Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Absolution by Alice McDermott


I really enjoyed this. It took on a relatively unusual topic and setting, It's one of those books that feels well worth the read, but also that it isn't obvious how/why that is the case.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Christmas Presents by Lisa Unger


I usually like Unger, but I didn't like the sort of Christmas/horror mash-up. It just felt unnecessary, and not clever.

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I Used to Be Fun by Melanie Summers


Super funny (maybe especially for women of a certain age), and interesting to think about.

Review copy provided by publisher.

The Last One by Will Dean

Well, I didn't see that twist coming.

The Last Close Call by Laura Griffin


I loved the local color (I mean, a serial killer from Round Rock?!?), but it was a bit cheesy, especially the romance angle.

The Body at Rookery Barn by Kate Hardy


I don't usually go in for cozy mysteries, but I thought that this one was really well done.

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Death Valley by Melissa Broder


Very weird, but I think I liked it.

Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos


This was super funny and a really interesting perspective.

The Exchange by John Grisham


Kind of a departure for Grisham. It was decent.

Going Zero by Anthony McCarten


I loved this so, so much.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

The Nix by Nathan Hill


I really liked this. I wish there were more Nathan Hill books.

Holly by Stephen King


This was fun.

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

A Traitor in Whitehall


This was right on the line between "great story, great setting" and "ohdeargod not another regular English caught up in WWII-era spying."

Review copy provided by publisher.

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