Book review: The Ruin

Twenty years ago the body of Hilaria Blake was found in her home. An apparent overdose left her two children – Jack and Maude – orphaned. It was the...

Book Review: Pretty Girls

Occasionally I’m drawn to historical fiction, high brow literary works, and out-of-the-box fantasy, but my mainstay is a true crime psychological thriller...

Book Review: The Secret Place

Well, the streak was bound to end. They can’t all be great. Unlike Into the Woods, Faithful Place, The Likeness, and Broken Harbor, I did not enjoy The Se...

Book Review: Broken Harbor

It wouldn’t be accurate to say that Tana French writes the traditional “Whodunit?” crime thriller because it’s almost always clear which...

Book Review: The Likeness

My first taste of Tana French was reading In the Woods last spring. Then I read Faithful Place. Of the two, In the Woods was better since the villain was a litt...

Book Review: One Second After

Since Lent is over I’m back to reading fiction and will be posting more book reviews frequently. Before I attacked my stack of Tana French books or finall...

Top Five Books of 2015

I completed the 50 Books Challenge by late November, a feat that both surprised and pleased me. I went on to read a few more and will likely round off the year ...

50 Books Challenge of 2015

Unless training for a race, I’m not good about keeping these sorts of goals, but this one has to do with books so it feels doable. I’m taking on the...

Reading for Pleasure

It’s on now – reading a book because I choose to, not because it’s on a syllabus. It doesn’t feel like graduate school is over, but inde...

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