Thursday, September 30, 2021

Run the world by Becky Wade


Great topic, poor execution. I think she may have been too young to write this.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Last Seen Alone by Laura Griffin


Clever and fun, with a nice romantic angle (if a bit eye-rolling of a sex scene).

Review copy provided by publisher.

Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley


Honestly, this was kind of lame.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum


Everyone working in education should read this book, as well as anyone who wants to have an opinion about affirmative action.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

What Makes Olga Run? by Bruce Grierson


A fantastic blend of biography and science. Highly recommended.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Odd Numbers by J.J. Marsh


This was just too . . . unlikely. Way too many contrived plot points to work.

Review copy provided by publisher.

The F*ck It Diet by Caroline Dooner

This was interesting and entertaining.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Hawking Hawking by Charles Seife


Interesting material, but the reverse chronological order was annoying.

Civilizations by Laurent Binet


Despite the fact that it got a bit into the weeds near the end, this was fantastic and great fun.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Golden State by Michelle Richmond


Lots of potential, but it tried to do too much and ended up dropping it all.

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances


This was clever.

Thursday, September 09, 2021

We, The Jury by Robert Rotstein


This was enjoyable. It was also one of the rare cases where I appreciated having >1 narrator in the audio book.

Into the Lake by LK Chapman


This was just not that good. Too over the top, poorly executed characters, weird.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Over the Falls by Rebecca Hodge


A great story -- unlike many similar books, not over the top.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Late City by Robert Olen Butler


All the emotions . . . I just loved this. Part of me felt like I shouldn't, like it was too stereotypical, but I just did.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Saturday, September 04, 2021

No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert


Important topics, but she tried to do too much and none of it worked.

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult


Very good -- with a twist I didn't anticipate. Recommended.

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