By: Truman Capote 1965 Nonfiction 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: Gillian Flynn 2012 Fiction Subject Matter: Husbands; Married people; Wives; Crimes Rating: 4/5 Okay, seriously, who hasn’t heard of Gone Girl at this point? The book, the movie with Ben Affleck, those posts on Pinterest recommending “10 books to… Continue Reading
By: Jhumpa Lahiri 2008 Fiction Subject Matter: Bengali Americans; Bengali; South Asian people; United States Rating: 4/5 Unaccustomed Earth reminded me how much I LOVE SHORT STORIES! Since college, I’ve stuck mostly to novels or nonfiction. But Jhumpa Lahiri‘s collection… Continue Reading
By: Ron Rash 2002 Fiction Subject Matter: Dams; Design and construction; Appalachian region; Southern; Real estate development; Relocation; Housing; Loss; Psychology; Mountain life Rating: 4/5 I don’t typically love mystery. But One Foot in Eden isn’t your typical detective fiction.
By: Ray Bradbury 1953 Fiction Rating: 4.5/5 Wow. Fahrenheit 451 is another one of those books that I can’t believe I haven’t read before now. Boy, was I missing out.
By: Michel Faber 2002 Fiction Subject Matter: Great Britain; History; Victoria, 1837-1901; Perfumes industry; London; England; Young women; Prostitutes Rating: 4/5 The first thing I did after finishing this book was sit back and take a long, deep breath.… Continue Reading
By: Russell Baker Followed by The Good Times 1982 Nonfiction 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
By: Hans Christian Andersen 1800s (this version was published 1956) Fiction Rating: 4/5 This book appeared mysteriously in my possession around the same time as The Keeper of the Bees. I’m not sure where it came from or why,… Continue Reading
By: Barbara Kingsolver The Bean Trees Book 2 1993 Fiction Rating: 4/5 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Barbara Kingsolver is a genius.
By: Gene Stratton-Porter 1925 Fiction Rating: 4/5 Yep, that’s what my edition of The Keeper of the Bees looks like. Did you catch how old this one is? Published in 1925. That’s 90 years ago.