Category: Recent Release

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

What sets this series apart from the many other science fiction/urban fantasy series out there is the way it’s written. Sanderson gives his main character, David, such a great sense of humor. Unlike so many books that take themselves a little too seriously (this is not literature, after all) Sanderson infuses these books with wordplay…

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed edited by Meghan Daum

I always appreciate hearing the views of other people who’ve decided not to have children. This is a collection of sixteen essays by writers about that choice, including one from Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk About Kevin. What’s nice about this book is the variety of views and experiences. The authors are…

Mistress Firebrand by Donna Thorland

I love a good historical novel, but I don’t read a lot of historical romances because I really want history first, romance second. I want a good story and well-developed characters, not just a bodice-ripper. And that’s what I got with Thorland’s novel, which is one of a loosely connected series about the Revolutionary War.…

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs is my favorite “series” writer.  I try to read everything she writes, and that’s unusual for me.  I mostly read a few books from a series and then move on to another one, and I ignore all the extra short stories and novellas that seem more for marketing purposes than to further the…

Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

I enjoyed the first Veronica Mars novel more than I expected to, and this was also true of Mr. Kiss and Tell. Once again, Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham have brought one of my favorite characters back to life in a way that is fun to read and entirely consistent with the show. If you’ve…

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