Recent Books — Waking Up White, Beyond the Pale, Light Years, Koryta, Murderbot
Waking Up White by Debby Irving. A lot to process in this book. I am probably just a few steps along the path to really understanding race in the US and my own role in the issues. This is definitely worth reading and thinking about.
Beyond the Pale by Clare O’Donahue. Pleasant little detective jaunt set mostly in Ireland. An appealing couple of main characters. The MacGuffin is a little forced, but the chase for it has some fun parts.
Light Years by James Salter. A bit of a throwback, and oh so nicely written — very very smooth. Makes the above modern texts seem clunky.
How It Happened by Michael Koryta. Solid thriller set in coastal Maine — murders, drugs, tawdry secrets. Engaging
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells. Gosh this MurderBot series is fun. I want a wisecracking sidekick murderous robot.