I've been writing about books for 20 years. My book reviews have lived in many places over the years, most recently Birmingham magazine. And now they live here! I hope you enjoy them. Birmingham readers can catch me on Fox 6 on the XX of every month talking about my latest finds.
Real and unreal. Here are the books I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on May 1. There's a brand new memoir/cookbook from Rick Bragg and a great guide to being a confident girl. Then things take a different turn with an educational book of folklore and a smart, twisty mystery. The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My [...]
Here are the books I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on April 3. Let them inspire you to get out and enjoy the sights--natural and otherwise. Or just relax inside with a work of Southern literature or a page-turning (based-on-a-true-story) mystery. Listen to the Land (PMT Publishing) Mountain Brook resident Louise Wrinkle has lived most of [...]
Here are the books I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on March 6. These works of fiction, thrilling, engaging and informative, will help you make the most of spring break—at home or away. Sunday Silence (Morrow Paperbacks) Nicci French is actually a wife-and-husband writing team—Nicci Gerrard and Sean French—and they’ve sold millions of books all over [...]
Here are the books I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on February 6. Memoir and mystery and lots of entertainment! Darkroom: A Memoir in Black & White (University of Alabama Press) There’s so much to love about this young adult book by Alabama writer Lila Quintero Weaver! First of all, it’s a beautifully drawn, visually powerful graphic [...]
Here are the books I featured on WBRC Fox 6's Good Day Alabama on January 2. The Missing (William Morrow) In this twisty thriller by C.L Taylor, made highly intriguing by an unreliable narrator, a teenager goes missing from a family with lots of damaging secrets. The story is told from the perspective of Claire Wilkinson, who is [...]
Five-Carat Soul (Riverhead Books) by James McBride was one of President Obama’s favorite books from 2017. I enjoyed it, too, and included it in my book recommendations on WBRC Fox 6 in December. This is the first new fiction from McBride since his National Book Award-winning historical novel, The Good Lord Bird, which was about [...]