March, 2022

March 5th, 2022, 4:32 p.m. - What the crap was that?

10. Devil House (John Darnielle)
Not worth your time. Definitely not worth my time.

Up next: How High We Go in the Dark (Sequoia Nagamatsu)

March 11th, 2022, 4:53 p.m. - Only for those okay with reading a novel about a pandemic during a pandemic

11. How High We Go in the Dark (Sequoia Nagamatsu)
I was expecting something a little different, but this hooked me early on and was consistently good all the way through. The comparison to Station Eleven is understandable, but this is more about recovery than that was. It's assurance that we don't have to let disasters destroy everything.

Up next: The Maid (Nita Prose)

March 17th, 2022, 8:16 p.m. - Someone who loves cleaning? Can't relate

12. The Maid (Nita Prose)
It's good, but not as good as all the hype makes it out to be. Most of what happens is predictable.

Up next: The Collective (Alison Gaylin)

March 22nd, 2022, 4:57 p.m. - "You are a monster. We all are"

13. The Collective (Alison Gaylin)
Gaylin took a kind of touchy subject – vigilante justice – and used it for suspense in a way I didn't expect. Very creative and well done. I didn't call the ending at all.

Up next: Like a Sister (Kellye Garrett)

March 29th, 2022, 5:12 p.m. - Super Black Women

14. Like a Sister (Kellye Garrett)
This was on my radar because a couple of people I follow on Twitter talked about it, but I've learned to maintain some skepticism about how good a book with rave reviews really is. In this case, I have to thank the people who mentioned it. Great pacing, excellent twists, and stakes that felt just right. I'll be keeping an eye out for Garrett's future books.

Up next: Never Saw Me Coming (Vera Kurian)

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