Debra Garfinkle (dlgarfinkle) wrote,

Haiku Book Reviews

Some of my favorite recent reads:

THE WEDDING BEAT by Devan Sipher. Novel.
I bet you’ll like this
if you like Nick Hornby’s books.
It’s funny and sweet.

THE STUFF OF LIFE by Karen Karbo. Memoir.
A woman takes care
of her dying, distant dad.
Sad but lovely book.

J.D. SALINGER: A LIFE by Kenneth Slawenski. Bio.
The best bio yet
of this sad, complex man and
amazing writer.

OBJECTS OF MY AFFECTION by Jill Smolinski. Novel.
Page-turner about
an organizing wiz with
a messy home life.

OUTLIERS by Malcolm Gladwell. Nonfiction.
Compelling reasons
for some people’s great success
and others’ failures.

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. Thriller.
Imaginative
and very creepy thriller
that I couldn’t put down.

MY HAPPY DAYS IN HOLLYWOOD by Garry Marshall. Memoir.
Funny, sunny look
at a nice-guy director’s
successful career.

THE JOURNAL OF BEST PRACTICES by David Finch. Nonfiction.
Man with Asperger’s
tries to improve his marriage.
Great humor and heart.

MONARCH BEACH by Anita Hughes. Novel.
Really fun beach read
that made me long to live in
a fancy hotel.

THE PROPER CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF FRIENDSHIP by Lisa Virge Higgins. Novel.
Three women--best friends--
each discovering her own
direction in life.

OPEN by Andre Agassi. Memoir.
He seems like a jerk.
But in his defense he had
a tough childhood.

ARGO by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio. Nonfiction.
Fascinating tale
from a CIA agent.
Better than the film.

ANYWAY by Arthur Salm. Children’s novel.
A funny novel
about coming of age and
making true, good friends.
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