The Book Edit

I am an infrequent reader, but when I find a book I love, I want to tell everyone about it.  Here are the books that I’ve read recently.

  • Amor Towles

    A Gentleman in Moscow

    The most beautiful book I’ve ever read.  Hopeful, compelling, and filled with emotion.

  • Taylor Jenkins Reid

    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

    If you love Old Hollywood and celebrity gossip, this is the book for you. A bit predictable, but a great, light read.

  • Emily St. John Mandel

    Station Eleven

    Well-written, with an interesting story line.  However, the plot at times felt unfinished and the dystopian elements gave me nightmares.

  • Lesley Blume

    Everyone Behaves Badly

    Hemingway became a superstar by selling out his “friends.” The truth behind The Sun Also Rises is stranger than fiction.

  • Cynthia Hand

    My Lady Jane

    What if Jane Grey had lived? A fantastical tale that mixes magic, mystery, and history into a real page turner.

  • Camille Perri

    The Assistants

    What happens when the admins revolt?  They pay off their student loans, and everyone else’s. Who says crime doesn’t pay?

  • Alyssa Mastromonaco

    Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

    If you work in politics, you’ll have flashbacks reading these too-true stories of a political life.  For everyone else, it features good career advice for driven women.

  • Jennifer Close

    The Hopefuls

    Marriage is about sacrifice.  Sometimes that hurts. A great book about D.C. that gets the city and lifestyle right.

  • Tom Rachman

    The Imperfectionists

    Journalism is a dying art. This book traces the history of one newspaper from boom to bust. This book will stick with you long after you finish it.