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The Book Stop · 7h ago

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

This is a book I ended up feeling torn about.  The writing is beautiful and I was deeply engaged in the story.  If you like a good anti-hero story, this is one you should read. The Twelve Li...
The Book Stop · 4d ago

Literary Links: Books in the News

March was a big month for literary award nominations!  The Bailey’s Prize longlist honors the best novel written by a woman in English. You can find the Pen/Faulkner Award Finalists here (ho...
The Book Stop · 1W ago

Riven by Belinda Crawford

I received a copy of Riven from author Belinda Crawford.  Last year I reviewed Hero, the first in the series, and loved it. I didn’t enjoy Riven quite as much, but I still want to see where ...
The Book Stop · 1W ago

Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List

This week’s Top Ten topic, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is books on my spring To Be Read list.  Right now this list is about a mile long, and I’m in the middle of three books at once...
The Book Stop · 2W ago

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

I loved everything about this book, from its understated tone to its slowly developing relationship between a retired Civil War Captain and a young girl who was stolen by the Kiowa at age fo...
The Book Stop · 2W ago

Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting by Justine Prado and Jenn St-Onge

I’ve looked at graphic novels before, but never really sat down and read one.  I figured it’s a very different way of reading. Your eyes have to jump around all over the place, and it’s hard...
The Book Stop · 3W ago

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

This is a beautifully written book.  Woodson is known for writing award-winning children’s books; this is her first adult novel in twenty years and was a finalist for the National Book Award...
The Book Stop · 3W ago

My February Reading Wrap-Up

For a short month, February seemed to move really slowly. I’m feeling very conflicted these days; life is going well, but at the same time our country seems to be falling apart.  Same with w...
The Book Stop · 4W ago

Books in the news: a monthly round-up

I’ve been wanting to create a monthly post that shares interesting articles around the internet on books and reading.  Here are my February picks: In honor of Senator Elizabeth Warren, a lis...
The Book Stop · 1M ago

Ten Books that Disappointed

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is about books that we liked more or less than we expected to.  It’s always easier to write about books I didn’t like. First are...