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The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
THE LONG WAY HOME is a book for those of us who are long time readers of the series; in it, we are rewarded with new views on some of our most beloved ...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
To Dwell in Darkness (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #16)
Another excellent entry into the Kincaid/James series. While previous books have sometimes felt as though the mystery needing to be solved takes turns ...more
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
A God in Ruins
An absolutely stunning companion to LIFE AFTER LIFE, focusing on the story of Teddy Todd. I would have thought it impossible to love him more than I d ...more
Feb 06, 2015
Jan 31, 2015
Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy, #2)
It's the rare sequel that can not only live up to its predecessor, but improve upon it; GOLDEN SON is one of those sequels. Darrow has risen high foll ...more
Nov 05, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
The Goldfinch
How to describe THE GOLDFINCH? It could
have been half as long and still as powerful a story -- but then it wouldn't be a Donna Tartt. Beautifully writ
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After, #2)
Take one independent heroine in Clio, one lonely and forgotten second son who happens to be a champion prizefighter in Rafe, a castle, plans for a bre ...more
Sep 25, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
My Real Children
I have long been a fan of personal alternate history narratives -- whether the film SLIDING DOORS or Lionel Shriver's novel THE POST BIRTHDAY WORLD. T ...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
The Girl on the Train
The psychological thriller at its quiet best: eerie and uncomfortable, with the spaces inbetween providing the fear. Our main character, Rachel, is a ...more
Jan 23, 2015
Jan 23, 2015
If you have never read Cline's READY PLAYER ONE, perhaps read this first; fans of RPO will likely be disappointed, as I was. One its own, ARMADA is cl ...more
May 22, 2015
May 23, 2015
How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9)
Every time, I wonder how Penny could possibly keep getting better. While the last entry in the Gamache series was a little bit of a deviation, with LI ...more
May 18, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
The Martian
I am not even sure how to start a review of this book: it was that enjoyable. The perfect blend of go-where-no-man-has-gone-before, the mystery -- and ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
The Wild Truth: The Untold Story of Sibling Survival
The fact that Chris McCandless had a less-than-wonderful home life feels as though it is not a surprise to me; even if it was not expressly stated in ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
Did You Ever Have a Family
While a pleasurable read, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about -- it's basically an Elizabeth Berg novel written in a slightly more literary fashio ...more
Jun 06, 2015
Jun 01, 2015
The Last September
I can already tell this book will suffer from its cover and Claus von Bülow/Presumed Innocent sounding blurb on the back cover. It's not a murder myst ...more
Jun 27, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
A perfect little book -- for your mother, your sister, your friend who loves books, the readers in your life, your book club... a delightful look at t ...more
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
Vanishing Games (Jack White, #2)
A much smoother Jack White than I remember from GHOSTMAN -- but nevertheless, a fast-paced and thrilling high-stakes caper that is enjoyable from star ...more
Apr 10, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
MISSOULA is to be credited for telling a difficult and incredibly important story about the crime of rape in American society, told through the experi ...more
Jun 19, 2015
Jun 19, 2015
Lives in Ruins: Archeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble
Many a librarian knows Marilyn from her book on our profession, THIS BOOK IS OVERDUE. As in that title, Marilyn takes us into many different aspects o ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 27, 2014
Beautiful Wreck
Librarians: you know how it is incredibly difficult to find a truly good readalike for Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER? Well, look no further: BEAUTIFUL WR ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine
Winner of the 2011 Bram Stoker Award in Long Fiction, this 96-page novella focuses on the characters of Ballard, an older gentleman, and his lover, th ...more
Apr 2012
May 08, 2012
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Not a lot of surprises, if you've read some of the recent articles and books on modern parenting. Parents today are too hard on themselves; society ha ...more
Feb 17, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
Valour and Vanity (Glamourist Histories, #4)
With each entry in the Glamourist series, Mary Robinette Kowal keeps getting better and better. We the reader can enjoy a large cast of wonderfully dr ...more
Apr 29, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #4)
This book is likely both much better and much worse for not having read the description, which is a big, fat, spoiler. Just what Sir Richard Kenworthy ...more
Nov 24, 2014
Nov 25, 2014
The Enchanted
Haunting and spare, this gorgeously written novel explores deeply the many threads that make up a human life. With constantly shifting perspectives an ...more
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)
A spare and exquisite look at the dark side of family, magic, and discrimination. Imagine if Harry Potter hadn't been rescued from his room in the cup ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
Death of a Liar (Hamish Macbeth, #30)
Hamish, the villages and people of the Scottish Highlands, and the machinations of the police force remain as amusing and charming as ever, even if th ...more
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs, #11)
An absolutely terrific entry into the Maisie Dobbs series, this time featuring an unusual setting in Gibraltar at the time of the Spanish Civil War as ...more
Jan 31, 2015
Jan 29, 2015
Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4)
Purists may not like the duke-and-commoner love story -- but who cares how plausible it is when you have characters as fantastic as Griff and Pauline ...more
Dec 02, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
Put Up Your Duke (Dukes Behaving Badly, #2)
Charming. I always appreciate when a romance has the couple fall in love after they marry, and when the man is pursuing the woman. Here we have both!
Apr 11, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
Ladies, put this book down and march into your local library or bookstore and ask for some well-written erotica or romance. You won't be sorry.
May 2012
Jun 18, 2012
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