January, 2017 Book Reviews

Next Meeting: 2nd Monday in February, 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.

New Podcast Referral from Kris:  See Something, Say Something
Ahmed Ali Akbar gathers folks together to drink tea, tell stories, and talk about being Muslim in America.

The Mistletoe Inn  by Richard Paul Evans
Genre: Romance &Fun
Reviewed by Brenda: C
Waco Texas – A Postcard Journey  by Agnes Warren Barnes
Genre: History
Reviewed by Cheryl: A
The Daily Show-An Oral History  by Chris Smith
Genre: Biography
Reviewed by Cheryl: A+
Evicted  by Matthew Desmond
Genre: Political
Reviewed by Cheryl: A+
Midnight Untamed  by Lara Adrian
Genre: Romance & Fun/Sci-Fi
Reviewed by Cheryl: A+
Defy the Dawn  by Lara Adrian
Genre: Romance & Fun/Sci-Fi
Reviewed by Cheryl: B+
Lucifer’s Harvest  by Mel Starr
Genre: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by Elinor: A-
Notes: 1370’s Historical Review
The Heretics of De’Ath  by Howard of Warwick
Genre: Historical Fiction/Humor
Reviewed by Elinor: B-
1066 Comedy
Being Mortal  by Atul Gawande
Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help
Reviewed by Elinor: In Progress
Yuge  by Gary Trudeau
Genre: Humor
Reviewed by Jim H: A
Old Dogs Remembered  by Bud Johns
Genre: Short Stories
Reviewed by Jim H: A
Something Beautiful for God  by Malcolm Muggeridge
Genre: Biography
Reviewed by Jim H: B Mother Teresa
The Girl From Krakow  by Alex Rosenberg
Genre: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by Joe C: A
Invisible Influence  by Jonah Berger
Genre: Non-Fiction
Reviewed by Joe C: B
The Voyeur’s Motel  by Gay Talese
Genre: Non-Fiction
Reviewed by Joe C: B
Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie  by Mark Nolan
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Joe C: C
A Monster Calls  by Patrick Ness
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by John N: A+
Triple Crown  by Felix Francis
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by John N: B
The Reckoning  by Robert J. Thomas
Genre: Western
Reviewed by John N: B
Trouble at the Red Pueblo  by Liz Adair
Genre: Western
Reviewed by John N: B+
Murder Must Advertise  by Dorothy Sayers
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Kris: A+
Among Others  by Jo Walton
Genre: Sci-Fi/Young Adult
Reviewed by Kris: A+
The Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah
Genre: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by Kris: B+
Red Queen  by Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Fiction/Young Adult
Reviewed by Kris: C
A Gambler’s Anatomy  by Jonathan Lethem
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Mary: A
Sisters in Law  by Linda Hirshman
Genre: Biography
Reviewed by Mary: A
Sandra Day O’Conner & Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now  by Steven Kussin
Genre: How-To
Reviewed by Mary: A-
A Passage to India  by E. M. Forster
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Mary: A-