Monday, May 31, 2021

Facing the Mountain by Daniel James Brown


Fascinating. I recommend this one.

Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce


This was super disappointing; I'm surprised I finished it.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Just My Type by Simon Garfield


Ah, I loved this. I'm sure it would have been better not as an audiobook, so I could see the fonts, but still.

Better, Not Bitter by Yusef Salaam


Great writing, interesting story, the self-help-ish parts were not for me.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Barnum by Robert Wilson


A really interesting biography, especially to see how many other major 19th century figures he interacted with -- and how many fires he experienced.

Friday, May 28, 2021

The Mansion of Happiness by Jill Lepore


I don't know that the chapters cohere into one theme, but they were each fascinating in their own right. Recommended.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Saturday, May 22, 2021

The Address Book by Deidre Mask


So, so, so good. Highly recommended.

How the South Won the Civil War by Heather Cox Richardson


I'm a total HCR fangirl, so I couldn't figure out why I wasn't liking this. I decided: the title is wrong. It led me to expect a book about the rise of Jim Crow, but instead the book in an overarching history of attempts at oligarchy in the US.

Breath by James Nestor



Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz


Super fun -- a good mix of mystery/thriller and social commentary.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir


Ah, I enjoyed this so much. No spoilers, but this was phenomenally fun and the ending did not disappoint.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Sunday, May 02, 2021

The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell


Decent content, and mixed feelings about an audio book that is this highly produced.

On Duty with the Queen by Dickie Arbiter



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