Week of 26 Nov 2017
The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
The book makes a rather icky sentimental misstep toward the end. It does, however, suggest something that has not been visible in the series' previous entries: a creeping sadness in Reacher's wanderings that, set here among the vast and empty landscapes of Wyoming, resembles the peculiarly solitary loneliness of the classic American hero.

The Midnight Line

by Lee Child

Origin is comfortably predictable, it brings back Robert Langdon and his Mickey Mouse watch for another sprawling romp, and it moves the pages pleasantly on those otherwise stressful nights...
NY Journal of Books


by Dan Brown

Typhoon Fury (The Oregon Files)
Corregidor's abandoned WWII tunnels and isolated Philippine jungle islands provide the background, but there's zero character development and much macho, self-referential, and repartee-laden dialogue.

Typhoon Fury

by Clive Cussler

The Sun and Her Flowers

No Critic Review

The Sun and Her Flowers

by Rupi Kaur

The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Though the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency increasingly feels more like a therapy group than a commercial enterprise, there’s no denying the slow-burning power of its revelations in this 18th installment.

The House of Unexpected Sisters

by Alexander McCall Smith

Evidence of Evil (A Randa Sorel Mystery)

No Critic Review

Evidence of Evil

by Zero

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

Maybe it's finally time to revisit this old haunt, to reassure myself that It is still as sleek, scary and rambunctiously entertaining as I remember.


by Stephen King

The Rooster Bar
As in all of Grisham’s best books, the reader of “The Rooster Bar” gets good company, a vigorous runaround and — unlike those poor benighted suckers at Foggy Bottom — a bit of a legal education.
NY Times

The Rooster Bar

by John Grisham

Two Kinds of Truth (A Harry Bosch Novel)
All the structural problems you’d expect from jamming two urgent but unrelated cases together: during much of the second half, Connelly (The Late Show, 2017, etc.) seems to be tying up increasingly low-impact loose ends. But a marvelous courtroom sequence will bring you cheering to your feet.

Two Kinds of Truth

by Michael Connelly

Every Breath You Take (An Under Suspicion Novel)
Readers who recognize early on that the most suspenseful question here is whether the heroine will regain her lost love will know perfectly well whether this latest installment is for them.

Every Breath You Take

by Mary Higgins Clark

Someone to Wed (A Westcott Novel)
In the author’s familiar meditative style, the novel demonstrates how family ties can be forged by patient and persistent devotion in marriage.

Someone to Wed

by Mary Balogh

The Noel Diary: A Novel (The Noel Collection)
Richard Paul Evans is a marvelous writer and his fans will come away with good vibes after finishing his books.

The Noel Diary

by Richard Paul Evans

Deep Freeze (A Virgil Flowers Novel)
As so often in Sandford’s small-town adventures (Escape Clause, 2016, etc.), the greatest pleasures here are incidental: clipped conversations, quietly loopy humor, locals mouthing off to and about each other. Pull up a seat, make yourself comfortable, and enjoy.

Deep Freeze

by John Sandford

In This Moment: A Novel (The Baxter Family)
At its core, Kingsbury's latest is an interesting story about the modern climate of religious freedom in the United States. However, one has to muddle through some factual inaccuracies and heavy-handed preaching of doom and gloom in order to find the key ideas.

In This Moment

by Karen Kingsbury