Friday, October 28, 2016

Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith, 371 pages

I'd read about this book in another book and it mentioned that it had been banned in Boston in the 40s. A look at the South after WWI, the oftentimes tense relationship between whites and blacks, and dealing with other people's expectations. I can see why it was considered shocking at the time, because of the questions it raised about equality and race relations. I found myself shocked at the book at times, it was hard to believe the mind set in the time period of my mom's birth. All in all, a read I'm very glad I picked up.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley, 326 pages

These Flavia de Luce books keep tearing my heart out. I want to bundle her up and take her home with me, to comfort and love.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Betty and Veronica Double Digest No. 98, 225 pages

Having read a ton of Archies over the last couple of decades, I'll come across stories that they've recycled with new art, but they're still funny.

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan, 332 pages

This was a fantastic book set in England and Scotland, serving as a love story for reading. Everytime I picked up this book, I was happy within a paragraph. Even at the end, I was sad for the book being done, but happy at how it ended. I'm almost afraid to read anything else by this author for fear it won't measure up, but I'll give it a go.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Anderson, 109 pages

One of the top 5 comic collections I've read. Hilarious, I really want to buy one for my college-age daughter. She is my new goddess!

Who Buries the Dead by C.S. Harris, 338 pages

Another page turning mystery featuring Sebastian St. Cyr. With the next book I'm all caught up and will have to wait for the new one to be written, boo hoo.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

British Manor Murder by Leslie Meier, 250 pages

I'm guessing the author has ran out of holidays, so she's moving onto different themes for the murders, lol. I'm a lot more like Lucy Stone than I want to admit at times, aside from the tendency to stumble across dead bodies.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Death On a Silver Tray by Rosemary Stevens, 277 pages

A fantastic first entry in a historical murder mystery series featuring the oh-so-dashingly-dressed Beau Brummell. Very well done, full of historical cant and details. I longed to enjoy it with a cream tea while wearing an Empire gown.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning, 267 pages

A fantastic read about books being sent to soldiers during WWII. Fascinating subject, great writing, and I really learned a lot about the time. I even found some new (old) titles to give a try. I really want to start collecting old copies of Army Service Edition books now.

All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris, 229 pages

FINALLY, a new Aurora Teagarden mystery. After at least 10 years of sadness, we have a new one. I think this and the Shakespeare series have been my favorites of Charlaine Harris. This was fun, intriguing and I loved getting to revisit old characters. I just really hope we don't have to wait another decade for more.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Science Fair by Dave Barry, 394 pages

A book club book that I wouldn't have picked up on my own. I have to say I prefer Dave Barry's essays.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Belgravia by Julian Fellowes, 402 pages

A fantastic historical read set in England in 1841. Filled with wonderful detailed descriptions and interesting characters.

Monday, October 3, 2016