The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

The Scarecrow is the second book in the Jack McAvoy series by Michael Connelly, famous for his Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer books. Even though I am a huge Michael Connelly fan, I had never heard of his character, Jack McAvoy, until the newest book in the series came out this year. I'm sad that I … Continue reading The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer is the second book I read as part of my grand lifetime goal to read all the books that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction/Novel since the award was created. The Sympathizer won the award in 2016. The narrator is a Viet Cong double agent who comes to America after the fall … Continue reading The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

After reading Grady Hendrix's My Best Friends's Exorcism two years ago, I was delighted to see that Hendrix had released a new book. I suppose I may be a tad biased, because both books take place near where I grew up and currently still live. I've seen this book described as "Steel Magnolias combined with … Continue reading The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Mexican Gothic

Book cover: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Set first in Mexico City and then the mountains of Mexico in the 1950s, Mexican Gothic is a slow burn of creepiness. After receiving a troubling letter from her newlywed cousin, socialite Noemí Taboada is sent by her father to check on her cousin in High Place, a … Continue reading Mexican Gothic

The Poet by Michael Connelly

The cover of The Poet by Michael Connelly The Poet, originally written as a stand alone novel in 2003, follows newspaper reporter, Jack McEvoy, as he investigates the murder of his twin brother. Jack's brother's death was originally ruled a suicide, but Jack's investigation uncovers that it was not only a homicide, but part of … Continue reading The Poet by Michael Connelly

The Overstory

The cover of "The Overstory" by Richard Powers Back in March, at the beginning of the quarantine, I got this idea that I would read every book that has won The Pulitzer Prize for fiction/novel. I undertook this venture because of Keanu Reeves. I watched an interview with him last year. When he was asked … Continue reading The Overstory

The Zookeeper’s Wife

The cover "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman The Zookeeper's wife by Diane Ackerman is a the true story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski,  set in Nazi occupied Warsaw in World War II. As you may have picked up from the title, Jan and Antonina are a zookeeper and his wife. Over the course of … Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife

Book Review News

All right kids, buckle up for a book reviewers saga. I've toyed on and off with dropping my Amazon Affiliate account. I never wanted to sell books. But, you know, every couple of months I'd get that credit- spend it on books for myself and think, yeah this isn't a bad gig. A few weeks … Continue reading Book Review News

Book Review: Hidden Valley Road

https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Valley-Road-Inside-American-ebook/dp/B07TZYFR71/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=hidden+valley+road&qid=1585946643&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=db7d90bbbd832e8cfab9dafdbf76e318&language=en_US Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don’s work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family … Continue reading Book Review: Hidden Valley Road

Book Review: The Evening and The Morning

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel—a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth—set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle AgesIt is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. … Continue reading Book Review: The Evening and The Morning