By: Nicholas Sparks 2015 Fiction Rating: 2.5/5 Anybody heard of Nicholas Sparks? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. We all have. (If you’re not sure, just think The Notebook.) The King of Romance Novels. Responsible for all of our Liam Hemsworth and Zac… Continue Reading
By: Richard N. Bolles Nonfiction 1970/2017 Rating: 2/5 Caveat Number One: I am not (technically) looking for a new job. Caveat Number Two: I would not ever put this much effort into finding one.
By: Malcolm Gladwell 2000 Nonfiction Rating: 2.5/5 Blasphemous, I know. Only 2.5 stars? 50% as good as is possible? Yeah.
By: Anne Rivers Siddons 1991 Fiction Rating: 2.5/5 Y’all. I love the Outer Banks. But reading a book called Outer Banks while in the Outer Banks feels a little like wearing a spring break shirt in Daytona Beach in March.
By: Robert Ludlum The Matarese Dynasty Book 1 1979 Fiction Rating: 2.5/5 That’s what the version of The Matarese Circle that I read looks like. Sigh.
By: Debbie Macomber Rose Harbor Series Book #1 2012 Fiction Rating: 2/5 I say Book #1, but The Inn at Rose Harbor has quite the lineage.
By: Pema Chodron 1994 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Spiritual life; Buddhism; China; Tibet; Doctrines Rating: 2.5/5 I’ll start by admitting that I have NO IDEA how Start Where You Are got on my “To Read” list. None. I am not… Continue Reading
By: Jonathan Lethem 2003 Fiction Subject Matter: Brooklyn; New York, NY; Male friendship; Race relations; Teenage boys Rating: 2.5/5 The Fortress of Solitude is exhausting.
By: Milton and Rose Friedman 1979 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Capitalism; Welfare state; Industry and state Rating: 2/5 Oh yeah. Look at that stud. Free to Choose is a “personal statement” from the late 1970s about economic policy.
By: Harper Lee (closely related to To Kill a Mockingbird) 2015 Fiction Rating: 2.5/5 Ay caramba. I am very, very far from sure that I understood Go Set a Watchman.