I’m a big fan of Kathryn J. Atwood’s work. She’s written several collective biographies of women who either insert themselves into or find themselves in the midst of a war zone or occupied territory. I wrote about her Women Heroes… Read More ›
If you like books about race, sexuality, power, and family you might want to check out this novel because these issues are explored in interesting and unusual ways. The pacing of the second half is just off, or at least very different from the first (it involves a court case and those often make me glaze over). If you’re someone who is really into vampire novels you’ll want to read Fledgling for the inventive vampire world Butler creates. However, if you’re the type who reads one vampire novel a year and are looking for a novel that’ll scare you and keep you reading deep into the night, you’ll probably want to pass on this one.
Published in the U.S. by Tin House Books on October 9, 2018. Bitter Orange, Claire Fuller’s third novel, is a literary mystery that fans of Sarah Waters, Daphne Du Maurier, and Shirley Jackson won’t want to miss. Fuller’s first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days, won the 2015… Read More ›
September was a great reading month for me, but I didn’t get in much blogging time. The books were all good, so I can’t not write about them. Hence, this quick recap. What I read:
A fun and irreverent mystery that’s the perfect beach read for those pining away for Obama and Biden.
Linda Greenlaw’s forth Jane Bunker mystery hits bookstore shelves on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. I’ve been intrigued by Greenlaw since reading about her in Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm (1997) and have read several of her nonfiction books, beginning with… Read More ›