In 1643 England Rebecca West I hoping for a little bit more than the dreary boredom of life in a small town deplete from War. But then the so-called witch finder General comes to town and she winds up in the middle of a nightmare.
By: Ellen Alpstein
I enjoyed the (not really) historical drama The Great earlier this year so when I was offered a chance to read Tsarina as part of a blog tour I was like sign me up! Especially seeing as how the book is about the first Empress Catherine and Peter the Great.
Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for the e-arc of the book. It didn’t change by opinion of the book in anyway.
The Silence of Bones
By: June Hur
So for some reason I had it in my head the MC could talk to dead people or read there bones. Yeah don’t know where that came from. It’s not the case but it’s still a first rate mystery and great overall read.
Even without the talking to dead people part.
The Book of Longings
By: Sue Monk Kidd
Possibly controversial opinion: marrying Jesus is a snooze and was a big obstacle in my enjoyment of this book.
Directed By: Tom Harper
So The Aeronauts is about a ballooning trip to study weather in 1862 London that goes horribly wrong. I decided to give this a go because it looked pretty and sounded interesting but I have to tell you the minute it was obvious Amelia was taking the dog with her I started Googling spoilers.
Who cares about these two what happens to the dog?
Only I found a more interesting story.
Things in Jars
By: Jess Kidd
When going over what did and didn’t work for me about Things in Jars I hit upon something I don’t think I’ve ever said before… this should have been two books.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
By: Kim Michele Richardson
I received an ARC of this one from Netgalley but it’s long since out and I am just catching up. I think I’d best describe this as a slice of life about a Pack Horse Librarian in 1930’s era Kentucky Mountains.
So it’s not the easiest of lives nor is her mission to deliver books to her patrons deep in the exceedingly poor mountain areas.
Also, she’s blue.
The Iron King
By: Maurice Druon
Being in the mood (well a week ago anyway) I jumped at the chance to read The Iron King. George R.R. Martin himself called it “the original Game of Thrones,” plus it’s the start of a series based on the 100 Years War.
And it was translated from French so I can pat myself on the back for reading another translated book 🙂 Priorities right?
The Night Tiger
By: Yangsze Choo
See this is one of those books that make me realize I could never be a book character because if I came into possession of a severed human finger I would toss it and run screaming not be like oh, mysterious! Let’s go digging!
Especially when you find out the last person that had it is dead. But that’s just me!
Stalking Jack the Ripper
By: Kerri Maniscalco
I did something with this series that I really never do. Seeing as how I was most interested in the Houdini one (the most recent) I splurged and brought all 3 released books. I had heard good things and what the heck?
So naturally this book annoyed the hell out of me!