One of my favorite things to do as a child was categorize and sort various items. It’s a quirk that continues to this day. On this page you’ll find some of my lists, those pertaining to my passion for the written word.

Favorite Reads

These are books I thought were most brilliant in no particular order.

East of Eden The Assistant Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer Invisible Man We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Middlesex Atonement All the Light We Cannot See The Grapes of Wrath Captains and the Kings
The Casual Vacancy The Women of Brewster Place The Winter of Our Discontent Crime and Punishment

Recent Reviews

Barefoot Gen, Volume Four: Out of the Ashes
really liked it
This has probably been my favorite of the Barefoot Gen series so far. The first two books in the series, dealing with the bombing and the immediate results, are easily the most "forever seared into my brain." In them were images that I c…

really liked it
One almost needs a map to make sense of this novel. It’s not that the story is convoluted; it’s more the way the story is told. At its core, Maps is exquisitely written with a story that is perhaps a bit too drawn out, but is interesting…

Listen to Me
really liked it
Hannah Pittard’s latest, her third novel, is a very quick read with a straightforward story line. On the surface, this novel has many simple components. The setting takes places mostly in the car. There are primarily two characters: Mark…

My Current Reading Projects

29 Shelves – coming soon

Reading Around the World

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