Couldn't engage with this book. Didn't finish it.

Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan

Half-Blood Blues - Nazis wage war against jazz, two youths find a box. - Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan - Nazis wage war against jazz, two youths find a box. Even a bad blurb can’t make this book.

This book will break your heart ten times.

Still Alice by Lisa Genova, a heartbreaking story about early-onset Alzheimer's that helped me relate to my dementia patients in better ways

At times haunting, but also too restrained. I had hoped for more.

Never Let Me Go

Never let me go, by Kazuo Ishiguro. "A brilliantly executed book by a master craftsman who has chosen a difficult subject: ourselves, seen through a glass, darkly.


We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver: Every mother’s nightmare is that her son is a monster — and that she might be, too.


Christine wakes up every morning with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle-aged face. And every morning, the man she wakes up to must explain that he is Ben, he… read more at Kobo.

I read these vastly different books one weekend. What a ride!

I read these vastly different books one weekend.

I read this when I was a teenager, and it was shocking. As an adult reading it for the second time, it wasn't shocking, which made me realize how messed up our world is today.

Black Like Me

"The author, a white man, recounts his experiences when he darkened his skin and traveled through the South as an African-American man.

Blatchford is excellent.

Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us by Christie Blatchford

A bit dry at times, but still fascinating (to me)!

The Tudors : The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty by G.


When God Was a Rabbit: Sarah Winman the story takes place in 1968 about a girl named Elly, and her family, through childhood and into adulthood.

Not too memorable.

The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok. A hauntingly beautiful book about a girl raised by a schizophrenic mother. I would like to read this. As a daughter raised by a severely schizophrenic mother myself.


Action-packed Jazz-age Paris is the backdrop for this tale of love and heartache between Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. "The Paris Wife" provides an alternate view to Hemingway's masterpiece "A Moveable Feast.