Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Kleonard

Kleonard

Joined June 2016

Prof KL~literature/classics nerd.
reading now icon
Recursion by Blake Crouch
review
Kleonard
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss | Rajeev Balasubramanyam
Pickpick

Somehow I fell in love with Professor Chandrasekha--Chandra to most, Charles to his ex-wife, the NOT winner of the Nobel Prize in economics (thus denying him the privilege of being the fifteenth member at his university to claim this title) and charming, fussy, prickly, often confused nearly 70-year old academic who suddenly finds himself forced into taking a sabbatical after an an accident and health scare. I was sad when the book was over.

DGRachel My local indie recommended this to me. I‘m really looking forward to it! 3d
Kleonard @DGRachel I adored it (obviously). I hope you enjoy it as well! 3d
41 likes2 comments
review
Kleonard
Pickpick

So first off I had to learn what the heck hyperbaric oxygen therapy is as it's a big plot point in the book. When an HBOT experience takes a dramatic turn that takes two lives, an investigation ensues. When the focus turns to the mother of one of the victims and a series of thing she has said and done become damning *evidence* against her. Great book!

review
Kleonard
The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
post image
Pickpick

Thank you for the ARC, Minotaur Books! A bit slow at first, but overall a twisty, intimate thriller.

42 likes1 stack add
review
Kleonard
Dear Mrs. Bird | A J Pearce
post image
Pickpick

I found this one delightful and quite moving at times.

blurb
Kleonard
Recursion | Blake Crouch
post image

Pricel101 Lucky!! Can‘t wait to read this! 2w
Kleonard I was lucky to meet the author this weekend. I love his books! 2w
52 likes4 stack adds3 comments
review
Kleonard
Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
post image
Pickpick

I enjoyed this one. Thank you for the arc, #stmartinspress. #tysiaf #thingsyousavebook #katherinecenter

65 likes2 stack adds
review
Kleonard
post image
Mehso-so

I enjoyed the first half of this book much more than the second half. 😐

review
Kleonard
Normal People | Sally Rooney
Pickpick

Connell is popular and good-looking. Marianne is perceived as being odd, intellectual, and possesses the kind of beauty and fashion choices that will be appreciated more when she is older. You'd not be wrong if you think I described a modern day/Irish version of 'Pretty in Pink' but this novel is a bit more reminiscent of Jane Austen's work and it's probably not a coincidence she is one of Connell's favorites. I enjoyed it a great deal.

Suet624 A five star read for me. 1mo
46 likes2 stack adds1 comment
review
Kleonard
The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
post image
Pickpick

Re-reading this book is such a pleasure. I love Neil Gaiman.

Ericalambbrown I am never ready for that book to end when I read it. 1mo
Kleonard @Ericalambbrown —Same here! I want to know what happened to Bod, Silas, et al. 1mo
Ericalambbrown @Kleonard me, too! 💕 1mo
51 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
Kleonard

I'm not sure what interested me about this book, but I've always loved the look of the monster from Creature from the Black Lagoon. Now I'm realizing Milicent Patrick, born Mildred Rossi, and the creator of this look was robbed of credit for her work apparently due a jealous colleague (Bud Westmore, Universival). I found a few parts of Rossi's/Patrick's early life a tad dry, but her story is one that should be known.

thebluestocking I was just listening to a Literary Disco podcast episode with the author! 2mo
Ncostell I‘m listening to this audiobook now and am finding it to be fascinating. 2mo
Kleonard @thebluestocking —Oh! Thank you for mentioning the podcast. I hope to see the author‘s this summer when she comes to Denver. 2mo
Kleonard @Ncostell I—I loved it as an audiobook as well! 2mo
41 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Kleonard
The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
post image

Squee! I love receiving ARCs. 😁

54 likes1 stack add
review
Kleonard
Run Away | Harlan Coben
post image
Pickpick

A stand alone mystery/thriller from Harlan Coben. I have devoured his books for years now. This one reliably puts readers through the paces with a few twists that are hard to see coming.

Jennick2004 Wow my TBR is growing quickly as I scroll today!! 2mo
riversong153 I 💜💜 him. I have this on hold at the library! Can‘t wait!! 2mo
Eggs 💗 Coben 2mo
66 likes2 stack adds3 comments
review
Kleonard
Circe | Madeline Miller
post image
Pickpick

As a long term mythology nerd and professor of Homeric epics, I bow to Madeline Miller and her ability to tell countless tales of mythology through the lens of Circe.

bedandabook An astonishing feat, isn‘t it? I recently read Song of Achilles too and was equally enthralled. I knew nothing about mythology before I started them but she made it seem simple yet entrancing. 2mo
Kleonard @bedandabook I loved Song of Achilles! Those are the two books of hers I‘ve read so far. Now I need to read her others! 2mo
tpixie Love her books! ♥️🥳📚 2mo
See All 7 Comments
LibrarianJen I‘ve been in a book slump ever since I finished Song of Achilles 2 months ago. I immediately went and reread the Iliad for the thousandth time and I can‘t wait for my Circe hold to come in. I should probably just buy it. 2mo
Kleonard @LibrarianJen —you should! It‘s worth a second reading. 2mo
Kleonard @tpixie—I need to read the ones I have missed! 2mo
tpixie @Kleonard yes! 2mo
96 likes4 stack adds7 comments
review
Kleonard
My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
post image
Pickpick

This book—oh em gee! What a fun, nasty thriller!

Djspens Might have to move this one up my TBR! It sounds so fun! 2mo
Kleonard @Djspens tell me you did! You won‘t regret it. 😉 2mo
66 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Kleonard
post image
Pickpick

Wonderful novel about two women from different eras and different countries who are drawn to the same piano.

58 likes2 stack adds
blurb
Kleonard
The Lost Night | Andrea Bartz
post image

Almost finished!

kamoorephoto I loved this book!!! 3mo
Kleonard I'm glad to hear it! I think I have guessed the who if not the why. 3mo
47 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Kleonard
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

The mother/daughter relationship was my favorite part of this novel.

64 likes1 stack add
review
Kleonard
On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
post image
Pickpick

I had a few quibbles (far too many pop culture references at times that don't age well), but this is a worthy followup to ‘The Hate U Give‘~

56 likes1 stack add
review
Kleonard
Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
post image
Pickpick

Ultimately I liked it and there was one twist I didn‘t see coming. One big complaint: I would have loved a lot less telling --”Daisy was gorgeous; Daisy never wore a bra” yada and more overall action.

review
Kleonard
Golden State | Ben Winters
post image
Mehso-so

At some point I found myself frequently checking how much longer I had left to read with this one. I was intrigued at first but at the halfway point I began to lose interest. So many twists at the end. Too many for this reader.

blurb
Kleonard
Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
post image

Just started!

49 likes3 stack adds
blurb
Kleonard
Golden State | Ben Winters
post image

Enjoying this one quite a bit! (Thank you for the recommendation, Sherri.)

41 likes3 stack adds
review
Kleonard
post image
Pickpick

Beautifully written saga about what happens to one extended family when the parents go to jail. Read it!

49 likes2 stack adds
review
Kleonard
post image
Pickpick

Sweet, funny fish out of water story about black Canadian teen Norris‘s awkward relocation to Austin. Norris‘s observations are priceless.

LibrarianJen I just picked this up the other day! I‘m trying to get through a few other books first but I did read the first couple chapters and Norris already has me cracking up! 4mo
Kleonard Yay! I adored his friend Liam too. 4mo
49 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Kleonard
Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
Pickpick

Compelling, often frightening novel. Sylvie is a great strong protagonist.

blurb
Kleonard
The Dreamers | Karen Walker
post image

I‘m enjoying this one so far! Anyone else like this novel?

53 likes1 stack add
review
Kleonard
Freefall: A Novel | Jessica Barry
post image
Pickpick

Perfect vacation book, but perhaps not if you‘re in a small chartered plane flying over the Rockies!😉

Reagan-reads Sweet review. Stacked. 4mo
Kleonard Short chapters and alternating narrators—I couldn‘t stop until I finished!😉 4mo
50 likes5 stack adds2 comments
review
Kleonard
Pickpick

Six different stories set in a body modification obsessed future—this one is thought-provoking though a few of the stories were far less engaging than others.

42 likes3 stack adds
review
Kleonard
post image
Pickpick

Joann Chaney is fast becoming a favorite! Creepy, great payoff. 😉

56 likes2 stack adds
review
Kleonard
The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
post image
Pickpick

Still gutted. 😢❤️#yale

Jess I hear you. I could live with characters forever. 5mo
54 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Kleonard
American Gods | Asama Davran
post image
Pickpick

I‘ve always loved this book and Neil Gaiman in general. My husband and daughter saw him speak in Denver and surprised me on Christmas with an autographed copy of American Gods. 😍

DebinHawaii Great gift! 😍🎁 6mo
76 likes1 comment
review
Kleonard
A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
Pickpick

Nasty, biting gem of a novel.

TheNerdyProfessor I have this one on my shelf! I loved The Heart's Invisible Furies. Can't wait to read this! 6mo
9999 I have an audible credit and I am considering this one. Do you think I am better off getting it on kindle? I read (on kindle) The Heart's Invisible Furies and loved it. 6mo
Kleonard THIF is still my favorite of novel of his, but this one‘s almost more Talented Mr. Ridley in scope. 6mo
See All 6 Comments
Kleonard @sskk I read it on my Kindle, but the Audible version has multiple narrators including Richard E. Grant! Going to request it via Libby as well. 😉 6mo
9999 @Kleonard thanks! Will get it in audible! I am so excited. 6mo
9999 @Kleonard My library did not have it at all. Not even on overdrive. I don't think libby is an option either. 6mo
41 likes6 comments
review
Kleonard
Beastie Boys Book | Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
post image
Pickpick

Everything about this book made me happy!

dariazeoli Agreed! It was a great book! 6mo
Kleonard The pictures! ❤️ 6mo
40 likes2 comments
review
Kleonard
What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
Mehso-so

Loved the authors‘ previous books, but this collaboration was kind of meh. I will say I loved the support characters.

blurb
Kleonard
The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
post image

Pretty good so far!

43 likes1 stack add
review
Kleonard
An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
post image
Pickpick

So much crazy fun!

Bklover I can‘t wait for this one! 7mo
Kleonard It was a lot of fun! I didn‘t get a lot correct with my predictions. 😂 7mo
51 likes2 comments
review
Kleonard
Pickpick

I need to read more Seanan McGuire.

review
Kleonard
Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
Pickpick

Enjoyable weekend reading.

review
Kleonard
The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
post image
Pickpick

Beautiful, heart-breaking story chronicling thirty years of the AIDS crisis and its impact on several characters.

JSW An amazing book. 7mo
57 likes2 stack adds1 comment
review
Kleonard
Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
post image
Pickpick

I‘m a wee bit jealous my husband and daughter got to hear NG read from this amazing book. ❤️

52 likes1 stack add
review
Kleonard
Spoonbenders: A novel | Daryl Gregory
post image
Pickpick

Loved this one! A family of dysfunctional magicians and a narrative spanning four decades?! I‘m all in. ❤️

45 likes4 stack adds
blurb
Kleonard
A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
post image

44 likes1 stack add
review
Kleonard
post image
Pickpick

A wonderful book about the time the small city of Gander in Canada and their residents opened their homes for displaced travelers largely from the US who were unable to land or return home due to 9-11. Our neighbors to the north continually offer refuge.

Christine Haha, love that pic!! 7mo
Jas16 I just started this on audio. 7mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 7mo
60 likes3 comments
blurb
Kleonard
An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
post image

I must finish TODAY.

Reecaspieces Is it good? I have a copy...just wondering 7mo
laurenlovesliterature This is on my TBR list too!! 7mo
Kleonard @Reecaspieces —yes! Crazy/Fun! 7mo
Reecaspieces @Kleonard 👏👏👏 7mo
54 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Kleonard
What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
post image

Kind of cut my sweet daughter out of the picture, but we adored seeing these authors at the Tattered Cover in Denver recently. 🌈😍💕

52 likes1 stack add
review
Kleonard
post image
Pickpick

Loved it-funny, satirical, observant portrait of higher education machinations.

35 likes1 stack add
review
Kleonard
post image
Pickpick

Found my very old copy of this one. I so loved this story!

InLibrisVeritas One of my favorite childhood books! I desperately wanted to be locked in a museum after this 😅 10mo
53 likes3 stack adds2 comments
review
Kleonard
post image
Pickpick

I want more Obama-Biden mystery-solving fan fiction!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk How can I give this more likes? I MUST GIVE THIS MORE LIKES!!! 10mo
ephemeralwaltz I need this in my life 😂😂 10mo
53 likes4 stack adds2 comments
review
Kleonard
Give Me Your Hand | Megan E Abbott
post image
Pickpick

I swear every Megan Abbott book simply f@cks with my mind!

TrishB I only just read my first and was a bit meh.... 11mo
Kleonard @TrishB —which one? Dare Me? 11mo
54 likes2 comments
blurb
Kleonard
post image

Just got started reading this one thanks to @chuckstar158 😉

mrozzz Same. 😞 11mo
65 likes2 stack adds1 comment