*I’ve added a new page on the blog that lists all the book reviews. Currently, it is alphabetical by author’s last name. Let me know if you have thoughts on better/additional ways to organize that. Feel free to check out some of the older reviews, including some books I’d forgotten I’d ever reviewed! Did you know that I read and reviewed J. K. Rowling’s A Casual Vacancy? Or that I’ve reviewed two books by John Green? Can you find the only sci fi book reviews I’ve ever done?
And now, here’s what I read this month:
A Separate Peace – John Knowles (Bantam Books, 1998)
Pax – Sara Pennypacker (illustrated by Jon Klassen) (Balzer + Bray, 2016)
The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene (Penguin Books, 1981)
“Go on,” Helen said, “justify yourself.”
“It would take too long,” he said. “One would have to begin with the arguments for God.”
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist – Sunil Yapa (Lee Boudreau Books, 2016)
The Secret History – Donna Tartt (Vintage Contemporaries, 1992)
His Whole Life – Elizabeth Hay (Emblem Editions, 2015)
He didn’t know how to put it all together, death and life and things looming up. Your heart lies in pieces on the forest floor and the days and nights keep coming.
But You Did Not Come Back – Marceline Loridan-Ivens (Penguin, 2016) (translated by Sandra Smith)
Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
…That a clean room feels better to be in than a dirty room. That the people to be most frightened of are the people who are the most frightened. That it takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak. That you don’t have to hit somebody even if you really really want to. That no single, individual moment is in and of itself unendurable.
Like You’d Understand, Anyway – John Shepard