A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan Tis the season of the witch, is it not?  It seems witches have been a common theme in many of the books I’ve read this month, but since I like to choose my books based on the season, I suppose it’s not all too surprising.  I find... Continue Reading →

The Witch’s Daughter

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston This is the third book in a row with ‘Daughter’ in the title!!  It seems my book choices do that. I often find commonalities between books I’m reading, even though the books come to me in different ways.  Sometimes it’s something obvious like the title, other times it’s a... Continue Reading →

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton I love a story told in two distinct timelines.  In The Clockmaker’s Daughter, you have the current story of Elodie and the historical story of what happened at Birchwood Manor in 1862.   The Premise:  Elodie finds an old satchel containing a portrait of a woman and a sketchbook.  As... Continue Reading →

Heretic’s Daughter

The Heretic’s Daughter  by Kathleen Kent Superstition… Salem Witch Trials… Perfect October read. The Premise:  Sarah’s mother is very knowledgeable in the use of herbs.  She is often sought out to help in difficult births. The family members of the sick come to her for advice.  She is an esteemed member of the community...until she... Continue Reading →

The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo This is not a book I would have typically chosen, although I definitely would have picked it up and admired the beautiful cover! This book came to me as the September pick for the book discussion group at my local library.  Set in Malaysia in the 1930’s, it is... Continue Reading →

The Gifted School

The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger “Wise and addictive...a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class.”  -The New York Times Oh the drama… Four families, all vying to get their children enrolled in a new school for the gifted.  What could go wrong? It may not come as a surprise... Continue Reading →

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch by Donna TarttA long and heavy read, which I need as a little break from all the light summer reads I’ve been enjoying. This one weighs in with 775 pages.  The premise - Described as a coming of age story, we meet Theo at the age of 13, in the middle of a tragic... Continue Reading →

The Flatshare

The Flatshare  by Beth O'LearyA light book to bring balance to a heavier book I’m also reading.  The premise:  Its a cute story of two people who have never met, deciding to share a flat.  Leon, lives in a 1 bedroom flat. He is helping his brother out of a bit of a mess and could... Continue Reading →

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb This book was on my summer TBR and it did not disappoint.  Maybe You Should Talk To Someone is non-fiction that reads like fiction. It had me chuckling out loud one minute and wiping tears from my eyes in another.  If you haven’t picked up on... Continue Reading →

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