Week of 06 May 2018
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
What “A Higher Loyalty” does give readers are some near-cinematic accounts of what Comey was thinking when, as he’s previously said, Trump demanded loyalty from him during a one-on-one dinner at the White House...
NY Times

A Higher Loyalty

by James Comey

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
This page-turner surges forward with the pacing of a true-crime thriller, elevated by Grann's crisp and evocative prose and enhanced by dozens of period photographs.

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump
If you’re puzzled why the sitting president isn’t going after the Russians for election tampering and other bad behavior, this is just the book to explain.

Russian Roulette

by Michael Isikoff

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Her dogged reporting makes “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” both hard to read and hard to put down. The accounts from survivors are nightmarish and the crime scenes of the homicide victims are disturbing.
Star Tribune

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

by Michelle McNamara

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State
Along with its documentation of a dark and damaging political culture, Wright’s new book, “God Save Texas,” draws on the author’s experiences...his extraordinary journalistic skills; and the reflection of his friend, Stephen Harrigan (a novelist who is writing a history of Texas), to illuminate the diversity and dynamism of the Lone Star State.
Star Tribune

God Save Texas

by Lawrence Wright

Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump

No Critic Review

Killing the Deep State

by Jerome R. Corsi Ph.D.

Meghan: A Hollywood Princess
Morton provides a dutiful and generally positive profile of Markle in his biography. But there’s little of the "wow" factor that made Diana: Her True Story such a powerful book. I wish there was more of that in Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.
Tampa Bay Times


by Andrew Morton

This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

No Critic Review

This Is Me

by Chrissy Metz

Fascism: A Warning
Albright concludes with 10 questions to ask of any prospective leader: Do they inflame prejudices and incite desire for revenge...Sage advice in perilous times.


by Madeleine Albright

Educated: A Memoir
We learn about a third of the way through the book that she kept journals, but she is a bit vague about a few things...An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success.


by Tara Westover

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
In short order, you’ll be conversant in mind-bending trivia about “star stuff” that may fundamentally shift your perspective of our place in the universe—and convince you to pursue some of the many fine longer-form books on the subject.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Most books of this sort appear later in a president’s tenure, or even after its end, not before the one-year anniversary. But then again, Mr. Trump’s White House has burned through staff so quickly that the usual patterns have accelerated dramatically.
NY Times

Fire and Fury

by Michael Wolff

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

No Critic Review


by Hans Rosling

Tiger Woods
Who is Tiger Woods? The authors don’t get to the bottom of that question, but does anyone really expect that they could? Woods himself doesn’t appear to have a clue.
NY Times

Tiger Woods

by Jeff Benedict

Born a Crime
Having thoroughly mined his South African upbringing in his standup comedy and monologues on The Daily Show, Noah here tells the whole story in this witty and revealing autobiography.
Publishers Weekly

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah