Week of 19 Mar 2017
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
The Shack is predictable. By the time you read the first 30 pages, you know how it's going to end. That said, it's an easy read, and Young tells a tight, well-constructed story that holds your interest. He really should have edited out the hokey walking on water scenes with Jesus, though.
Blog Critics

The Shack

by William P. Young

a dog's purpose
... a first novel that follows the spiritual journey of a dog through four incarnations. Marley and Me combined with Tuesdays with Morrie.

a dog's purpose

by W. Bruce Cameron

Expecting to Die (An Alvarez & Pescoli Novel Book 7)

No Critic Review

Expecting to Die

by Lisa Jackson

Bone Box: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
The plot line unfolds predictably, and there’s no real emotional tension, despite a spat between Peter and Rina over watching TV.
Publishers Weekly

Bone Box

by Faye Kellerman

Evidence of Evil (A Randa Sorel Mystery)

No Critic Review

Evidence of Evil

by Zero

Norse Mythology
Superb. Just the thing for the literate fantasy lover and the student of comparative religion and mythology alike.

Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman

milk and honey
This book is perfect for getting you through any breakup. Some poems hit you with the power of two lines, while others need two pages to sink in.

milk and honey

by rupi kaur

The Last Mile (Amos Decker series)
...while the case starts out with plenty of potential, Decker’s incredible memory really isn’t flexed much here, so it’s ultimately solved by ordinary detective work. Riddled with implausible situations and light on the research, this plodding tale is for die-hard Baldacci fans only.

The Last Mile

by David Baldacci

A Man Called Ove: A Novel
"A Man Called Ove" is a tale of a sourpuss who is trying to commit suicide - hardly the theme for a delightful story. Backman's debut novel, though, is truly an amusing and entertaining novel.

A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman

Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of women’s fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling.


by Liane Moriarty

Into the Fire: A Night Prince Novel

No Critic Review

Into the Fire

by Jeaniene Frost

A Million Little Things: A Novel (Mischief Bay)

No Critic Review

A Million Little Things

by Susan Mallery

Lilac Girls: A Novel
Despite some horrific scenes, this is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly’s vivid depiction of history and excellent characters.
Publishers Weekly

Lilac Girls

by Martha Hall Kelly

Banana Cream Pie Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery)

No Critic Review

Banana Cream Pie Murder

by Joanne Fluke

Shadow's Seduction (Immortals After Dark Book 17)

No Critic Review

Shadow's Seduction

by Kresley Cole