Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real by Brian Gordon

Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real by [Gordon, Brian]

Funny.

Review copy provided b publisher.

The Man Who Knew Everything by Marliee Peters



I read this to Truman. It was OK, very mediocre.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Color of Money by Mehrsa Baradaran



I really enjoyed reading this, in the sense that it left me completely outraged and depressed.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Miss Kopp's Midnight Confession by Amy Stewart

Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions (A Kopp Sisters Novel) by [Stewart, Amy]

So not exactly great literature, but it was fun to read.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Unraveling Oliver: A Novel by [Nugent, Liz]

Very well done--the plot was solid, the characters interesting.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Days of Night by Jonathan Stone

Days of Night by [Stone, Jonathan]

I really, really enjoyed this. I will definitely be looking for his other books. It felt like much more than just a genre mystery. There were all sorts of interesting issues here and well-developed characters.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Tomlinson Hill by Chris Tomlinson

Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black by [Tomlinson, Chris]

Very interesting, especially since the hill is so close to here.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Pandemic by A. G. Riddle

Pandemic (The Extinction Files Book 1) by [Riddle, A.G.]

Entertaining, but the end got a bit squirrelly. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver

The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by [Shriver, Lionel]
I thoroughly enjoyed this (despite one weak plot point).

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

When the English Fall by David Williams



Fascinating premise with a somewhat lackluster execution.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Pandora's Lab by Paul A. Offit

Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong by [Offit, Paul A.]
This was really well done and extremely interesting. Highly recommended.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Everybody's Son by Thrity Umrigar



I picked this up because I liked her other books so much, but this was disappointing.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown



I really enjoyed this. For once, the plot twists were decent.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Last of the Blue and Grey by Richard Serrano


Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War by [Serrano, Richard A.]  Very interesting, if somewhat disturbing and also strangely funny.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? by Katrine Marcal

Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics by [Marcal, Katrine]

I loved this so, so, so much. A contender for the all-time favorites list.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Detroit by Charlie LeDuff



Detroit: An American Autopsy by [LeDuff, Charlie]

Fascinating, horrifying, depressing, and vulgar.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Prince Charles by Sally Bedell Smith

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I really enjoyed this.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lille de Jong by Janet Benton



So in many ways, this was excellent. But I felt that it was marred by several improbably coincidences used to move the plot along.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore



Fascinating. A great story and interesting slice of history.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Skitter by Ezekiel Boone



I'm embarrassed by how much I liked this: not only is it a spider apocalypse, but it is also clearly a "middle in a trilogy" where the ball barely gets moved down the court. But, yet, I loved it.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Devoured by Sophie Egan



This was largely shallow and derivative, but it had a few interesting moments.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Matriarch by Anne Edwards



I really enjoyed this one. Recommended.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

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