Monthly Archives: July 2022

Trust ~ by Hernan Diaz

I’m slowly reading my way through the Booker Prize Long List but this was on my Wish List anyway. I loved his Pulitzer winning In the Distance (see my review on this site): Trustby Hernan Diaz2022 / (415 pages)read by … Continue reading

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Grave Reservations ~ by Cherie Priest

This was on sale at Audible and it sounded better than what else I was thinking of for now at the moment. I need space between good literature and good nonfiction because they can be exhausting. The New York Times … Continue reading

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The 1619 Project: “created” by Nicole Hannah-Jones x2

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story edited by Nicole Hannah-Jones2021 / 539 pagesread by the authors: 16h 57mRating – 9 / US history (I read and listened and I would love to do it again but I only reread parts.******* I … Continue reading

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7th Heaven~ by James Patterson and Maxine Praeto 

One thing about procedurals is that they have to be accurate to the times.  A contemporary crime story should not have a couple of criminals being escorted from a building but taking a side trip to use the bathroom.  I … Continue reading

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Small Things Like These ~ by Claire Keegan

Powerful book! This is a novella which managed to make the Booker Prize Long List for last year.  It’s dedicated “…to the women and children who suffered time in Ireland’s mother and baby homes and Magdalen laundries.”  (That kind of … Continue reading

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Crime 101: A Novella ~ by Don Winslow

It seems that Winslow has changed again and this time he’s gone from a series of door-stopping tomes and the stuff of serious criminal thrillers to novellas of various everything including lengths.They’ve been put together into one volume called Broken … Continue reading

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The 1619 Project ~ by Nicole Hannah Jones

I got this book when I saw it available at the library because, I guess, I thought I “should” read it. I read quite a lot of minority literature. See Juneteenth by Annette Gordon Reed, Franchise by Marcia Chatelain and … Continue reading

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Companion Piece ~ by Ali Smith

I’d seen this advertised somewhere and stuck it on the Audible Wish List for later. It may have been before it was released.  Then when it did come out I had to finish reading  one book and found other books … Continue reading

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Kindle or Audible? Both? Or Paper? Omg –

In an online discussion with a reading group the subject of Audio books came up. I virtually always listen to books, but ‘ll often read along in a Kindle version. I originally bought a Kindle in 2008 for travel and … Continue reading

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Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World ~ by Philip Matyszak

This is a physically beautiful book even in the Kindle rendition with excellent organization, photographs and writing.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_Apocryphon Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World by Philip Matyszak 2020 / 398 pagesRead by Michael Page 8h 3mRating: 9.5 / ancient history of the … Continue reading

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No One Is Talking About This – by Patricia Longwood #2

So yes, I read this a second time.  I was blown away the first time and kind of promised myself I had to read that book again. (See my very minimal review at: https://mybecky.blog/2022/06/29/no-one-is-talking-about-thisby-patricia-lockwood/ ) No One Is Talking About … Continue reading

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The Desperate Hours ~ by Maria Brenner

Although it’s not without a few flaws, this is an incredible account of one New York Hospital systems battle with Covid-19. I heard about it on TV, found it at Audible, sampled, purchased and downloaded straightaway, it went right into … Continue reading

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