2021–My Year in Books

If you follow this blog, you may know that every month I make a few comments about the books I read that month. You…

2021 Reading–December

I spent the first three weeks of December at a residency, diligently working on my novel, so I didn’t get a whole lot of…

2021 Reading–November

My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson is a collection of several stories and a novella. The opening story, “Control Nego,” is dynamite and is…

2021 Reading — October

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is the classic story of the First World War told from the point of…

2021 Reading–September

It’s October already? But I only read four books in September? What the heck was I doing all month? Red Island House by Andrea…

2021 Reading–August

Doesn’t everyone read more in August? The Best American Short Stories 2020, edited by Curtis Sittenfeld is the latest in this long-running series. I…

2021 Reading–June

Although it was a busy month, I managed to finish five books. How to Mars by David Ebenbach is science fiction, sort of. In…

2020 Reading–December

The Big Baby Crime Spree and Other Delusions by Darrin Doyle is a short collection of short stories—just 90 pages long—that was sent to…

2020 Reading–October

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi is an exploration of antiracism. It’s not good enough to be not-racist anymore, Kendi, argues,…

2020 Reading–September

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood is a historical novel about a woman involved in a double murder. She is spared hanging because of her…