The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
A solid steampunk novel that imagines a world where global warming has caused massive changes in society and genetic modifications of all life has caused new diseases and cultural shifts.
Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products by Sophie Uliano
A must-read for the DIY crowd, especially those interested in homesteading. Full of recipes, patterns, and ideas to create a less toxic/expensive home. Try toner recipes for greater skin!
Healer by Carol Wiley Cassella
Second novel from this lovely local author! I couldn’t put it down – deals with illegal immigrants, medical ethics, and more. A great read!
Blood Song by Cat Adams
Paranormal mystery/urban fantasy with a strong female lead. An interesting world is being developed as well. Good series start.
Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
A great crime thriller! The antagonist, Gretchen Lowell, is wonderfully written and true to her pathology. Archie is a mixed up hero and a great character.