Small Great Things

A page-turner about racism. It's told from three perspectives: a Black nurse, the White supremacist who accuses her of murdering his baby son, and the White lawyer who defends her. (I'm copying Jodi Picoult's use of capitalisation.) And it's absolutely riveting.  I read it even when my eyes were aching because I had to find …

Seveneves

Well, it took me just under two weeks to read this nearly 900-page saga about the end of the world and what that world - and human civilization - might be like 5,000 years later. And I enjoyed it. There's a lot I'll remember. What I won't remember, though, are the characters. With a couple …