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Reading “Gutshot” is a little like being blindfolded and pelted from all sides with fire, Jell-O and the occasional live animal. You’ll be messy at the end and slightly beaten up, but surprised and certainly entertained.

The Distant Marvels

“The Distant Marvels” ends with a shocking plot twist that hinges on the failure of translation — a failure that is inadvertently echoed by Acevedo’s novel.

The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio

Rarely has a mad passion brought forth such a splendid and enduring fruit.

The Book of Aron: A novel

He’s a master of the verbal fingerprint, someone who always appreciates the difference between the lightning bug and lightning.

Medicine Walk

Though death saturates these pages, not a word here is lugubrious. Though revelations abound, there are no cheap surprises.

The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age

Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

“Fracture” is history painted with a very broad brush, and there are times when the paint flies right past the canvas and lands on the wall.

The Making of Zombie Wars

Hemon’s writing style is as vital and rewarding as ever.

The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor

It’s a clever thing Schatzker’s done, writing a book about health and nutrition but coating it in an alluring orange-hued title about the junk we put in and on our food.

How To Be a Good Wife

Chapman's own achievement is to have created a plausible tale of trauma, a ruthless examination of the many layers of marriage, and a woman's opaque role within it.

Bones & All

I was surprised by how much I did enjoy the book after my initial revelations. While the subject matter is not to my taste, I’d definitely read more from the author in the future.

The Liar

This is my first Nora Roberts and although the suspense element was closer to cozy crime than thriller, I liked it a lot.


Not a lie – I cried buckets because I loved the theme of romance in marriage and middle age.

The Silver Witch

Overall though I did like this book and felt that it was ‘good’, it didn’t blow my mind but it was good and I would continue reading more books by her.

The Patriot Threat

Historic thriller at its finest! Well researched and typically well executed.


I was expecting this novel to be the perfect mixture of Downton and P & P as promised….more of a love story in the spirit of Jane Austen and Lady Mary……it was a little more gritty and rough around the edges.

The Last Bookaneer: A Novel

If you are looking for a little adventure, intrigue, mystery, both familiar and exotic then this would be a great place to start your summer reading!