Chicago Author Month Wrap-Up

This has been a fantastic month! I don’t think I’ve read a single book that has disappointed me, and I even got all gushy about three of them. I’ve had a great time learning about and meeting some Chicago-area authors, and I hope that you’ve found some books you are interested in as well, whether or not the Chicago connection means anything to you.

What I Reviewed:

Good Enough to Eat by Stacey Ballis
After the Workshop by John McNally
Divine Appointments by Charlene Baumbich
The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez
Currency by Zoe Zolbrod
According to Jane by Marilyn Brant
Not Ready for Mom Jeans by Maureen Lipinski

Skating Around the Law by Joelle Charbonneau
The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley
Body Work by Sara Paretsky

Graphic Novel
Mr Mendoza’s Paintbrush by Luis Alberto Urrea

Chicago Publishers Spotlights:

Other Voices Books
Oasis Audio
Featherproof Books
Tyndale House

Sunday Spotlights:

Shel Silverstein
Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza
My Maasai Life by Robin Wiszowaty
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Bookstore Reviews:

Long Way Home by Laura Caldwell
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka
The Thousand by Kevin Guilfoile
The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger

Guest Posts:

What’s in a Blog” by Libby Hellmann, Author and Founder of ‘The Outfit’
Haunted by Chicago History” by Kelly O’Connor McNees, Author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
Confessions of a Chicago Lawyer” by David Ellis, Author of Breach of Trust
A Writer’s Life” by Melanie Benjamin, Author of Alice I Have Been
Richard Wright, Chicago’s Native Son” by Michelle from ‘That’s What She Read’

Pick(s) of the Month:

Note: Some of these books were provided to me for review.

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