I’ve been keeping track of the books I’ve read for more than ten years–first by hand and then by spreadsheet and now via Goodreads. My lists turned into notes and gradually, those notes transitioned into reviews. I try to write 300- to 500-word reviews that are objective, that go beyond summarization, and that emphasize the positive while minimizing the what-I-would-have-liked-to-have-read-instead. I read a wide variety of work, much of it based on book clubs I’m a member of, family history I’m researching, and recommendations from friends.

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The Tide Between Us: An Epic Irish-Jamaican Story of Passion, Loss and Inescapable Destinies
An American Sunrise: Poems
Know My Name
The Rose Code
Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II
An American Marriage
The Library Book
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Midnight Library
West with Giraffes
Kindred
The Overstory
Where the Lost Wander
Rewrite the Stars
Sing, Unburied, Sing
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
Little Faith
Olive, Again
The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book: An Interactive Guide to Life-Changing Books
The Book of Lost Friends