This book is fantastic. It is historical fiction that is also literary and it contains so much fodder for great discussions. I hope you and some friends will read it and discuss it. It will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Read Like a Writer Book Club podcast, so stay tuned! The structureContinue reading “Book Review: Trust by Hernan Diaz”
It is time for year end lists! Here’s my list of favorite mysteries and thrillers I read in 2022. NOTE—I read these in 2022, some of them were published earlier… Each of these are a great mini-masterclass for mystery writers, too. Each does a wonderful job of keeping the reader curious, building suspense, but withoutContinue reading “Mystery and Thriller Round up for 2022”
Hear Terry and me discuss The Appeal by Janice Hallet Now Available on Anchor, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, but you can also subscribe through other platforms. 🙂 Take a listen!
We had a great July meeting and discussed Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty. If you missed it and would like to see the notes, click below. One thing that came up in the meeting was that we would all like to see a Story Grid/Bookmap analysis of this novel. I am not promising anything,Continue reading “Read Like a Writer Book Club Recap”
Do you have a research question for your novel? In preparation for the FREE session on 23 July I am recording shorts of me answering writers’ research questions. Catch the latest installment of Stump the Chump to see what it’s all about: The research question being considered is “could a hot air balloon go fromContinue reading “New Stump the Chump Video and more…”
Hello dear readers! This is the recap of our second meeting. Our next meeting will be July 19, 2022. If you would like an invite, please contact me at readerlybooks[at]gmail[dot]com. Happy Reading! Background Published in 1888, Novella, later edited by James and reissued. Genre: Realistic Fiction at the time; today it would be classic orContinue reading “Read Like a Writer Book Club Recap: The Aspern Papers by Henry James”
For February, we read The Anomaly. If you are interested in joining us for the next meeting, in April, please send Robin an email at readerlybooks[at]gmail.com Background: This book was on several “best of” lists for 2021, including the New York Times. Here is a sampling of reviews and the publisher’s page: Penguin Random HouseContinue reading “Read Like a Writer Book Club Recap; The Anomaly by Hervé Le Tellier￼”