I'm with the Band: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I'm with the Band: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Thank god for books, the beautiful distractions they are. I have been in no mood these past few days. The stories out of DC has been soul crushing to the point that even having the news on for 15 minutes makes me stabby. Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “Daisy Jones & The Six” was a perfect place to... Read more »

This is How They Do It: The Threat by Andrew G. McCabe

This is How They Do It: The Threat by Andrew G. McCabe
Y’all remember Paul Bettany in “The DaVinci Code,” right? I am a Silas of my own making — “Oh, another ‘Trump is literally the worst person ever!’ book is out! Sign me up!” This, however, “The Threat” — it’s not so much “Trump is the devil incarnate.” It’s more about process and less about the... Read more »

Off the Bucket List: Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

Off the Bucket List: Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart
Thank you, Gary Shteyngart. I have been released from any fantastical musings I may have ever had about just hopping a bus or train and walking away from it all. Barry Cohen took one for the team, and I am grateful. Shteyngart’s latest, “Lake Success” is a great piece of escapist literature for anyone collapsing... Read more »
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Yes, I am That Pathetic: How to be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings by Sarah Cooper

Yes, I am That Pathetic: How to be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings by Sarah Cooper
It was a Facebook post featuring a section of Sarah Cooper’s “How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings” that made me laugh, then cringe. I just had to get the book. Exactly why would I laugh and then die just a little on the inside? Because as I turned page after page, I came... Read more »

Buy, Don't Borrow: Calm the F*ck Down by Sarah Knight

Buy, Don't Borrow: Calm the F*ck Down by Sarah Knight
Tell me something: Is it too much that I used my “Read a Fucking Book” bookmark with “Calm the F*ck Down,” Sarah Knight’s new addition to her “No F*cks Given” series? I do swear a lot. I’m also highly anxious. So, it would make sense for this bookmark and this book to find each other... Read more »

Just Cut My Heart Out Already: The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Just Cut My Heart Out Already: The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
I’m not sure how much more my heart can take. Between “A Little Life” and “Less” and “The Great Believers” and even “The Immortalists,”— phenomenal love and friendship stories — you’d think I’d steer myself away from another book sure to make me cry. But these were all so damn good, I couldn’t help myself... Read more »
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Thanks, but I'll Skip the Smoothie: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Thanks, but I'll Skip the Smoothie: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Everyone has a handful of go-to authors. Even just one. But they are the writers you know will entertain with every new book. Liane Moriarty is on that list for me. I’ve been a fan since “Three Wishes.” And while “Nine Perfect Strangers” may not be perfect, or my favorite (I think that honor still... Read more »

LitzyDitz's 2018 Book List

LitzyDitz's 2018 Book List
Like I say every year, “I wish I read more.” Really, this was a year in which I fell off the wagon a bit in favor of way too much TV. (By the way, “Ozark” is fantastic! And, if you need someone for Trivia Night that can name all the MSNBC commentators, I’m your girl.)... Read more »

What's Your Story? Becoming by Michelle Obama

What's Your Story? Becoming by Michelle Obama
It’s interesting where your mind can go when you are reading a memoir. When someone is sharing their story, I think it’s only natural to try to meet the author on some shared plane of existence. After all, it’s just a person telling their story — not unlike meeting a new friend for coffee and... Read more »
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Best Books of 2018

Best Books of 2018
… and in the blink of an eye, we are halfway through December. Why, at the end of a year, does it always seem like it flew by? Based on how much I actually accomplished in reading, it seems like I should have at least another 6 months to tackle my TBR list. Which, by... Read more »