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May Book Review

June 15, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

Disgrace, by JM Coetzee, read this month. 1.5 (out of 5) stars. I so often don’t have a great relationship with Pulitzer winners. I guess I’ll have to read this again to see if I feel the same way about it, […]

April Book Review

Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Journey into Manhood and Back Again by Norah Vincent; 3.5 stars (out of 5) This is an interesting character study on gender, but also on the author. I wasn’t quite as excited with the ending of […]

March Book Review

April 7, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

This was a weird reading month for me. I read more than 10 books this month, including an 1100 pager (which I almost reviewed here), but mostly didn’t like what I was reading. I’ve picked the best of the bunch […]

February Book Review

March 10, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston; 2.5 stars (out of 5) This is a remarkable, even unbelievable story. Even knowing it’s his true account of what happened, it’s almost impossible to read this as nonfiction because […]

January Book Review

February 11, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

What? This post is only a couple of weeks late? Huzzah! Well, I wanted to review The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi because I loved it, but I just reviewed a different book of hers that I also loved a couple […]

December Book Review

February 9, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan; 4 stars (out of 5); read in December 2015 I had forgotten how much I like Amy Tan’s writing, and I definitely didn’t remember her being so funny. Still, this takes a serious […]

November Book Review

February 7, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi; 4.5 stars (out of 5); read in November 2015 I think this would get 5 stars from me if I knew more about folklore and the specific folktales and literary references she makes […]

October Book Review

February 5, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

The Swashbuckler by Lee Lynch; 3 stars (out of 5); read in October 2015 This is somewhere between 3 and 3.5, depending on which part of the book I’m thinking about. This got considerably better for me as it went […]

September Book Review

February 4, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison; 5 stars (out of 5); read in September 2015 This book is breathtaking. In the breadth and depth of the story and content as well as the writing. I wish I wasn’t rushed […]

August Book Review

February 2, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

A Drink Before the War, by Dennis Lehane (3 stars); read in August 2015 This is well written – and funnier in tone than I remember him being – and a decent story. It’s also refreshing on a number of […]