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A Conspiracy of Faith

The heroes and villains of “A Conspiracy of Faith” are compelling, and it’s impossible to put down the book even though, at times, it’s difficult to read because of the sheer terror of the scene the author is describing.

The Bling Ring

An almost unbelievable story of young Hollywood that left me stunned and speechless.

The First Rule of Swimming: A Novel

The First Rule of Swimming is overall a fascinating, lyrical and engrossing read.

The Shambling Guide to New York City

There are more reasons to like The Shambling Guide to New York City than to dismiss it. It’s an addicting read that I don’t regret picking up, and my disappointment in the ending is partly enhanced by how much I liked the first two-thirds.

The Honey Thief

If you are looking for a unique way to explore a little known culture then you should NOT pass up this book! You will gain new insight and perspective about a beautiful remote culture in a land that is not necessarily known for its beauty.

The Riddle of the Labyrinth

“The Riddle of the Labyrinth” leaves one pondering what traces will stand as remains of the present, when there is no longer physical correspondence and much of a scholar’s work exists nowhere but in digital form — that is to say, nowhere.

Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers

Sex, laughs, intellectual stimulation, and emotional resonance—in Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers, Diane Kelly gives you all that and more, wrapped up in one glorious page-turner of a package.

All That Is

James Salter’s prose is outstandingly beautiful and luminous.

Maya's Notebook

Despite the observations about the number of young people lost to street violence, crime and slavery, or because of them, the driving force of this novel is ultimately resilience – the power of love and acceptance to face down terrible things.

Life After Life: A Novel

It is beautiful and sad and funny, imaginative and compelling. It is overflowing with life.


I love greek mythology and this is such a fun modern twist! This series is epic! There is drama, action, love, and betrayal, all wrapped up in a beautiful package.

Strands of Bronze and Gold

The atmosphere Nickerson builds is fantastic, oozing with chilling description.

Up: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging
Kirkus Reviews : Up (May 30, 2013)

“Perhaps the real fountain of youth emanates not from the cosmetics counter but from what’s between your ears.” Tindle makes a warm, accessible case, though Estée Lauder may not want us to hear it.

A Hundred Summers

An elegant if somewhat old-fashioned delayed-gratification seaside romance with a flavor of Daphne du Maurier.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

A fantastic novel: technically and intellectually complex, while emotionally gripping.

The Broken Places

The third in Atkins’ acclaimed series (The Lost Ones, 2012, etc.) is a high-tension thriller with a hero to rival Jack Reacher.

Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness

People are willing to do anything about Latin America other than read about it, or so it’s been said. This is one book about Latin America that merits attention.

On Little Wings

Nevertheless, the chaste romantic subplot and family-friendly conclusion will satisfy readers in search of comfort rather than action.

The Unwinding

He’s written something close to a nonfiction masterpiece.

The Big Time

The Big Time is an underrated attention-grabber of a story, which left me thinking on it long after I’d finished it. And I guess, despite its flaws and despite the strong opposition, that’s why it won a Hugo.