#Reviews

Baby Animals Read THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW: September 16th, 2012

From Jennifer Homan’s review of The End of Men by Hanna Rosin  

Baby Animals Read THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

It is said that book reviewing is too nice these days, but there are still some daggers from time to ...

Front-to-Backlist: “You and Me” and “Dog of the South”

In “Front-to-Backlist”  Executive Editor Bethanne Patrick reviews a new release (in publishing parlance, something from the “frontlist”), and Editor-in-Chief Jeff ...

For Shame? Two Rioters Read the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Parody

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then parody is the sincerest form of mockery. That’s especially true when ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in July

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, memoir, and ...

Covering the Bases: Two Rioters Debate THE ART OF FIELDING

If you’re like me, your first reaction when someone doesn’t love a novel you loved is to get defensive. But ...

Front-to-Backlist: THE FATES WILL FIND THEIR WAY by Hannah Pittard

In “Front-to-Backlist”  Executive Editor Bethanne Patrick reviews a new release (in publishing parlance, something from the “frontlist”), and Editor-in-Chief Jeff ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in June

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, memoir, and ...

Front-to-Backlist: GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn

Editors’ Note: We thought long and hard about how to provide a kind of review coverage that would not be ...

“Her novel carries no theme, no message, no thought”: Richard Wright on THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

I am going to keep posting these author-on-author critical smackdowns until one of the following happens a) I run out ...

Review GPA: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka Publication Date: August 23, 2011 Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Knopf Publisher’s Synopsis: ...

Book Club: A Web Series — A Review

A few days ago, an acquaintance posted a link on my Facebook wall. “You will LOVE,” she insisted. The link ...

A Book Gift That Should Not Be Forgotten

The first blog that I ever followed with any sort of consistency, and that I still follow, is Forgotten Bookmarks. It’s ...

More Overlooked Books from 2011

Whenever I write a post picking on some books, I always feel the need to follow it up with one ...

Books That I Wish Had Been Better – 2011

In this season of “Best of” lists, I want to take this opportunity to talk about the also-rans, the books ...