Monday, January 9, 2023

2023 Reading List

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The Overstory.  My full review is here.

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.  My full review is here.

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native American from 1890 to Present. My "poetic review" is here. My notes and quotes are here.

The Murder Rule.  Great beach read! In early 2022, I took a screenshot of a tweet from crime writer extraordinaire Don Winslow where he recommended this book. I forgot about about it until a year later and promptly downloaded the book to my Libby app.  4 days later I'd finished it--wow-Aussie author Dervla McTiernan can write.  Full of twists and turns and courtroom drama, the reader goes behind the scenes of the Innocence project to find out if the prisoner in question is truly innocent, or if anyone really is. 

Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War.  Such a great collection of essays.  My review is here.

Afterlives.  Superb writing that traces the lives of three characters against the background of Tanzanian independence.  My full review is here.  

The Passenger.  Don't read this entirely skippable book...180 pages of my life that I will never get back.  My review is here.

City on Fire.  Master crime writer Don Winslow pens a fast-paced mafia thriller set in Providence, Rhode Island.  The narrative focuses on Danny Ryan and his struggle to find a place between long-warring Italian and Irish families.  I first read Winslow in his Socal cartel thriller Savages back in 2010 and have followed his work ever since.

Khalil.  Currently reading. 

Tribe of Mentors.  My full review will be here. 

The Italians. Currently reading.

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