February, 2017 Book Reviews

Next Meeting: 2nd Monday in March, 2/13/2017 – at 6:30pm
Mark in Your Calendars: March 16th from 3:30 to 5, Amir Hussain will do a book signing at Baylor.  Hussain is a Professor of Religions at Loyola Marymont in LA.

We had a great time in reviewing our February …amazing books, divine food and Jim & Ramona took home a kitten!…

John suggested a bit of comic relief: Tom the Dancing Bug

New & Selected Poems V1  by Mary Oliver
Genre: Poetry
Reviewed by Becky: A
Ethics in the Real World  by Peter Singer
Genre: Philosophical
Reviewed by Becky: A
I Need to Unplug Journal  by Knock Knock
Genre: How-To
Reviewed by Becky: A
Hamilton: The Revolution  by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Genre: History/Non-Fiction
Reviewed by Becky: A+
7/2016: Reviewed by Kris & Cheryl: A+
Bel Canto  by Ann Patchett
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Brenda: A
Now an Opera on PBS
The Miracle of Mindfulness  by Thich Nhat Hanh
Genre: How-To
Reviewed by Cheryl: A
The Fate of Major Andre  by Alexander Hamilton
Genre: History
Reviewed by Cheryl: B
Swing Time  by Zadie Smith
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Elinor: A
1984  by George Orwell
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Elinor: A
The Sunday Philosophy Club  by Alexander McCall Smith
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Elinor: A+
The Golden Notebook  by Doris Lessing
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Jim McK: A+
Complex, but worth the effort
Our Souls at Night  by Kent Haruf
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Jim McK: A+ Lovely
Plainsong  by Kent Haruf
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Jim McK: A+
The Little Paris Bookshop  by Nina George
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Jim McK: A+
The Guineveres  by Sarah Domet
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Jim McK: A+
The Zoo Crew  by Dustin Stevens
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Joe C: B
How Dogs Love Us  by Gregory Berns
Genre: Science
Reviewed by Joe C: B
The Wrong Side of Goodbye  by Michael Connelly
Genre: Mystery Reviewed by John N: A
Huck  by Mark Millar
Genre: Graphic Novel
Reviewed by John N: A
I Contain Multitudes  by Ed Yong
Genre: Non-Fiction/Science
Reviewed by John N: A+
Escape Clause  by John Sandford
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by John N: A+
A Walk on the Beach  by Joan Anderson
Genre: Philosophical/Self-Help
Reviewed by Kathy: A
The Powers That Be  by Walter Wink
Genre: Philosophical
Reviewed by Kris: B+
Makes you think
Unfinished Business  by Keri Day
Genre: History/Political
Reviewed by Kris: C+
How black churches can become agents of change to reduce poverty, especially for poor black women.
The Daily Show-An Oral History  by Chris Smith
Genre: Biography
Reviewed by Mary: A
1/2017: Reviewed by Cheryl: A+
The Trespasser  by Tana French
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Mary: A+
Life Abundant  by Sallie McFague
Genre: Philosophical
Reviewed by Mary: B
9/2016: Reviewed by Kris: A
You, The Owner’s Manual  by Mehmet Oz
Genre: Science
Reviewed by Mary: B+
How to Walk  by Thich Nhat Hanh
Genre: How-To/Philosophical
Reviewed by Ramona: A
How to Love  by Thich Nhat Hanh
Genre: Philosophical
Reviewed by Ramona: A
My Name is Lucy Barton  by Elizabeth Strout
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Ramona: A
The Burgess Boys  by Elizabeth Strout
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Ramona: A
The White Cat and the Monk  by Jo Ellen Bogart
Genre: Children’s
Reviewed by Ramona: A+
Still Life with Bread Crumbs  by Anna Quindlen
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Ramona: A+