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The Book Stop · 3d ago

Nonfiction November: books about U.S. politics and current events

This week’s Nonfiction November topic (hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness) is to share 3 or more books on a single topic that we recommend, or books we want to know more about. This ye...
The Book Stop · 6d ago

Nonfiction November: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

For anyone who is thinking about becoming a lawyer, or trying to make the most of their legal career, I highly recommend Sotomayor’s memoir. I also recommend it to anyone who simply wants to...
The Book Stop · 1W ago

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

I picked up this book from NetGalley because I loved Ritter in Jessica Jones.  I know that acting and writing are completely different, but I feel like she must have brought a lot of herself...
The Book Stop · 1W ago

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore

This is my first novel by Helen Dunmore, a well-known British author of historical fiction.  This was, in fact, her final book, as she died this summer of cancer at the age of 64.  Her obitu...
The Book Stop · 2W ago

Kickoff to Nonfiction November: My Year in Nonfiction

This is Week 1 of Nonfiction November, and this year I’m going to do my best to follow it, because I’m reading so much great nonfiction right now. Week 1’s topic, hosted by Julie at Julz Rea...
The Book Stop · 2W ago

My October Reading Wrap-Up

Happy Halloween, readers! Hope you’re doing something fun tonight, whether it’s trick-or-treating with the kids or engaging in more adult festivities.  No such fun for me- I’ll be working la...
The Book Stop · 3W ago

October Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews

I read these books in September but didn’t have a chance to post any reviews, so now here we are at Halloween and these are three perfect Halloween-time reads. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McG...
The Book Stop · 3W ago

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

This is the third book I’ve read by Strout, and I found it even more moving than the other two (both excellent). Strout’s latest is set in the same place and time as her previous book, My Na...
The Book Stop · 3W ago

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

If you’re a Jennifer Egan fan, you’ve already heard that this book is a bit different from her others, in that it’s traditional historical fiction. If you loved Goon Squad, this book isn’t a...
The Book Stop · 1M ago

Reading the Rest of the Year

It seems like I just made my fall TBR list, and here we are, mid-October with the year fading fast.  I began October thinking “maybe I’ll just read whatever I want for the rest of the year.”...