Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois: Read This If

Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois: Read This If

I’m rather behind on writing about what I read, but I really did enjoy this novel, as I suspect I might enjoy most things Jennifer duBois writes. I adored A Partial History of Lost Causes a couple years ago (wait, 3 years? How can it have been that long?) and was disappointed in myself for […]

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell: Read This If

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell: Read This If

The Bone Clocks is an awesome trip of a novel. I really can’t stress this enough. I took forever to read it partially due to life busy-ness, and partially because I wanted to savor the story – even though it’s told in 6 different sections, each focusing on a different characters seemingly peripheral to the […]

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer: Read This If

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer: Read This If

  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer is an audacious but ultimately successful worst-case-scenario novel a la The Circle – though darker and funnier and more complex. It’s really not genre-able, but it is a great deal of fun. Techno-dystopia-lite? Ish? It is a book that lives up to its title. We’ve got corporate conspiracies […]

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith: Read This If

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith: Read This If

  There is no doubt about it: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, AKA JK Rowling, is a tightly written piece of detective fiction. While lengthy, the tone and pace were just right to keep me engaged. I did switch back between the text and the audio versions – on that note, the narrator, Robert […]

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh: Read This If

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh: Read This If

I admit, I requested The Weight of Blood purely based on its title. Well, okay, not purely – its title coupled with the fact that it’s set in the Ozarks, a nearby region that’s always intrigued me. What do people do out there, anyway? Apparently, a whole lot of nothing good. That’s not to say […]