5/5 Stairs - Part memoir, all true-crime, this is a story of empathy and the pursuit of justice. Billy Jensen's chasing darkness, and he takes the reader with him.
4/5 Stairs. If you like true crime, you will enjoy going on Ms. McNamara's quest for the Golden State Killer.
4/5 Stairs. The library fire is just one piece of this library's history. While it's an interesting event, it's the rest of the history and the people Ms. Orlean profiles that makes this book an enjoyable read for any book lover.
It's hard to pick just ten favorite books for the year, but I did it. Okay, okay. It's really ELEVEN books. But close enough.
5/5 Stairs. This story is heartbreaking. Funny. Sad. Honest. Endearing. Intense. Real. But most of all, full of love.