Foreword Reviews

  1. Book Reviews
  2. Book Reviewers
  3. Susan Waggoner

Susan Waggoner, Book Reviewer

Book Review

JuJu

by Susan Waggoner

"JuJu" is a harrowing and hopeful novel, and Pettigrew’s writing is diamond sharp. A neighborhood in Buffalo endures the 1980s crack epidemic in Tamario Pettigrew’s "JuJu", a compelling young adult novel with adult interest. Teenage... Read More

Book Review

Ferocious Fall

by Susan Waggoner

"Ferocious Fall" is a wholesome and informational middle grade story that brings to life childhood in the 1950s. C. A. Hartnell’s middle grade novel "Ferocious Fall" follows best friends Pete and Carol Ann through seasonal adventures... Read More

Book Review

Change Your World

by Susan Waggoner

With clinical expertise, "Change Your World" opines on the failure of self-help methods that focus on individual motivation and calls for fostering resilience instead. Michael Ungar’s "Change Your World" argues that resilience is key... Read More

Book Review

Perfect City

by Susan Waggoner

Embracing cities as permanent, desirable features, "Perfect City" turns a potentially dry urban survey into a heady, thought-provoking tour of eight distinctive cities. Joe Berridge’s "Perfect City" ruminates on the purpose, delights,... Read More

Book Review

Augmented Mind

by Susan Waggoner

"Augmented Mind" is a realistic and exciting look at the future of digital technology. Alex Bates’s "Augmented Mind" is an encouraging and realistic look at the potential future of AI. The premise of this short, sound, and fascinating... Read More

Book Review

Book Collecting Now

by Susan Waggoner

Matthew Budman’s "Book Collecting Now" is both an enthusiastic, clear-eyed look at book collecting in the digital age and an info-rich primer for those who want to begin, expand, or refocus their collections. Despite predictions, print... Read More

Book Review

Plastic

by Susan Waggoner

Plastic is an unputdownable dark comedy, full of strong commentary on the times and sparkling LA scenes. Frank Strausser’s novel, "Plastic", is a delicious, caustic comedy of manners with a dose of suspense that keeps its pages... Read More

Book Review

Islands on the Fringe

by Susan Waggoner

Islands of the Fringe is a wonderful account of a trip across the Pacific and a few seasons of island life. S. Jacques Stratton’s memoir, "Islands on the Fringe", is a bursting-with-life account of living on a tiny Pacific island... Read More

Load More