Friday, September 30, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Sometimes People Die by Simon Stephenson


Surprisingly good -- several plot twists that I didn't see coming, and more complexity than might have been expected.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Sunday, September 25, 2022

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

This was a lovely read, but then the ending was silly.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Hostage by A. F. Carter


This was really well done. I liked that it was a departure from the usual tropes. Recommended.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Suspect by Scott Turow


Decent story, with one of the best protagonists ever. Recommended.

Review copy provided by publisher.

The Gospel of Wellness by Rina Raphael


This was fantastic. It's a really important cultural critique and one of those books everyone should read. Also, it was just a lot of fun. 

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn


This was amazing -- so, so funny. Definitely one of the best books I've read in a long time. Highly recommended.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

This was fantastic -- a great combination of mystery, social commentary, and excellent writing. Recommended.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The Net Beneath Us by Carol Dunbar


I didn't like this -- it felt kind of emotionally manipulative as well as unresolved.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott



The It Girl by Ruth Ware

Honestly, this was disappointing.

Pleasantville by Attica Locke


 Attica Locke is one of my favorites. As usual, an excellent combo of mystery and social commentary. Highly recommended.

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson


This worked on so many levels. Why have I never read Robinson before?

Monday, September 05, 2022

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