• 5 stars Practical Magic
    Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

    A beautiful story of sisterhood, motherhood, and love with hints of the magic that binds them all together.

  • 4 stars A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
    A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

    Well-written memoir of James Comey's work life, with lessons on what makes great leaders

  • 4 stars The Handmaid's Tale
    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

    This was on my list to read even before the Hulu series, and well worth the read.

  • 5 stars Incredibles 2
    Incredibles 2 by Brad Bird

    A really great sequel to one of my favorite Pixar movies.

  • 3 stars Solo
    Solo by Ron Howard

    Still better than the original prequels, but it took itself a bit too seriously at times.

  • 5 stars The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
    The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss

    A fun remix of classic literary characters and strong female characters solving mysteries

  • 5 stars Super Mario Odyssey
    Super Mario Odyssey by Nintendo

    I wasn't sure what to make of it from the trailers, but this was one of my favorite 3D Mario games yet.

  • 3 stars Triggers
    Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith & Mark Reiter

    Some practical advice and some fluff about making behavioral changes. Not bad overall compared to similar books.

  • 5 stars Avengers: Infinity War
    Avengers: Infinity War by Anthony & Joe Russo

    This movie was WAY better than it should have been with the number of characters in it. Sucks you in and keeps going.

  • 4 stars Golf Story
    Golf Story by Sidebar Games

    This funny, irreverent RPG-like golf game with SNES-style graphics was a lot of fun.

  • 2 stars Justice League
    Justice League by Zack Snyder

    I really do not understand why DC continues to trust their characters with Zack Snyder. Not a good movie.

  • 4 stars The Circle
    The Circle by Dave Eggers

    An insightful look at technology and its impact on the modern world, wrapped in a chilling story.

  • 5 stars Black Panther
    Black Panther by Ryan Coogler

    Marvel movies feel like they are continuously getting better overall, and this was no exception.

  • 5 stars Wonderland
    Wonderland by Steven Johnson

    A fascinating dive into how the toys and tools we make for pleasure fuel progress and social change

  • 5 stars Coco
    Coco by Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina

    Pixar was firing on all cylinders for this movie. Beautiful, inspiring, emotional.

  • 4 stars Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle by Jake Kasdan

    Way more entertaining than it had a right to be. Very different from the original, but so much fun.

  • 3 stars Children of the Fleet
    Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card

    Not the same caliber as Ender’s Game by a long shot, but an entertaining return to Battle (now Fleet) School.

  • 4 stars Shrinkage
    Shrinkage by Bryan Bishop

    A heartfelt, funny story on surviving cancer sprinkled with unexpected lessons for life.

  • 4 stars Stiletto
    Stiletto by Daniel O'Malley

    I enjoyed this sequel a little more than the original.

  • 4 stars Runaways
    Runaways by Stephanie Savage & Josh Schwartz

    I thought this was a pretty great adaptation of the comic. Great cast, great story.

  • 4 stars Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Rian Johnson

    While the pacing and story were a bit odd at times, Rian Johnson opened up a new world of possibilities in Star Wars.

  • 3 stars Press Start to Play
    Press Start to Play by Various Authors

    A fun collection of short stories, in some way related to games and gaming. Some were great, some just okay.

  • 5 stars Stranger Things (Season 2)
    Stranger Things (Season 2) by Matt & Ross Duffer

    I wasn't sure how the Duffer brothers would follow up on the first season, but they delivered in spades!

  • 5 stars Stardew Valley
    Stardew Valley by Eric Barone

    I love everything about this beautifully rich, meditative game about farming and small towns.

  • 4 stars The Magician King
    The Magician King by Lev Grossman

    This sequel to The Magicians was great, with well-paced twists that kept me turning the page.

  • 5 stars The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by Nintendo

    I regret that my rating system has but 5 stars to give for a game this amazing.

  • 4 stars Artemis
    Artemis by Andy Weir

    Not quite as good as The Martian, but a thoroughly enjoyable second book.

  • 5 stars Thor: Ragnarok
    Thor: Ragnarok by Taika Waititi

    I loved the spectacle of this movie. Everything felt bigger, from the sets and story to the action and humor.

  • 3 stars The House
    The House by Andrew Jay Cohen

    A great cast, an okay plot, and some over-the-top shenanigans. Worth renting for a cheap laugh.

  • 5 stars Baby Driver
    Baby Driver by Edgar Wright

    Though different from Wright's other movies, I loved the unique story, amazing music, and awesome action.

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