Friday, December 31, 2021

The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird


This was so well done and interesting. It would be a great choice for book groups.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The Liar's Giel by Catherine Howard


I still can't decide if I think the ending was too far fetched.

No One Is Talking about This by Patricia Lockwood


This was amazing. And unusual. I was really moved by it, and I will be thinking about it for a long time.

8 1/2 Stone by Liz Jones


This wasn't as funny as it thought it was, and it almost seemed like it was fat shaming.

Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea


This was really well done -- I didn't see the plot twist(s) coming.

Review copy provided by publisher.

They May Not Mean To But They Do by Catherine Shine


Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather


A few good moments, but mostly blah.

The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan


This was really well done.

Beach Read by Emily Henry



Wednesday, December 22, 2021

A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris


This was just . . . not that well done. It didn't feel as if it were breaking any new ground, and the social commentary didn't quite work.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Nomadland by Jessica Bruder


Fascinating. This was really well done, and very interesting.

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry


I'm thoroughly embarrassed by how much I loved this romance.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult


For the first half of this, I thought it was very formulaic. Then: plot twist . . . and it became fascinating.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Oh What Fun by Chandler Baker


Oh, this really was fun. A great, quick, hilarious holiday read.

Review copy provided by publisher.

One Night New York by Lara Thompson


This was clever and interesting; I enjoyed reading it.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Miracle and Wonder by Malcolm Gladwell


This was super-fun.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin


This was an enjoyable read, but I don't think I liked the ending?

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

In the Field by Rachel Pastan



The Churchill Sisters by Rachel Trethewey


I enjoyed this. It's a unique take.

Review copy provided by publisher.

The Hawthorne School by Sylvie Perry


So great concept, great characters. But the writing was a bit cliched, and the plot a bit over the top. 

Review copy provided by publisher.

Sunday, December 05, 2021

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Never by Ken Follett


I feel almost guilty for how much I enjoyed this. It was just fantastic, if not great literature.

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