Lean Reviews

A review site for conservative, libertarian, center-right readers. We'll tell you what's good, what's bad, what's so-so, and what you'll like even if you have to stumble past liberal tropes to get to a good story

Inspirational Romance: The Farmer Next Door

by Libby Sternberg The romance genre includes a wide variety of love stories from sweet to sizzling. At the sweet end of the spectrum is the “inspirational romance”—stories that include … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Thriller: Backfire

By: Amy Lutz Backfire is the most recent addition to Catherine Coulter’s series of FBI thrillers about the exploits of married FBI  agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. In this novel, … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Movies: Goodbye, Lenin and The Best Years of Our Lives

by Libby Sternberg The weekend is coming, the weekend is coming! Time for some quick reviews of movies to rent/stream/buy so you can stay out of the heat and in … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Historical Fiction: Year of Wonders

by Libby Sternberg Geraldine Brooks’s Year of Wonders (2002), a bestselling historical novel of a plague-ridden 17th century village, has been praised for its “rigorous regard for period detail” and “elegant … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nonfiction: In the Garden of Beasts

by Libby Sternberg Friends and family will be shocked to learn that I read Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts (2011) in hardcover. I own a Kindle, you see, … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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