2024 Reading–May

The Times: How the Newspaper of Record Survived Scandal, Scorn, and the Transformation of Journalism by Adam Nagourney was my book club’s selection for…

2024 Reading–April

Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues by Jonathan Kennedy was my April book club selection. I found it fascinating. From the…

2024 Reading–March

Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America by Heather Cox Richardson is my book club’s selection for this month. I was keen to…

2024 Reading — February

Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism by Rachel Maddow was my book club’s selection for February. The book is remarkable on several levels. While…

2024 Reading — January

Silverview by John LeCarre is another—the last, apparently—spy novel from the master of the genre. Completed by his son and published after his death,…

2023 Reading–December

That’s a wrap on my reading journal for this year. I’ve logged only 60 books this year, fewer than any year in recent memory….

2023 Reading–November

America Fantastica by Tim O’Brien is unlike anything else I’ve read by this master. Satire in the style of Pynchon, the novel is about…

2023 Reading–October

Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck was recommended to me in preparation for my upcoming trip to Berlin. The novel, translated from German by…

2023 Reading–September

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami is a novel (and finalist for the 2019 National Book Award) about Nora, the daughter of Moroccan immigrants….

2023 Reading–August

Artemis by Andy Weir is a sci-fi novel that just didn’t work for me, possibly because the main character is obnoxious and snarky. Jasmine…