must read

"Being Mortal"

my take: At first I thought to recommend this to doctors, nurses, people over, say, 70 years … and then …

"Station Eleven"

my take: I’d been reading a lot of good books. I was looking for a great one. I chatted one …

"The Boys in the Boat"

my take: I finished this at 1:15 a.m. At about midnight I realized I was a goner – needed to …

"Anticancer"

my take: I was having lunch with a new friend and when the convo got around to books (as any …

"Wonder"

my take: Oh, man. This is really good. This is one of those books you want everybody to read. It’s …

"The Doctor’s Wife"

my take: As a doctor’s wife I was curious about this book … it’s very small … actually more of …

"Let the Great World Spin"

my take: This book reads like butta … smooth and salty. The story is intricately and wondrously crafted. ┬áIf you …

"the line"

my take: i loved olga grushin’s first novel, The Dream Life of Sukhanov, and this is equally fabulous. the story …

best of 2010

too many to include on my Christmas card this year …. fiction:The Line by Olga GrushinLittle Bee by Chris CleeveBackseat …

"The Hunger Games"

my take: It’s hard to say I love this book because it is brutal. Seriously, I had nightmares. and, yet, …

"still alice"

my take: a devastating, beautiful novel told from the perspective of an Alzheimer’s victim. as the disease progresses, the narrative …