List of books I've read and links to my review

November 2022

  • Universal Harvester — John Darnielle

  • The House Across the Lake — Riley Sager

October 2022

August 2022

  • The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms — Ian Rosenberg

  • The Removed — Brandon Hobson

  • City on Fire — Don Winslow

June 2022

  • Reckless Girls — Rachel Hawkins

  • Why We're Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, and Love — Trent Horn

  • Sex, Drugs, & Soul: Finding Grace in the Shadow — Kristin Birdwell

  • The Other Mother — Carol Goodman

  • The Book of Cold Cases — Simone St. James

May 2022

  • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World — Cal Newport

  • A Flicker in the Dark — Stacy Willingham

  • People We Meet on Vacation — Emily Henry

  • A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning & Life — Nancy Peacock

  • No Exit — Taylor Adams

  • Educated — Tara Westover

  • Pagan Babies — Elmore Leonard

  • Never Say You Can't Survive: How to Get Through Hard Times by Making Up Stories — Charlie Jane Anders

  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action — Simon Sinek

  • This is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn To See — Seth Godin

  • Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life — Gary John Bishop

  • The Only Good Indians Stephen — Graham Jones

April 2022

  • The Secret to Love, Health, and Money: A Masterclass (The Secret, #6) — Rhonda Byrne

  • If It Bleeds — Stephen King

  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor — Layla F. Saad

  • Just Write: Creating Unforgettable Fiction and a Rewarding Writing Life — James Scott Bell

  • Daisy Jones & The Six — Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World — Charles J. Chaput

  • Caraval (Caraval, #1) — Stephanie Garber

  • 'Salem's Lot — Stephen King

March 2022

  • We Were Never Here — Andrea Bartz

  • The Four Winds — Kristin Hannah

  • Velvet Was the Night — Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  • 77 Shadow Street (Pendleton, #1) — Dean Koontz

  • Triggers: How We Can Stop Reacting and Start Healing — David Richo

  • The Collective — Alison Gaylin

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo — Taylor Jenkins Reid

February 2022

  • The Neighbor's Secret L. — Alison Heller

  • It Ends with Us (It Ends with Us, #1) — Colleen Hoover

  • The Writing Life — Annie Dillard

January 2022

  • The Grimrose Girls (Grimrose Girls, #1) — Laura Pohl

  • MS-13: The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang — Steven Dudley

December 2021

  • Kingdom of the Cursed (Kingdom of the Wicked, #2) — Kerri Maniscalco

  • In a Holidaze — Christina Lauren

  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City — Matthew Desmond

  • Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write with Confidence — William Kenower

  • Lords of the North (The Saxon Stories, #3) — Bernard Cornwell

  • Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side — Trish Hall

  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway — Ruth Ware

  • Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing — Robert A. Caro

  • The Sun Down Motel — Simone St. James

  • The Science of Storytelling — Will Storr

  • Infinite Country — Patricia Engel

November 2021

  • Save the Cat! Writes a Novel — Jessica Brody

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor — Thomas C. Foster

  • Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion — Gregory Boyle

  • The Silent Patient — Alex Michaelides

  • Write Better Right Now — Mary-Kate Mackey

  • The Night Swim — Megan Goldin

  • The Guest List — Lucy Foley

  • Walk in My Combat Boots: True Stories from America's Bravest Warriors — James Patterson

  • These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights, #1) — Chloe Gong

  • Kingdom of the Wicked (Kingdom of the Wicked, #1) — Kerri Maniscalco

  • The Song of Achilles — Madeline Miller

October 2021

September 2021

  • Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith Robert Barron

  • The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers Christopher Vogler

  • Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1) Leigh Bardugo

  • The Spartan Way: Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better. Joe De Sena

August 2021

  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Robin DiAngelo

  • Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America Bill O'Reilly

July 2021

  • Every Other Weekend — Zulema Renee Summerfield

  • The Pale Horseman (The Saxon Stories, #2) — Bernard Cornwell

May 2021

  • Lock Every Door — Riley Sager

  • The Last Time I Lied — Riley Sager

April 2021

  • Circe — Madeline Miller

March 2021

  • A Private Cathedral (Dave Robicheaux, #23) — James Lee Burke

  • Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship — Robert Garfield

February 2021

  • The Wife Upstairs — Rachel Hawkins

  • Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different — Chuck Palahniuk

  • Final Girls — Riley Sager

  • American Dirt — Jeanine Cummins

  • Carlo Acutis, the Servant of God: Life beyond the Border — Francesco Occhetta

  • Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) — Anne Rice

  • Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction — Tracy Kidder

January 2021

  • The Day is Now Far Spent — Robert Sarah

  • The Enneagram Type 4: The Romantic Individualist (The Enneagram Collection) — Beth McCord

  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, #1) — Tomi Adeyemi

  • Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within — Taylor R. Marshall

  • Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation — Candace Owens

  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents — Isabel Wilkerson

December 2020

  • How to Be an Antiracist — Ibram X. Kendi

  • Home Before Dark — Riley Sager

November 2020

  • Dark Homecoming — William Patterson

  • The Lord of the Rings — J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Mexican Gothic — Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms — George R.R. Martin

  • Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future — Shaun King

  • Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All — Suzanne Nossel

October 2020

  • The President Is Missing — Bill Clinton

  • On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction — William Zinsser

  • Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper — Brant Pitre

  • The Craft of Research — Wayne C. Booth

  • A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream — Yuval Levin

  • Junipero Serra: California's Founding Father — Steven W. Hackel

  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide — Carol Anderson

  • Leadership — Rudolph W. Giuliani

  • This Sacred Moment: Becoming Holy Right Where You Are — Albert Haase

  • The Shot Caller: A Latino Gangbanger’s Miraculous Escape from a Life of Violence to a New Life in Christ — Casey Diaz

September 2020

  • Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization — Graham Hancock

April 2020

  • The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1) — Bernard Cornwell

  • Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser — Roy Peter Clark

  • The Second Sleep — Robert Harris

March 2020

  • What Jesus Meant — Garry Wills

  • Memoirs of the Soul Nan Phifer Write Away: One Novelist's Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life — Elizabeth George

  • Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, #1) — Timothy Zahn

  • The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile — Noah Lukeman

February 2020

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind — Yuval Noah Harari

  • Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces — Roy Peter Clark

  • Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West — Hampton Sides

  • Stardust — Neil Gaiman

  • Mary at the Crossroads of History — Francis J. Hoffman

January 2020

  • From Slave to Priest: A Biography of the Reverend Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) First Black American Priest of the United States — Caroline Hemesath

  • Photographing the Dead (Nameless: Season One, #2) — Dean Koontz

  • Never Be Alone — Paige Dearth

  • The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity — Julia Cameron

  • Banish Your Inner Critic: Silence the Voice of Self-Doubt to Unleash Your Creativity and Do Your Best Work — Denise R. Jacobs

  • Death of a Salesman — Arthur Miller

  • The Afghan Campaign — Steven Pressfield

  • How to Write Funny: Your Serious, Step-By-Step Blueprint For Creating Incredibly, Irresistibly, Successfully Hilarious Writing — Scott Dikkers

  • Blood Money and Other Stories — Elmore Leonard

  • In the Heart of the Fire (Nameless #1) — Dean Koontz

  • The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe — David I. Kertzer

  • Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump — Laura Ingraham

  • White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue ... and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation — Lauren Michele Jackson