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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 …

           

Which Type of Reader Are You?

Which one are you? (Or both?) I’d say I tend to be a solo reader just because I’m bad about finishing books on time. I end up reading at my leisure or when the mood strikes, which doesn’t mesh well with book clubs or group reads. (By the way, I realize I’m far from a …

                 

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 …