Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Wise Men by Stuart Nadler

This did nothing for me.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Burning Air by Erin Kelly

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I loved this book.  Completely engaging, highly suspenseful, and a unique premise.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday Mornings by Sanjay Gupta

This is probably the worst book I have ever read.

(Why did I finish it?  For the same reason that you can't look away from a train wreck.)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Pretty good.

(And:  the best book cover ever.  So pretty.)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond

I can't even tell you how much I loved this book.

Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein

I'm torn between telling you that this was a lovely meditation on aging that grapples with the modern application of the wisdom of the ancients . . . or telling you that this was a shallow, fluffy book for people who want to feel like they are engaging with big ideas but really aren't.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

61 Hours by Lee Child

If you are in the mood for a thriller, this is nearly perfect.

Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian

I think the best young adult fiction blends "Big Issues in the World" with "Big Issues in YA Lives".  This book did that nearly perfectly.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

I felt like I had heard a lot of the component parts of this before, but it was still quite interesting and a good corrective to the flashcard-obsessed parenting approach.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Universe Within by Neil Shubin

This was OK, but it didn't hold a candle to Your Inner Fish.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

Started a little slowly, not the-best-book-ever, but a decent, solid read.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

This was good, but not nearly as charming as Hugo.

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