Author Archives: beckylindroos

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

I’ve read a number of books by Erik Larson and mostly quite enjoyed them.  However, imo, some are definitely better than others.  The ones where there is a murder thrown into what is basically a moderately interesting history are not so good. … Continue reading

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Peril ~ by Bob Woodward, Robert Costa

This book went on my Wish List at Audible when its upcoming publication was announced.  I didn’t pre-order it because I just don’t do pre-orders.  Over the last 5 years I’ve read maybe 25 “Trump books” either about him specifically … Continue reading

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Forgetting ~ by Scott A, Small

Oh my – another fascinating book.  (There are just too darn many good books to read and not nearly enough time!)  Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering By Scott Small 2021 / 211 pages (print) Read by Timothy Pabon  5h 49m Rating:  9.5 … Continue reading

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The Shadow King ~ by Maaza Mengiste

I skimmed a lot of this book because, for one thing, parts of it were almost over-the-top violent. I used to close my eyes in movies when the violence got too much, so I can skim in books.  I don’t usually … Continue reading

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Apples Never Fall ~ by Liane Moriarty

There are so many enticing books out this fall – it would seem that our favorite authors have been writing away all during the pandemic with good stories on their minds – less graphic grossness, sex and violence anyway.  I’ve … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Half ~ by Brit Bennett

This came up on several “best of” lists including former president Obama’s from last year.  It was on my Wish List at Audible for months until I just got sick of seeing it there and removed it.  Then it was … Continue reading

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Shutdown ~ by Adam Tooze

Heck of a good book – yes-siree-bob – if you’re interested in international and macro economics in the era of the novel Coronavirus-19. I read Premonition by Michael Lewis which was about the medical aspects and how the US professionals … Continue reading

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The Shadow District ~ by Arnaldur Indridason,

I’ve read several of Indridason’s books and discovered this available at the library.  So I got it. Just before I remembered that Matrix by Lauren Groff was released today. Oh dear.  So now I’ve got them both.  How to read … Continue reading

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The Last Mona Lisa ~ by Jonathan Santlofer

I used to really enjoy mysteries with art settings and themes and I read quite a number back then, maybe 10 years ago?  These days I’ll pick up an art-oriented novel if it catches my eye and has gotten a … Continue reading

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The Whistler ~ by John Grisham

The second book in this series which is coming out in October. It was started in 2016 with this book, The Whistler. So I figured I’d better get going on this one which is the first book of his new … Continue reading

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The Trail to Buddha’s Mirror ~ by Don Winslow

Don Winslow has been writing books since 1991 and I’ve been reading them since maybe 2000. He writes a lot and I’ve read a dozen or so but I’ve missed several – this was one I’d missed. He’s also won … Continue reading

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The Splendid and the Vile ~ Erik Larson

I’ve wanted to read this since it came out in 2020 but I’ve put it off because at the same time I was just not interested in Winston Churchill and the blitz.  At some point recently I saw it available … Continue reading

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