Month In Review

A look back at September…

September was a mixed month for reading. Participating in the month long Becca's #BookoplAthon gave me a big reading boost at times of the month, but life got a bit crazy which made focus more of a challenge. I had to bump a couple books over to my October TBR as I expected I would,… Continue reading A look back at September…

Book Review

GHOSTS OF HARVARD by Francesca Serritella

Rating: 4.5 / 5 The #SaturdayBookstaClub buddy read that I help to host on Bookstagram decided to head back to school for September, so for the second half of the month we headed to university in GHOSTS OF HARVARD by Francesca Serritella. This isn't one I knew a lot about before it was selected, so… Continue reading GHOSTS OF HARVARD by Francesca Serritella

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LITTLE DEADLY SECRETS by Pamela Crane

I received a complimentary copy of LITTLE DEADLY SECRETS by Pamela Crane from William Morrow Books. Rating: 4 / 5 LITTLE DEADLY SECRETS follows three friends, Mackenzie, Robin and Lily, the best of friends for years and intricately involved in each other's lives. The book opens with a murder as a wife stands over the… Continue reading LITTLE DEADLY SECRETS by Pamela Crane

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THE FORGOTTEN GIRL by David Bell

Rating: 3 / 5 After reading and enjoying SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER by David Bell, I picked up a few more of his books. I picked up THE FORGOTTEN GIRL as part of the prompt to read a pair of books with title in direct opposition. In this case I picked two books based on knowing and… Continue reading THE FORGOTTEN GIRL by David Bell

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NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell

Rating: 4 / 5 NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell was the September pick for the #classicsbuddyread on Bookstagram. Elizabeth Gaskell was not a known author to me prior to this book being selected for the buddy read, so I went into it pretty blind. I knew this one tended to be a hit with… Continue reading NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell

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THE BOY IN THE FIELD by Margo Livesey

I received a complimentary copy of THE BOY IN THE FIELD by Margot Livesey from Harper Books for an honest review. THE BOY IN THE FIELD begins in 1999 with three siblings, Matthew, Zoe and Duncan Lang, on their way home. While walking through the titular field they come upon a bloody boy laying unconscious,… Continue reading THE BOY IN THE FIELD by Margo Livesey

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DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)

Rating: 4.5 / 5 When I pulled the reading prompt to pick a book set in a rural area, a friend suggested DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones). I didn't know much about this one past the fact that it had won a Nobel Prize… Continue reading DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)

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PENANCE by Kanae Minato

Rating: 4 / 5 I read and loved CONFESSIONS by Kanae Minato on audio last month, so I picked up the author's PENANCE (translated by Philip Gabriel) on audio for Women in Translation Month in August. CONFESSIONS was dark and twisty, so I was hopeful to get more of the same with this one. PENANCE… Continue reading PENANCE by Kanae Minato