My top ten (and then some) for 2016


Perv-A Love Story

The Girls

This Must Be the Place


The Unseen World

My Name Is Lucy Barton


The Nest

The House We Grew Up In

Two that I reread after many many years and still loved just as much:

The Cheer Leader

The Westing Game

Great book that came out in 2016 but I read an ARC the year before:

I'll See You in Paris

Honorable mentions:

A Certain Age, All the Ugly...

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Berthe Erica Crow!

"The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that) but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!" These opening lines of The Westing Game still pop into my head anytime I need to remember which way the sun goes. I was probably in fourth grade when I found this gem at the school library, and it's the first book I remember really falling in love with. I read it several times back then, and once I actually took notes along the way to see if I could gather every clue of the mystery and create a...

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The week in review

Got a lot of reading time this week. Lucky me! I'm trying to get as much in as I can since I don't know how much time I'll have while the kids are on winter break. And as always, my library pile is about a mile high. I think I'm out of my slump though!

Finished Mister Monkey over the weekend. I've read several of Francine Prose's books over the years, and I'm not sure I've ever thought she was great, (though Blue Angel is a standout) but she's pretty reliably good. So this was good, but I...

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