2023 Reading–March

The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke is the first in his series featuring Lt. Dave Robicheaux. When he is visiting a death-row inmate…

2023 Reading — February

Short month, short list of completed books: Dog on Fire by Terese Svoboda is a novel I reviewed for Southern Review of Books. (My…

2023 Reading — January

I only managed to finish three books this month, but they were long ones! Ghostwritten was David Mitchell’s first novel. The only other book…

2022 Reading — November

Simple Passion by Annie Ernaux (translated from French by Tanya Leslie) is a short book that takes a deep dive into the impact passion…

2022 Reading — October

Horse by Geraldine Brooks was my book club selection for October, and I found it interesting because of the book I just finished writing,…

2022 Reading — August

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro is my book club’s selection for August. I didn’t love it, I have to admit. The novel…

2022 Reading — July

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir is a science fiction thriller about an energy-eating bacterial threat to life on Earth. A man awakens from…

2022 Reading — May

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is overly sentimental. Spoiler alert—if you might want to read this book, stop reading this review now. It…

2022 Reading — April

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu is . . . clever. The book is a faux screenplay that illustrates the invisibility of Asians in America,…

2022 Reading–February

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis is a history book (and Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2001) that…