By: Malcolm Gladwell Nonfiction 2000 Rating: 2.5/5 Blasphemous, I know. Only 2.5 stars? 50% as good as is possible? Yeah.
by: Forrest Carter Fiction 1976 Subject Matter: Biography; Youth; American novelists; 20th century; Cherokee Indians Rating: 4/5 Don’t mind my puffy red eyes… Just allergies, I swear.
By: Alison Bechdel Nonfiction 2006 Subject Matter: Alison Bechdel; Comic books; Comic strips; Cartoonists; United States; Graphic novels Rating: 3/5 I recently reviewed a graphic novel, and if you read that one, then you’ll know this isn’t quite my genre.… Continue Reading
By: Cynthia Rylant Nonfiction 1991 Subject Matter: Appalachian Region; Southern; Descriptions and travel; Social life and customs Rating: 3.5/5 Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant, in my opinion, is just as much “by” Barry Moser, the illustrator.
By: Frank Triplett Nonfiction 1882 (originally) Rating: 4/5 Sheer entertainment. That’s how I’d describe the Life and Times of Jesse James. Frank Triplett is something else. With probably the most widely recognizable name of all the members of the notorious… Continue Reading
By: Grace Coddington Nonfiction 2012 Subject Matter: Grace Coddington; 1941; Image consultants; Great Britain; Biography; Fashion editors; Models; Vogue Rating: 3/5 The real gem of this book is the pictures. Grace Coddington, for those of you who (like me) don’t… Continue Reading
By: Truman Capote Nonfiction 1965 Subject Matter: Murder; Kansas; Case studies Rating: 4.5/5 What. A. Fantastic. Book. In Cold Blood. Truman Capote. The dedication to and fallout with Harper Lee. True crime. Kansas. Murder. We’ve all heard of this book;… Continue Reading
By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Nonfiction 1959 Subject Matter: Sermon on the Mount; Criticism; Interpretation; Christian life Rating: 3/5 Warning: The Cost of Discipleship throws you right in to some heavy theology. It is not meant to be an explanation of Christianity;… Continue Reading
By: Pema Chodron Nonfiction 1994 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: Russell Baker Followed by The Good Times Nonfiction 1982 Rating: 4.5/5 I greatly enjoyed Growing Up, the memoirs of Russell Baker, who grew up in the Depression-WWII era. Of course, I love me some biography. But autobiographies can be… Continue Reading