Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth Church


This was solid. Not phenomenal, but solid.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Mormon Missionary by Robert Lively



Lively is a retired (non-LDS) religious studies professor who has written a non-judgmental, thorough, and fascinating study of the LDS missionary program. Every prospective missionary should read this; most members of the church and many non-members as well would find it well worth the time.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Subversive Jesus by Craig Greenfield



Part of this were phenomenal and parts really, really annoyed me.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel



So here's the thing: this is a decent read, but when the marketing people compare it to World War Z and The Martian, they set it up to fail by pegging the expectations way, way too high. 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

The Mormon Jesus: A Biography by John G. Turner



Important and fascinating.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Nim's Island by Wendy Orr



I listened to this with T for his book group. It's a decent story.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld



I completely enjoyed this. It was fun and funny--and I'm not even a Pride & Prejudice fan.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni



I really, really liked this. It was well-plotted, not derivative, with complex characters.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Submission by Amy Waldman



Phenomenally good.

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