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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood x2

This was a second read because it was a reading group selection.  My first review is here: My opinion: I really don’t think this book should have tied for the Booker Prize this year.  It’s not THAT good but it’s … Continue reading

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A Time For Mercy ~ by John Grisham

This is the third in Grisham’s old Jake Brigance series.  It was preceded by “A Time to Kill” (2011)  and “A Time for Justice” (2013).   Now comes “A Time for Mercy.”  Jake is a lawyer in the small, fictional Mississippi town Grisham … Continue reading

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Perfume ~ by Patrick Suskind

This is a very strange book, but it comes up on the lists of All-time Best Mystery Novels and it’s closing in on Halloween.  I suppose the book comes up a lot more on literary type lists than on thriller … Continue reading

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The Searcher ~ by Tana French

*****The Searcherby Tana French2020 / Audibleread by Roger Clarkrating – B+ / crime******* Cal Hooper has moved to a piece of land he bought near a small Irish town to find peace and quiet after years in law enforcement in … Continue reading

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Jack ~ by Marilynne Robinson

This is the 4th in the series of books following Robinson’s award-winning novel Gilead.  These books are definitely connected but it’s not necessarily to read them in order.  I did read them in order of publication and I recommend that … Continue reading

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All the Devils Are Here – Louise Penny

I’ve certainly tried to enjoy Louise Penny but after 6 books (!)  spread apart by years, I now officially give up, convinced that this author is just not for me.  So many of my friend adore what are known as … Continue reading

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Caste ~ by Isabel Wilkerson

I loved Wilkerson’s first book, The Warmth of Other Sons but by the time I got around to reading this book, her second, I was kind of tired of all the depressing news for the last 9 months or so. … Continue reading

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Troubled Blood ~ by Robert Galbraith

Oh yes!   I did jump at the release of another Cormoran Strike crime novel.  To get this out of the way right now, I had read rumors of the book (and therefore Galbraith) being anti-trans people, but in this … Continue reading

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HumanKIND by Rutger Bregman

HumanKIND: A Hopeful History  By Rutger Bregman2020  – 463 pagesRead by Thomas Judd 11h 37mRating – 8 / behavioral science(read and listened) I was thinking this would be a good book to stave off depression in this disastrous year of … Continue reading

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An Invisible Client ~ by Victor Methos

Hit the spot!! Yay!!! An Invisible ClientBy Victor Methos2019 / 256 pagesRead by Alexander Cendese 6h 19mRating A / legal crime Joel Whiting, the 12-year old only child of the widowed Rebecca Whiting, is very ill from cyanide poisoning the … Continue reading

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The Mimosa Tree Mystery by Ovida Yu

Due to all the unfortunate current events and assholes-in-office, I’ve been having a somewhat difficult time keeping my focus when I read almost anything. I’m okay for about a page or two and then my brain wanders. But I keep … Continue reading

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A Nearly Normal Family ~ 
by M.T. Edvardsson

This was on sale and it just sounded good so it was an impulse buy and an almost immediate read. It did grabbed my attention and I started the ride one evening and finished the next day – a 12-hour … Continue reading

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