. Suddenly two men jump from the […]

When We Were Bright and Beautiful

By: Jillian Medoff Goodreads description: You can have everything, and still not have enough.  Cassie Quinn may only be twenty-three, but she knows a few things. One: money can’t buy happiness, but it’s certainly better to have it. Two: family matters most. Three: her younger brother Billy is not a rapist. When Billy, a junior […]

August 2022 Tidbit

To celebrate our 2-Year Anniversary (what?!?), we are having a giveaway. The winner will receive a collection of 5 of our favorite books, a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble, and a few “literary” surcies. To win, please send us your favorite literary joke or riddle via Facebook, Instagram or email. The best joke […]

The Foundling

by: Ann Leary Goodreads description: It’s 1927 and eighteen-year-old Mary Engle is hired to work as a secretary at a remote but scenic institution for mentally disabled women called the Nettleton State Village for Feebleminded Women of Childbearing Age. She’s immediately in awe of her employer—brilliant, genteel Dr. Agnes Vogel.  Dr. Vogel had been the only […]

The Candy House

by: Jennifer Egan Goodreads description: It’s 2010. Staggeringly successful and brilliant tech entrepreneur Bix Bouton is desperate for a new idea. He’s forty, with four kids, and restless when he stumbles into a conversation with mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or “externalizing” memory. Within a decade, Bix’s new technology, Own […]