Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
Microscopically answers every woman’s what-if. Grotesquely underwritten, inexplicable ending disappoints.
How To Be Good by Nick Hornby
Hilariously cynical. Forced march down line between saintly and obnoxious.
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Ethan and Linc on Potter-ish quest. Fantastic, complex, southern-twangy entertainment.
Impatient With Desire by Gabrielle Burton
Jumbled chronology neuters drama. Characters never alive before they’re dead.