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 First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth
The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People
The Lincoln Highway
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
The Silent Patient
Transcendent Kingdom
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Night Watchman
Take My Hand
The Butterfly Effect
Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Talents
The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power
The Mountains Wild
The Vanishing Half
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father
Lost Roses