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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

May 23, 2020

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

February 28, 2020

The Most Underestimated Books of the Decade

January 1, 2020

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May 23, 2020

I didn't expect a novel about building a cathedral to be as gripping as this was. That said, there were some things I just couldn't get past.

February 28, 2020

Jennifer Weiner's next book, Big Summer, is a whodunit that is light on substance and heavy on fashion. You'll like it if you liked Gossip Girl.

January 1, 2020

A roundup of excellent, under-read books from the last ten years.

February 2, 2017

Sahota’s second novel is a sweeping, lyrical epic that traces the lives of four young Indians of varying legality as they struggle to make their way in an England that is less welcoming than they expected. It tells their stories: what they have run away from, who they...

November 14, 2016

When I don’t have my nose buried in a book, I pay the bills by teaching. I find books about teacher-student relationships particularly disturbing. Nevertheless, I was hooked by the opening lines of this novel by Caroline Leavitt, whose other bestsellers, Pictures of Yo...

October 24, 2016

When Autopsy Bliss writes an open letter inviting the devil to come to the small town of Breathed, no one expects him to be a little boy, whose arrival coincides with a heatwave intense enough to drive the town mad, riled up into a violent mob by extremists. Autopsy’s...

August 9, 2016

Robert Morgan has widely published his poetry and fiction over the past few years. His work has been included in an O’Henry Awards anthology, selected as the Appalachian Writers Association as Book of the Year, selected for Oprah’s Book Club and a New York Times Bestse...

July 20, 2016

There’s nothing better to read on a hot summer day than a spine-chilling, bloody thriller. Rivaling Psycho for gore, but with the feel of a Wes Anderson hotel, Security is definitely one of the biggest hits of the year. I can’t believe this is Gina Wohlsdorf’s debut no...

June 11, 2016

One of the criteria by which I judge my enjoyment of a book is the degree to which I am immersed in it. When the awareness of the words on the page falls away and I’m sucked into the world of the book, the thoughts of the characters, and forget that I’m reading – that...

May 12, 2016

On Day Zero, the collapse of civilization was as instantaneous as it was inevitable. A South African man finds himself trapped on a beach, with the vague and haunting vision of his son.

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