There’s a new genre of fiction emerging – COVID Lit. Two of the last few books I’ve read have commenced with the “shelter in place” orders that came in March 2020. And this is where Elizabeth Strout places Lucy Barton from her Amgash Series in Lucy by the Sea, the fourth in the series.
Here it is – my Book Club’s 2022-2023 Short List Book Selections! Thanks to all who contributed their thoughts on the Facebook post of my […]
For those who visit regularly, you know that thrillers aren’t my go-to genre. But when a few of my colleagues at work started telling me about this great book a co-worker had published, I was intrigued. I purchased and read it in the course of a weekend – completely engaged and thoroughly entertained. But because I don’t normally review thrillers, I felt less up to that task. So instead, I asked Matt if he’d be willing to participate in a Q&A with me, and he agreed.
Elizabeth Strout’s latest novel Oh William! is full of what we love about Strout – stories of imperfect people managing life in imperfect ways. Strout’s […]
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 […]