2017 Reviews

Enjoy these reviews written by Watermark Staff. 

December 2017

Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings by Mark E. McCormick, review by Sarah Bagby

Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro, review by Bruce Jacobs

November 2017

Green by Sam Graham-Felsen, review by Bruce Jacobs

The Secret Grave by Lois Ruby and Penelope March is Melting by Jeff Ruby, review by Melissa Fox

One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson, reivew by Bruce Jacobs

October 2017

You Must Change Your Life by Rachel Corbett, review by Sarah Bagby

Catalina by Liska Jacobs, review by Bruce Jacobs

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward and The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, review by Sarah Bagby

Liner Notes by Loudon Wainwright III, review by Bruce Jacobs

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, review by Sarah Bagby

Chasing Phil by David Howard, review by Bruce Jacobs

September 2017

Wild Hourse Country by David Philipps, review by Bruce Jacobs

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne, review by Sarah Bagby

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, review by Shelly Walston

The Locals by Jonathan Dee, review by Sarah Bagby

August 2017

The Man from the Train by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James, review by Bruce Jacobs 

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, review by Shelly Walston

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, review by Melissa Fox

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran, review by Sarah Bagby

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss, review by Bruce Jacobs

Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen, review by Bruce Jacobs

July 2017

The Late Show by Michael Connelly, review by Sarah Bagby

Sargent's Women by Donna M. Lucey, review by Bruce Jacobs

Darkansas by Jarret Middleton, reivew by Bruce Jacobs

The Bettencourt Affair by Tom Sancton, review by Bruce Jacobs

The Force by Don Winslow, review by Sarah Bagby

Life in Code by Ellen Ullman, review by Bruce Jacobs

June 2017

The Answers by Catherine Lacey, review by Sarah Bagby

Wolf on a String by Benjamin Black, review by Todd Robins

Brave Deeds by David Abrams, review by Bruce Jacobs

Radical Hope by Carolina de Robertis, review by Sarah Bagby

I'm Just Not Good at Rhyming by Chris Harris, review by Melissa Fox

Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives, review by Bruce Jacobs

The Sagrada Familia by Gijs van Hensbergen, review by Bruce Jacobs

Caesar's Last Breath by Sam Kean, review by Bruce Jacobs

I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin, review by Shelly Walston

The Trick by Emanuel Bergmann, review by Shelly Walston

May 2017

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin, review by Shelly Walston

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, review by Shelly Walston

The Shape of Ideas by Grant Snider, review by Sarah Bagby

Eggshells by Caitriona Lally, review by Shirley Wells

Kingodm Cons by Yuri Herrera, review by Bruce Jacobs

The Assitants by Camille Perri, review by Shelly Walston

April 2017

Spoils by Brian Van Reet, review by Sarah Bagby

Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey, review by Bruce Jacobs

You Belong to Me by Colin Harrison, review by Bruce Jacobs

Mindset: The New Psycology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, review by Shelly Walston

White Fur by Jardine Libaire, review by Bruce Jacobs

Border Cantos by Richard Misrach, review by Sarah Bagby

There Your Heart Lies by Mary Gordon, review by Bruce Jacobs

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley, review by Shelly Walston

March 2017

Oola by Brittany Newell, review by Bruce Jacobs

Startup by Doree Shafrir, review by Bruce Jacobs

Radiant Child and Niko Draws a Feeling, review by Sarah Bagby

Spoils by Brian Van Reet, review by Bruce Jacobs

A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab, review by Shelly Walston

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, review by Sarah Bagby

February 2017

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster, review by Bruce Jacobs

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winter, review by Sarah Bagby

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson, review by Melissa Fox

The Idiot by Elif Batuman, review by Bruce Jacobs

The Playbook by Kwame Alexander, review by Sarah Bagby

Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder, review by Shirley Wells

The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler, review by Bruce Jacobs

Touch by Courtney Maum, review by Shelly Walston

January 2017

The Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis, review by Bruce Jacobs

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin, review by Sarah Bagby

Unwarranted: Policing without Permission by Barry Friedman, review by Bruce Jacobs

Once We Were Sisters by Sheila Kohler, review by Sarah Bagby

Himself by Jess Kidd, review by Kris Stephens

The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy, review by Shelly Walston

The White City by Karolina Ramqvist, review by Bruce Jacobs

Autumn by Ali Smith, review by Bruce Jacobs

The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers edited by Katherine Birbalsingh, review by Shelly Walston

Best of 2016 Reads, reviews by Sarah Bagby


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