Maddy, a loving stay at home wife and mother, seems to have it all. She will drop anything to help her friends, lives for her daughter’s happiness, and has a husband who provides financially for anything she needs. Maddy is the true cornerstone of her family.

Today, I’m recommending Those Who Wish Me Dead by New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta. Hailed as “a master” and “superb storyteller” by big-name authors like Stephen King, Michael Connelly, and James Patterson, Koryta has crafted a truly heart-thumping, edge of your seat adventure. I couldn’t put it down.  

Nothing new under the sun is a common sentiment when it comes to remakes or retellings of popular books and movies. And while oftentimes that feeling might ring true when we read a classic work that has been redone, Marissa Meyer’s teen series The Lunar Chronicles breaks through. 

Kids Scoop: Chandra's X-Ray Universe

Apr 19, 2017
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This past month, two Kid Scoop News feature reporters, Brianna Martinez and Sydney Hopkins, interviewed author Wallace H.

For more than ten years, One Book One Siouxland has brought the community together to enjoy great books and quality programming that expands the reading experience. Today, I’m excited to recommend the 2017 One Book One Siouxland selection Shoeless Joe by the late W.P. Kinsella. Written while Kinsella attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, and originally published in 1982, this much beloved and magical baseball novel continues to resonate with readers of all ages.  

Today, I’m recommending The Antiques by Kris D’Agostino, an irresistibly funny family drama jam-packed with deeply flawed yet loveable characters.

Today, I’m recommending The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang. Hailed by Amazon as one of the Best Books of 2016 and selected as an Editor’s Choice title by the New York Times, debut author Jade Chang has crafted an outrageously funny yet uninhibited family story about what it means to belong in America.

The title I’m recommending today is A Truck Full of Money: One Man’s Quest to Recover from Great Success, written by Tracy Kidder. The book is part biography of Paul English who is a brilliant software engineer, and it’s part business book about the wild, mad adventure that is entrepreneurship, venture capital, and start-up culture.

Sometimes, I feel like books find me, rather than the other way around.  This was the case with the book I am recommending today: Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber.   

The book I’m recommending today is a story about stories, it’s about sharing stories and about some stories that we wish we hadn’t shared. Commonwealth, the latest novel by Ann Patchett ends with these lines (don’t worry--no spoiler alert is needed), “Now she understood that at some point far out in the future there would be a night just like tonight, and she would remember this story and know that no one else in the world knew it had happened except Albie. She had needed to keep something for herself.”