Monthly Archives: April 2021

Transcendent Kingdom ~ by Yah Gyasi

This had been on my wish list for some time but then a bookish friend recommended it so I upped its place in the “line.”   I’m glad she did.  It’s quite good.  So good in fact I may have … Continue reading

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Klara and the Sun ~ by Kazuo Ishiguro

Of Ishiguro’s 8 novels I’ve read 6, missingThe Unconsoled and A Pale View of the Hills.  And I’ve read his volume of short stories.  I’ve really enjoyed reading his books although the last three have not been as good, imo. … Continue reading

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Win ~ by Harlan Coben

Although I’ve read a couple books, I haven’t been a big Harlan Coban fan until now.  He gets a bit too much into the fem-jeop violence for my tastes (females in jeopardy).  But the publisher blurb intrigued me (see below):  … Continue reading

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Smalltime ~ by Russell Shorto

Russell Shorto writes books of popular history, but this is his first memoir and it’s a family memoir with some history thrown in.  I guess I’m a Shorto fan because he written 7 books and now I’ve read 5 – … Continue reading

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The New Wilderness ~ by Diane Cook

I read this back in March so I won’t count it in this month’s stats but I forgot to log it back then.   The New Wilderness By Diane Cookread by Stacey Glemboski  12h 46m Rating:  8  From the Booker site: … Continue reading

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Kindred ~ by Rebecca Waggs Sykes

This kind of nonfiction is not my favorite – it’s pretty “creative” in terms of writing style and that sometimes interferes with my enjoyment.  It makes me switch back and forth between aesthetic enjoyment and factual detail and the main thrust of Kindred … Continue reading

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Intuitive Eating – by Evelyn Tribold & Elyse Resch

I guess I’m late to the party but I’m tired of being overweight and unhappy about it.  I’m not able to exercise much due to age and surgeries. Sad because moving a lot has always worked in the past in … Continue reading

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The Tower of Babel ~ by Michael Sears

This book was a disappointment because I’ve very much enjoyed Sears’ prior novels – the ones in the Jason Stafford series.  This is another New York thriller but I’m not sure about it – somehow there is the same-old, same-old … Continue reading

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Reconstruction ~ by Mick Herron

It took me a little while, but I finally decided on another spy novel by Mick Herron. This one is an older stand alone and nothing like my favorite Slough House and Jackson Lamb books. It’s read by Julia Franklin … Continue reading

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The Discomfort of Evening ~ by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

This may be the grossest book I’ve ever read and that’s seriously too bad because it’s also brilliant.  On the one hand it’s so gross there were places which simply creeped me out.  On the other hand I finished, totally … Continue reading

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An Accidental Death ~ Peter Grainger

Whew!   Starting out with #1 in a series.  (After the last #4 as stand-alone crime book this is a relief.)  And it’s a gentle book – where the last book put the thriller before all else, this one is … Continue reading

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A Criminal Justice ~ by William J. Myers

This is pathetic –  it’s #4 in a series of 4 (so far).  And it would really be best to read the books in order – (take heed).  Unfortunately it was my first, so there were lots of connections I … Continue reading

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