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Book Review | Invasive by Chuck Wendig

If you're ever on the Cape Verdian island of Fogo during the fall, you will find every tree branch and every power line is an anchor point for the web of an Argiope spider. Sometimes dozens of spiders will connect their webs … [Read More...]

Book Review | One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I suppose it's a bit ironic that I finished One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in in the midst of one of last weeks winter storm, snow falling and wind blowing and the temperature dropping as low as 2 degrees Fahrenheit. … [Read More...]

Book review | The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

My feelings on The Underground Railroad are so mixed that I've changed my rating several times, first from a mere three, then up to a four, and back to just three stars. With much to think about and, yet, much that felt … [Read More...]

Book Thoughts | Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

I'm not entirely sure that I can adequately review Thinking Fast and Slow. It's so chock full of fantastic ideas, insights, and information that I'm afraid even trying to comment on it will make me look like a fool. Let me … [Read More...]

Short Book Review | The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

What follows is a gush of a review...but I really did like the book. So, allow me to gush for just a moment. I had heard that The Name of the Wind was a good read, but I had no idea how much I would end up enjoying it. I … [Read More...]

Book Review | El Deafo by Cece Bell

I loved reading El Deafo to my daughter. With El Deafo, Cece Bell proves she can broaden and deepen her reader's lives with a fun and beautifully-told story. Bell makes the experience of being deaf and separated from others, … [Read More...]

Book Review | Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

What King Henry wants King Henry is going to get. It's his world, and everyone else is just living in it...or rather, is scraping and scrapping to get ahead in it. With the future of the kingdom at stake and England's master … [Read More...]

Book Review | Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick

Joby Warrick's Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS makes a complicated mess easier to understand. Readable and accessible to anyone with an interest in how we ended up with ISIS, his Pulitzer prize-winning narrative of the rise of … [Read More...]

Children’s Book Review | Nanette’s Baguettes by Mo Willems

Mo Willems is a brilliant artist, and the simplicity with which he does it is absolutely genius. When my better half brings home a load of new picture books to test drive, we usually end up with a slew of duds, a few fun … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Circle by Dave Eggers

Holy frack, that was scary. In the not too distant future, the Circle has replaced Google, Facebook, and Amazon to become the dominant information technology of the Internet. As the Circle becomes the central driver of … [Read More...]

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Adult Fiction

Review | The Sum of All Men by David Farland
Book Review | City of the Saints by D.J. Butler
Book Review | The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Review | The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
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Young Adult Fiction

Review | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Review | Divergent by Veronica Roth
Book Review | The Kidnap Plot by Dave Butler
Book Review | The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Review | Legend by Marie Lu
A Two Minute Review: Nation by Terry Pratchett

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Utah (local) Authors

Utah Writers Are Taking the Hugo Awards by Storm
Science Fiction as the Best Social Fiction of Our Time: The Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgersen
Review | Variant by Robison Wells
Review | Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielson
Review | A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Book Review | Writers of the Future Volume 29 edited by Dave Wolverton

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Non-Fiction Books

Review | Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray
Book Review | Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that Changed the Course of World War II by Jennet Conant
Book Review | Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
Review | The Blueprint: How the Democrats won Colorado by Rob Witwer and Adam Schrager
Review | Rubicon by Tom Holland
Book Review | Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation by Deborah Davis [Contributor]

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Picture Books

Review | Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea and Tom Slaughter
Review | Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
Review | Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora
Review | Follow the Line Through the House by Laura Ljungkvist
Review | Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Review | How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

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