Author Interview: Brad Taylor

Here at Midtown Review, we love watching an author’s career take off… and that is just what has happened with Brad Taylor.  When he visited last year for the an interview about his debut novel ONE ROUGH MAN, I knew he was going to be big.  And I was right… ONE ROUGH MAN, the first in the Pike Logan [...]

By |2013-12-12T01:50:32+00:00January 27th, 2012|Books, Podcast|0 Comments

Author Interview: Joshilyn Jackson

Guess what happens tomorrow?  No?  Okay let me help you... Joshilyn Jackson's new book A GROWN UP KIND OF PRETTY hits bookstore shelves - and if you pre-ordered then maybe your mailbox too! Joshilyn is one of our favorite authors here at Midtown Review, and I for one, can't wait to start reading this one.  Here's the description of [...]

By |2013-12-12T01:50:23+00:00January 19th, 2012|Books, Podcast|1 Comment

Book Review: The Marriage Plot

Regular Contributor Shannon Ross is back today with her take on the THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Euginedes. I’m pretty sure I’m the one who loaned her MIDDLESEX, so I’m taking credit for her wanting to read more of an author I introduced her to! This fall I was excited to learn of Jeffrey Eugenides’ most recent novel, The [...]

By |2012-01-16T10:28:05+00:00January 16th, 2012|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

New Year Literary Resolutions?

Regular Contributor Denise Neary is back and is encouraging you to follow your literary dreams this year.  I would add that there are plenty of pros and cons to self-publishing and plenty of ways to go about getting it done.  Educate yourself before making any publishing decision, and be sure you know where your money is going and what [...]

By |2012-01-03T19:25:23+00:00January 3rd, 2012|Books|0 Comments


Regular Contributor Shannon Ross is back with a review of THE WAKE OF FORGIVENESS by Bruce Machart.  I would’ve probably judged this one by its cover, so I’m glad we have Shannon to dig a little deeper! Need a post holiday book escape? Bruce Machart’s The Wake of Forgiveness tells the story of the Skala family and provides a fascinating glimpse [...]

By |2011-12-26T11:12:02+00:00December 26th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Audio Book Review: REAMDE by Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is one of those authors that I have been meaning to read for years.  When I had my Indy bookstore we stocked his books and I was always intrigued but somehow never got around to it.  Perhaps it was the size of the weighty tomes  (I’ve been waiting for an excuse to say “weighty tomes” for some [...]

By |2011-12-12T10:58:27+00:00December 12th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

A Book Lovers Dream Week in DC

Regular Contributor Denise Neary is back with a look at a book-filled week in our nation's capital. It is always a good week to be a book lover in Washington, DC, but hard to top last week. Monday, the Smithsonian honored July Blume with the John P. McGovern Award for her work promoting the understanding of the American family. She was [...]

By |2011-12-09T09:50:57+00:00December 9th, 2011|Books, Buzz, News|0 Comments

Top 5 Gift Books for Him

Do you have a guy on your list that is just impossible to shop for?  Well, not anymore.  Here are Midtown Review's top 5 gift books for the men on your list this season:    Concerned about the obvious stereotyping in this list?  Me too. So for those who have broken the mold, I offer this...  

By |2011-12-06T10:14:17+00:00December 6th, 2011|Books, Lists|0 Comments


Congrats to Connor Shearer of Mishawaka, IN who won a signed copy of Amy Waldman's THE SUBMISSION in our most recent #FreeBookFriday giveaway! This week we're giving away a hardcover copy of V IS FOR VENGEANCE by Sue Grafton (who we got to interview last week for our podcast!).  If you're a fan of the Kinsey Milhone series, you'll [...]

By |2011-12-02T17:27:19+00:00December 2nd, 2011|Books, Buzz|0 Comments

Dana’s Book Club Update

January is all about author Karen White.  I know, I know, it's only December 1st and we're already talking about January.  Well, that's because we're giving our members (and followers) a month off to enjoy the holidays, but then we're back strong in January with Karen White's latest book - THE STRANGERS ON MONTAGUE STREET.  The book is the [...]

By |2011-12-01T11:28:36+00:00December 1st, 2011|Books, Dana's Book Club|2 Comments