Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

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This was less formulaic than expected in that the main characters were not just underdogs but also jerks. I enjoyed reading it.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Monday, December 04, 2017

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

On the one hand, this was ridiculous. But on the other hand, I kind of loved it.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by [Grann, David]

This book does not live up to the hype. It's decent, but not great. 

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Glamorous Powers by Susan Howatch

Glamorous Powers by [Howatch, Susan]

In a sense, this was kind of lame. But in another sense, I loved it and can't wait to read the next one.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

I wanted to cry through most of this. It's incredibly well done, and it's incredibly depressing.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz

The Whispering Room: A Jane Hawk Novel by [Koontz, Dean]

On the one hand, this was completely over the top. On the other hand, this was really fun to read.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Artmeis by Andy Weir

Artemis: A Novel by [Weir, Andy]

I loved this. It was awesome in all the same ways that The Martian was but without being redundant.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki

This is one of those books that everyone should read.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

It's All Relative by A. J. Jacobs

It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree by [Jacobs, A. J.]

I love Jacobs, and I thought this was great fun.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A Magnificent Obsession by Helen Rappaport

A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy by [Rappaport, Helen]

I loved this so much. (I feel vaguely embarrassed about my obsession with English royalty.)

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]


Review copy provided b publisher.

The Man Who Knew Everything by Marliee Peters

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

Review copy provided by publisher.

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.

Review copy provided by publisher.

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