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Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4)

By Robert Galbraith, An intricate political and equestrian-themed Cormoran Strike novel from Rowling

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, was released yesterday to much excitement. Like the Harry Potter novels that seemed to grow in size with each new release, Lethal White is the lengthiest of the Strike books, clocking in at a hefty 600+ pages. This book is the fourth installment in Rowling’s …

                 

The Devil in the White City

By Erik Larson, The fascinating story of an architect, a serial killer and the 1893 World Fair in Chicago

When I first moved to Chicago for grad school, we were assigned The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson as recommended summer reading. It was an apt choice — our building is located along the Midway Plaisance which served as the entertainment area for the 1893 World’s Fair featured in the book. According …

                 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman, A well-meaning and optimistic story about isolation and mental illness

I think pretty much everyone else has read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by now, or at least everyone among book bloggers, so I’m fairly late to this party. But I’ve been wanting to read less depressing stuff, and it’s never too late to enjoy a good book right? Right. Before I jump into the …

                 

The President Is Missing

By Bill Clinton and James Patterson, An engaging political thriller that's not entirely cohesive but still manages to entertain and elucidate

The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson opens with the President of the United States testifying before a congressional committee. A military counterattack he ordered has resulted in the death of a CIA operative, and his decision-making is in question. But right when he’s dug himself into a hole, it’s revealed to …

                       

The Prisoner of Heaven

By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, A gothic adventure set in Barcelona

I thought I’d take a dive into my ever-expanding TBR backlog since I haven’t been particularly enthused by any new releases lately. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón has been high on my list for a while, given that The Shadow of the Wind has been one of my favorites for years. My …