Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart fortifies my belief in The Booker Prize winners.
The most consistent reading theme for 2020 that I heard was an inability to “get into” a book, which was incredibly frustrating – especially during those weeks and months of “sheltering in place.” For many readers, they readily apply this feeling to that now cliche term of “unprecedented.”
I first read Native Son in college. (That’s my copy in the photo.) And while I know I read it – there are highlights, notes […]
I can’t remember when my book club has had such a spirited discussion as we did for A Woman of Independent Means. This is proof-postive of the book club-discussion-worthiness of this 1978 epistolary novel.
How many of these books have you read? List challenges abound on social media from the BBC to BuzzFeed and even PBS. The groups of […]
When I survey the most memorable of evil characters, it is female versions that first come to mind. Ron Rash’s title character Serena. Steinbeck’s Cathy […]
Karen Prior’s On Reading Well is a love story. It is not only the story of her love of reading good literature, but it is also […]
I remember vividly a conversation from twelve years ago at a networking event. It was a discussion with a fellow avid reader about how many […]
The History of Loneliness by John Boyne was an interesting book to be reading right now. Boyne is best known for The Boy in the Striped […]
I don’t read short stories often enough. I wrote about this several years ago when I picked up a collection by Alice Munro. Thunderstruck and other […]