If you are one of Inkweaver Review's regular readers then I encourage you to read these worthy, handpicked reviews from a variety of different genres.
If you are a book blogger yourself then please submit your own book review for inclusion in the next edition of the Book Review Blog Carnival.
|"The Pluto Files" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson|
Clark Bjorke presents a fascinating book about the history of science with respect to Pluto and its recent demotion from being a planet.
|"More Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts" by Pam Bono Designs|
Krista Zaleski presents a nonfiction book that contains a variety of fascinating quilt patterns, from vintage to modern.
|"Then Man Created God" by D.G. McLeod|
Joana says: "I have little doubt that a good deal of people will find this book to be highly insulting.... it’s an amusing read to be taken with a grain of salt."
|"The Richest Man in Town" by W. Randall Jones|
The Richest Man in Town by W. Randall Jones bills itself as containing the “inside secrets of America’s self-made millionaires.”
|"Born to Run," by Christopher McDougall|
Deborah Dunham called this book the "best book of the summer". It introduces readers to a unique group of Indians called "The Running People" and shows the narrator as he experiences the running which this remote group has perfected into an art form.
|"Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife - Exposed!" by Nava Atlas|
This book offers recipes. But not just any recipes, the secret kind… Success recipes for love, marriage, parenting, divorce, reconciliation — survival.
|"The Dangerous Passion," by David M. Buss Ph.D.|
This book explores the idea that we have to have jealousy in our human lives. This is unique from most views on jealousy since the general thought on the topic is that jealousy is a bad thing and we need to expunge it from our personalities.
|"The Challenge," by Jonathan Mahler|
A Progressive on the Prairie reviews a fascinating book about a United States Supreme Court case and the background and details behind it.
|"Brody - The Triumph and Tragedy of Wrestling's Rebel" by Larry Matysik and Barbara Goodish|
Eric Gargiulo presents an enthusiastic review of the life story of a famous wrestler.
|"The Element," by Ken Robinson Ph.D.|
According to a popular myth there is a calling for each one of us, something that we are so good at and love doing so much that it doesn't feel like work at all. Ken Robinson advocates for the existence of this perfect occupation. He calls it being in one's "element."
|"Winning Ugly," by Brad Gilbert|
Famous tennis player Brad Gilbert wrote "Winning Ugly" a few years back. It is filled with advice for recreational players on how to maximize your game and gain a winning advantage over your opponent by playing smarter.
|"Grow: A Novel in Verse" written by Juanita Havill|
Roberta Gibson presents a poetic middle grade book with "strong and realistic adult characters".
|"Starclimber," by Kenneth Oppel|
I was especially thrilled to see this excellent review of one of my favorite alternate reality fantasy series for young adults. Author Kenneth Oppel takes readers to a world where the skies are home to brave explorers and fantastic creatures.
|"Where the Mountain Meets the Moon," written and illustrated by Grace Lin|
Tanya Turek presents a detailed review with plenty of pictures of Grace Lin's delightful fairytale story.
|"Best Friends Forever," by Jennifer Weiner|
Shanyn had glowing words to say about Jennifer Weiner's novel:
"It's not every day you read a book with such complexity, emotion, and feeling".
|"The Shadow Lines," by Amitav Ghosh|
Surbhi Bhatia presents a detailed review of a book that "explores how communal riots flare up with conflicting identities."
|"Midnight Fugue," by Reginald Hill|
Kerrie S. says of this mystery by Reginald Hill: "About 50 pages from the end I thought I had it all sussed out. That was before Hill introduced the final element of the fugue."
|"Year of the Cock," by Alan Weider|
Jackie's excellent review includes a humorous anecdotal story about receiving the book in a box marked with the embarrassing label "Year of Cock".
|"The Poison that Fascinates," by Jennifer Clement|
Jim Murdoch says: "This book is a fable, a work dripping in symbolism. A fascinating read, multi-layered and with an ending to leave you wondering."
|"The Scarpetta Factor," by Patricia Cornwell|
Book of Randomness talks about how great the Kay Scarpetta series is: "The Patricia Corwell books are easy, entertaining, and action packed reads. I guarantee you will enjoy them."
|"Dark Mirror," by Barry Maitland|
A research student collapses and dies in the London Library, vomiting and going into seizures. It appears that the cause of death is arsenic poisoning. A fascinating murder mystery by a much under-rated Australian author.
|"Fountainhead," by Ayn Rand|
This 1943 novel is still attracting readers who enjoy its unique style of writing.
|"The Year of the Flood," by Margaret Atwood|
The Year of the Flood is a novel that manages to explore the consequences of how we live now--particularly how we've been treating the environment and our attitude towards the inevitable pandemics to come--by showing the effects on a group of characters that includes someone with whom every reader will be able to identify.
|"The Remains of the Day," by Kazuo Ishiguro|
The Remains of the Day is a first-person narrative of two journeys. We’re not exactly sure who the audience for this narrative is (us? an unseen character? just the narrator’s own thoughts?) and in what format it is supposed to exist (letter? diary? internal monologue?), but we do know who the narrator is.
|"Stranger Than Fiction," by Jim Murdoch|
Scottish author Jim Murdoch introduces his new novel 'Stranger than Fiction' in which the hero of his first novel is once again pitted against the personification of truth. So much was revealed to him in the first novel that you would think he had nothing more to worry about. Far from it.