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The Books of 2017

by lesliedinaberg on January 11, 2018

So many books, so little time—part 11. My son started keeping a reading list in third grade, so I did too. This is the 11th year we’ve done this. My favorite books of 2017 were probably The Mothers, by Britt Bennett; Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Commonwealth by Ann Patchett; Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman; […]

The Books of 2016

by lesliedinaberg on January 7, 2017

So many books, so little time—part ten. My son started keeping a reading list in third grade, so I did too. This is the tenth year we’ve done this. My favorite books of 2016 were probably You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott, a mystery-thriller set in the world of women’s gymnastics; Eight Hundred Grapes by […]

The Books of 2015

by lesliedinaberg on January 11, 2016

So many books, so little time—part nine. My son started keeping a reading list in third grade, so I did too. This is the ninth year we’ve done this. My favorite books of 2015 were probably The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt (which incidentally, won the Pulitzer Prize), Girl on a Train, by Paula Hawkins, and Fates and Furies, by […]

Local Lowdown: On the Bookshelf

by lesliedinaberg on October 1, 2015

Here’s a peek at what some of our local scribes will have on the bookstore shelves this season. The reigning queen of local mystery writers, Sue Grafton is back, and she’s up to the letter “X,” in what is perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel featuring a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace […]

The Books of 2008

by lesliedinaberg on January 21, 2014

So many books, so little time-part two My son started keeping a reading list in third grade, so I did too. This is the second year we’ve done this. Last year I set a goal to read better books but this year I actually read MORE books that weren’t necessarily of the highest quality. I’m […]