Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

Jun 16

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

I’m going to go ahead and let my geek flag fly on this one. This book is the pinnacle of all that is video game goodness. Ernest Cline (please check out his website, the way it is set up is glorious) creates an epic dystopian novel for all of us nerds. In 2044, our fair planet is in quite the state. There’s an energy crisis, folks are hungry and jobless,...

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After You – JoJo Moyes

Jun 11

After You – JoJo Moyes

This is the sequel to the extremely popular Me Before You. I had sort of forgotten about that book by JoJo Moyes, but then the movie version popped up and I was reintroduced to the character of Louisa Clark played brilliantly by Emilia Clarke. The author has stated that she wasn’t really going to investigate what happened to this character, but the...

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Since We Fell – Dennis Lehane

Jun 08

Since We Fell – Dennis Lehane

This is the first time I have read anything by Dennis Lehane. I had seen a few of the movies based on his books (Mystic River, most memorably) so I figured that I was in for some violence, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. I know that I didn’t expect to love it, but I did. That is the wonderful thing about books; one can still be happily surprised when...

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Salt Houses – Hala Alyan

Jun 02

Salt Houses – Hala Alyan

Some day, the husband will be making doctor money and I will make it rain in the bookstore. Until then, my procurement of books knows no bounds. This book came to me via Spencer’s uncle. That guy works for a company that holds a book club meeting once a month. He is not a reader, but the books are free for any employee who wants a copy. Thanks, Uncle Robert....

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Commonwealth – Ann Patchett

May 25

Commonwealth – Ann Patchett

I went into this book blind. I saw it on a few lists and noticed it had a long wait list at the library, which is usually a good sign. Those folks know what is up, I absolutely loved this story by Ann Patchett. A man named Bert crashes a christening, with the sole goal being escape from his own wife and children on a Sunday afternoon. What happens at that party will...

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The Mothers – Brit Bennett

May 22

The Mothers – Brit Bennett

This is a wonderful debut novel by Brit Bennett. Her writing style has depth and a swift motion, and she depicts female characters with a deft hand. The Mothers is set in modern day California. As with all great books, the story begins with a secret. Nadia falls in love with Luke, a preacher’s son. As is often the case with young love, the course does not run...

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