Thursday, August 31, 2023

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp by Leonie Swann


It almost seems like "quirky old people solving a mystery" is becoming its own genre. I have certainly read some very funny, very engaging books in that niche. This one definitely qualifies. Recommended.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Atomic Habits by James Clear


I'm torn between thinking this was really insightful and really pedestrian.

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway



Ms. Demeanor by Elinor Lipman

This was really funny.

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts by Christopher Beha


I virtually never read (as opposed to listen to) books, but I am developing a preference for paper books on vacation, so . . . I picked this up at a little store in Winter Park, Colorado. It was really good.

Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman


While the plot suffered from some of the same weird extremeness as other mysteries, the protagonist's voice made it worthwhile. I'll probably continue with the series.

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

Dark Corners by Megan Goldin


In general, this was solid -- the brief sections from the killer's perspective were handled well. However, the scorn for influencer culture felt a bit over the top. I mean, we get it: they are shallow.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum


I don't know why everyone is raving about this.

Tuesday, August 01, 2023

Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen


This was very clever. I listen to so many books that a lot seem derivative, but this felt fresh. 

Review copy provided by publisher.

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