Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

I have no idea why people are raving over this book. It is mediocre at best.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

So they blurb this book as if it were a chick-lit rom-com a la Sophie Kinsella, but it . . . is not. It's good, but the fact that it used the same device as another book I read recently kind of took the punch out of it for me.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

Need to Know: A Novel by [Cleveland, Karen]

I thought this was great fun.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

The Woman in the Window: A Novel by [Finn, A. J.]

Solid, but not quite up to all of the hype about it.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

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This was surprisingly good for genre fiction.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

The Good Widow: A Novel by [Fenton, Liz, Steinke, Lisa]

Kind of ridiculous, but also kind of entertaining.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Happiness for Humans by P. Z. Reizin

Happiness for Humans by [Reizin, P.Z.]

If I said "rom-com with AI as Greek gods," you'd probably think that was stupid. But this: this is one of my favorite books every.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Behave by Robert M. Sapolsky

Solid, but (1) this really could have used a good editor, and (2) it doesn't quite live up to the hype, and (3) if you read a lot of social science, a lot of this won't be new to you.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Lady Bird and Lyndon by Betty Boyd Caroli

I really, really enjoyed this.

Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict

Carnegie's Maid: A Novel by [Benedict, Marie]

I normally love books that can be described as "like reading Downton Abbey," but I think the genre of "we're going to focus on a woman peripheral to a famous person and show how she changed history" has been overdone.

Review copy provided by publisher.

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