Sunday, February 19, 2017

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner



There's a fine line between "interesting plot twist" and "way, way too convoluted" and this book crossed that line.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst



I really, really enjoyed this.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee



I really, really enjoyed this. I kept anticipating what would happen next and I kept being wrong. That was a good thing.

Review copy provided by publisher.

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella



Ack, normally I love Kinsella for funny, romantic fluff, but this book did not deliver. Characters didn't quite gel, plot didn't quite work.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

How the Other Half Banks by Mehrsa Baradaran



You would not think that a history of banking would be interesting, but you would be wrong. This is a fascinating and important book. (Also, it enraged me. Not the book. How we treat the poor.)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith



I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a novel this much. Really, really well done.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Class by Lucinda Rosenfeld



I loved this book. It was a hilarious, brilliant send-up of white liberal guilt.

Review copy provided by publisher.

The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian



The whole time I was reading this I was thinking that it was the most transparently obvious plot ever. And then I got to the last few pages and realized that what I thought was going to happen did not happen. I was totally blindsided. So, in short, this was really, really good.

Review copy provided by publisher.

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