Sunday, July 31, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022

Impact by Mark Mills


This was well-done. Several layers, unexpected events. 

Review copy provided by publisher.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand


Another fun beach read.

Drunk on All Your Strange New Words by Eddie Robson


This was very clever and well done. Recommended.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand


I enjoyed this -- it's a quintessential beach read.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman


This was pretty good. I stayed up too late finishing it.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Oleander City by Matt Bondurant


This just wasn't very good. It tried to do too much, and didn't do any of it particularly well.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin


I think I liked this?

Upgrade by Blake Crouch


This was pretty good. Not life-changing or anything, but pretty good.

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center


This was really fun. If you are in the mood for a light rom-com, this is a good choice.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci


Very engaging, right up until the end, when it totally jumped the shark.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Into the Mist by P. C. Cast


Interesting concept, but it didn't really do anything unique with it, the dialogue was a bit stilted, and the treatment of religion was ham-fisted.

Review copy provided by publisher.

The Boys by Katie Hafner


A great story. I'm still not sure if I think the sudden resolution near the end is reasonably realistic or not, but there is--either way--a lot of interesting things going on here.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger


I loved this. Just totally got into it. Highly recommended.

Saturday, July 09, 2022

An Immense World by Ed Yong


I feel like this should have been fascinating, but somehow it still felt like a slog.

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. by Lee Kravetz


Unusually good -- a really compelling story.

Elsewhere by Alexis Schaitkin


This was kind of amazing, unique. I'll be thinking about it for a long time. It would be great for book groups. Recommended.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Friday, July 01, 2022

The Measure by Nikki Erlick


This was unusually good -- interesting plot, ultimately uplifting.

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