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Catch-22

By Joseph Heller, An incisive classic war satire

It’s been a source of embarrassment to me that I never actually finished reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. I read the beginning many, many years ago, but that’s about it. So, with the Hulu adaptation of it due to be released this week, it seemed like a good a time as any to cross this …

                 

Little Fires Everywhere

By Celeste Ng, Arson, adoption and class divisions ignite tensions in a well-to-do town in Ohio

Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere has been high on my to-read list for a while, since its release back in the Fall of 2017. It’s gotten very good reviews, and it’s in development as a Hulu series (produced by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington). I held off on reading it because I had lukewarm feelings …

                 

Normal People

By Sally Rooney, A modern will-they-or-won't-they romance

Normal People is Sally Rooney’s second book, and the literati are tripping over themselves in adoration. Move over Daenerys, The Washington Post only bends a knee for Sally Rooney. She was profiled by Vanity Fair, and she’s being hailed as an Instagram status symbol as well as the “Voice of Her Generation.” As a book …

              

Educated

By Tara Westover, a personal journey about a childhood in a survivalist home

Educated, by Tara Westover, was one of the bestselling books on 2018 and has continued to top the charts even now, despite being released over a year ago. I put it on my to-read list thanks to Bill Gate’s book blog, and Ellen Degeneres read it after Michelle Obama recommended it to her. Point is, …

                    

An Anonymous Girl

By Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, A psychological thriller about a psychological study (sort of)

I’d been looking forward to reading An Anonymous Girl by writing team Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen for some time. Their debut novel, The Woman Between Us, was a twisty roller coaster ride of a book, and the premise of An Anonymous Girl seemed up my alley. (I just posted a review of The Wife …