True Grit by Charles Portis

Perhaps this book really needs no introduction, like many classic pieces of literature. It has had two major movie adaptations, and was for a long time required reading on school book lists, so it’s widely known and loved. It’s the story of 14 year old Mattie Ross, a determined teen who lives in frontier territory.…

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

In 20’s and 30’s Barcelona, David Martin is a teenager whose father has died, and who works in a newspaper office. When his short stories make the back page, he’s launched on a career as a writer of lurid, crowd pleasing fiction, but he has a dream of writing something more literary. While he makes…

Incognito by Khaled Talib

The Pope has been kidnapped. Is it the work of terrorists? Or does the rabbit hole go a lot deeper than that? Enter the League Of Invisible Knights, a secret order of highly trained professionals sworn to fight the forces of evil. Ayden Tanner, an ex-SAS commando, with two colleagues, descends on the scene, and…

Heritage: A Transcend Novel by Addie Hunter

In the small town of Arhaus, Nevada, three girls have been mysteriously gifted super powers. As they practice their powers and fight crime, they must keep them secret from their friends and family, and also compete with the other superheroes in their town, three boys, who seem quite familiar. When a strange symbol starts to…

Cross (AKA Alex Cross) by James Patterson

Sometimes you just want to sink into a good crime novel, and enjoy the gritty escapism. And if you like that kind of best selling fiction, full of action and races against time, you could do a lot worse than an Alex Cross novel. This is not the first in the series, but it was…

Lamentation by CJ Sansom

Shardlake, that kind-hearted, hunch backed lawyer in Henry VIII’s England is at it again, this time involved in a plot to incriminate the Queen Catherine Parr. This series of books is so evocative and immersive, I love sinking into them and being in the dark streets of London or whatever town Shardlake finds himself sent…