2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 265 books.

Book Review: Killer Story by Matt Witten

About the Book

Talented and idealistic young reporter Petra Kovach is on the brink of being laid off from her third failing newspaper in a row. To save her job, she pitches the launch of a true crime podcast about a sensational, unsolved murder.

Years earlier, an alt-right YouTuber was killed in her Harvard dorm room, and the case went cold. Petra knew the victim—she was once her camp counselor and loved her like a little sister, despite their political differences. Continue reading Book Review: Killer Story by Matt Witten

Book Review: Square³ by Mira Grant

About the Book

We think we understand the laws of physics. We think reality is an immutable monolith, consistent from one end of the universe to the next. We think the square/cube law has actual relevance. Continue reading Book Review: Square³ by Mira Grant

Book Review: Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson

About the Book

Senior year at Ellingham Academy for Stevie Bell isn’t going well. Her boyfriend, David, is studying in London. Her friends are obsessed with college applications. With the cold case of the century solved, Stevie is adrift. There is nothing to distract her from the questions pinging around her brain—questions about college, love, and life in general. Continue reading Book Review: Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson

Book Review: Bloodbath Nation by Paul Auster

About the Book

Paul Auster was a crack marksman as a kid, and like most American boys of his generation he grew up playing with toy six-shooters and mimicking the gun-slinging cowboys in B-Westerns. But he also knows how families can be wrecked by a single act of gun violence: His grandmother shot and killed his grandfather when his father was just six years old.

Now, at this time of intense national discord, no issue divides Americans more deeply than the debate about guns. There are currently more guns than people in the United States, and every day more than one hundred Americans are killed by guns and another two hundred are wounded. These numbers are so large, so catastrophic, so disproportionate to what goes on elsewhere, that one must ask why. Why is America so different—and why are we the most violent country in the Western world? Continue reading Book Review: Bloodbath Nation by Paul Auster

My 2022 Year in Books

I met and exceeded my reading goal in 2022! If you’re curious as to what the stats look like or which books I loved or hated, check out the link… And don’t forget to check in on my new 2023 goal and progress – accessible to the left on my landing page.

Happy Reading!