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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
liked it
As anticipated, this is a difficult book to review. In fact, I was in two minds about even reading it, though I am not unhappy that I did. On the one ...more
Apr 21, 2018
not set
Apr 17, 2018
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
it was amazing
I was very wary of reading this book, because it just sounded so, so creepy and when I bought it, the killer had not yet been caught. Yet when he was ...more
Apr 30, 2018
Apr 07, 2018
The Woman in the Window
it was amazing
This book got so much hype, I was wary to read it, but then I got started and couldn't put it down. The story reminded me a little of The Girl on the ...more
Jan 06, 2018
Jul 09, 2017
The Last Mrs. Parrish
it was ok
To be honest, I almost feel I am being generous with two stars, but then I did finish it, so I wouldn't think it right to give it an even lower rating ...more
Feb 02, 2018
Jan 28, 2018
The Heart's Invisible Furies
it was amazing
Oh, I just LOVED this book! The hype is well deserved! I don't even know quite how to review it yet, but if you haven't read it, don't be daunted by t ...more
Jan 11, 2019
Jul 26, 2017
What Happened
it was amazing
A lot has been said and written about What Happened, and I won't add much more. What I will say is this: It is not a book by an angry, bitter, "nasty" ...more
Sep 26, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
The Alice Network
it was amazing
“Facing a pistol-wielding murderer does tend to put parents further down the list of things to be intimidated by.”
― Kate Quinn, The Alice Networ
Nov 24, 2017
not set
Mar 11, 2017
Salt to the Sea
it was amazing
This book crushed me! Despite having read and learned so much about this terrible time in our world history, I am amazed that there are constantly new ...more
Dec 28, 2016
Jan 28, 2016
it was amazing
Robert Harris is one of my favorite authors of historical fiction, and he has another winner on his hands with Munich. It tells the story of two men, ...more
Nov 12, 2017
Nov 07, 2017
Tin Man
it was amazing
I don't know why I waited so long to read this book, but now that I have, I want everyone else to read it, too! This is my first book by Sarah Winman, ...more
Aug 09, 2018
Apr 03, 2018
Something in the Water
it was amazing
Something in the Water was such a page turner! It started off a little slow, but then something happens and the pace picks up and never slows. I won't ...more
Jul 2018
Feb 15, 2018
Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
liked it
I'm in two minds about this book. On the one hand, it was compulsively readable; on the other it just felt unpleasant from start to finish. Omarosa Ma ...more
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 19, 2018
The Other Woman (Gabriel Allon, #18)
liked it
I had been looking forward to this book as a fun, fast-paced summer thriller, but I am sorry to say, I was left disappointed. The story felt disjointe ...more
Aug 07, 2018
Jun 26, 2018
The Great Alone
really liked it
3.5 stars

“Leni saw suddenly how hope could break you, how it was a shiny lure for the unwary. What happened to you if you hoped too hard f
Apr 07, 2018
not set
Apr 01, 2018
The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House
it was amazing
“Progress doesn’t move in a straight line.”
― Ben Rhodes, The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House

Fellow fans of Pod Save America w
Jun 20, 2018
Jun 07, 2018
Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist
really liked it
The first time I heard of Derek Black was on an episode of the podcast The Daily. I found his story fascinating even then, and when I had a chance to ...more
Oct 12, 2018
Jul 24, 2018
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
it was amazing
I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me ...more
Nov 27, 2016
Oct 28, 2016
The Wife Between Us
really liked it
The Wife Between Us was another mystery that received A LOT of attention since its recent publication, and though it wasn't as inventive as I had hope ...more
Jan 11, 2018
Jan 05, 2018
Magpie Murders
it was amazing
4.5 stars
“You'd have thought that after twenty years editing murder mysteries I'd have noticed when I found myself in the middle of one.”
Aug 25, 2017
Jun 07, 2017
I Am Watching You
liked it
Unfortunately, this was a it of a meh read for me. So many people and POV's (which I usually enjoy), and shifts between first and third person muddled ...more
Oct 05, 2017
Sep 01, 2017
March: Book One (March, #1)
it was amazing
I just finished March Book 3, and I felt I couldn't quite write a fitting review until I had completed the series. This is my third foray into the wor ...more
Sep 27, 2016
Sep 19, 2016
Murder In Thrall (New Scotland Yard/Doyle and Acton, #1)
did not like it
This book was such a surprise! I had expected a quality mystery, but got something I find hard to classify. It is part mystery, part Fifty Shades, and ...more
Nov 2014
Oct 14, 2014
Behind Her Eyes
really liked it
When a book comes with the hashtag #wtfthatending, I am intrigued and slightly dubious. However, in the case of Sarah Pinborough's latest, Behind Her ...more
Jan 21, 2017
Dec 30, 2016
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
liked it
This book reads a bit like a gossipy celebrity memoir, except instead of feeling amused when I finished it, I just felt confused and disturbed. While ...more
Jan 09, 2018
not set
Jan 05, 2018
The Hate U Give
really liked it
“Once upon a time there was a hazel-eyed boy with dimples. I called him Khalil. The world called him a thug.
He lived, but not nearly long enough
Mar 17, 2017
Mar 03, 2017
Sweet Little Lies
really liked it
Even though it feels like it took me FOREVER to finish this book, I rather enjoyed it. It was clever with good characterization as well as a compellin ...more
Nov 11, 2017
Jun 09, 2017
Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs
it was amazing
I felt a gamut of emotions paging through this book, reading Souza's reflections and reminiscences, but mostly I felt proud. Obama was the first presi ...more
Mar 05, 2018
Nov 16, 2017
The Lost Man
it was amazing
This is my third book by Jane Harper, and it might just be my favorite so far! The story takes place in the Australian outback, which acts almost like ...more
Mar 27, 2019
Oct 26, 2018
The Silent Sister
it was amazing
4.5 stars
This was my fifth book by Shalini Boland, and I will be happy to read whatever she writes next as well. The Silent Sister has the cleve
Jun 14, 2018
May 18, 2018
Force of Nature (Aaron Falk, #2)
really liked it
“It seemed very far away and long ago now. Like it had happened to someone else.”
― Jane Harper, Force of Nature
It is always a challenge, I
Apr 12, 2018
not set
Apr 01, 2017
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