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.)
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.