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The Lie Tree
really liked it
As several other reviewers have mentioned, I also found the beginning to move slowly, almost slow enough to abandon the book. I might have if a fellow ...more
Apr 16, 2017
Mar 17, 2017
And Then There Were None
it was amazing
And Then There Were None is an excellent introduction to a reader who hasn't encountered Agatha Christie before. Many of her novels are locked room my ...more
Apr 12, 2016
Mar 23, 2016
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
it was amazing
Do not read Nothing Daunted if you prefer to armchair travel. Dorothy Wickenden's account of her aunt's travels into the West in 1916 with her best fr ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)
liked it
I feel like there is a certain type of British humor found with certain authors. I came across it with Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Found it again ...more
Apr 14, 2016
Mar 23, 2016
Love Warrior
it was amazing
Love Warrior is a brutally honest book. Glennon Doyle Melton takes us through her early years and meeting her husband Craig, how she became an alcohol ...more
Jan 22, 2017
Sep 29, 2016
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
liked it
I was recently invited to join a book club and the book already chosen was a memoir – Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I don’t read a lot of memoirs as I tend ...more
Jun 2014
Jun 26, 2014
Station Eleven
it was amazing
'Station Eleven' is one of the most lyrical post-apocalyptic novels I’ve read. This might be due to the central theme of the book – Because survival i ...more
Jan 26, 2015
Jan 20, 2015
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8)
it was amazing
It is a bold move to open an eighth book in a series cold – an intricate series with many characters and multiple time lines, no less. Written In My O ...more
Jun 25, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
it was amazing
It begins with a statement of intent.

The first annoying thing is when I ask Dad what he thinks happened to Mom, he always says, “What’s most important
Nov 21, 2014
Nov 20, 2014
It Happened One Doomsday (Dru Jasper, #1)
really liked it
The story begins with our heroine Dru Jasper in her occult shop that sells supplies to dabblers and legit sorcerers alike. Her speciality is crystal w ...more
Apr 09, 2017
Jul 12, 2016
The Vanishing Year
liked it
**spoiler alert** I don't usually worry about having the hide a review because of spoilers but the one thing I want to say about this is a huge spoile ...more
Nov 02, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
Buried in a Book (Novel Idea, #1)
really liked it
I enjoy cozy mysteries with a literary bent generally. Some of them don't grab me - not so with Buried in a Book. I finished it in a single afternoon. ...more
Mar 08, 2015
Mar 08, 2015
The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language
really liked it
In The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language, Natalie Goldberg expands on her writing concepts first presented in Writing Down the Bon ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Nov 21, 2014
The Thin Man
really liked it
Nick Charles is a former detective who gave up the game when he married Nora, a wealthy socialite whose inherited business allows them a lifestyle of ...more
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 20, 2015
The Twelfth Enchantment
liked it
I was not as enchanted with The Twelfth Enchantment as I expected. David Liss captures the tone and sensibility of an Austen novel and the protagonist ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
Assault & Beret (Hat Shop Mystery, #5)
liked it
I was having a rough day and wanted to disappear into a book after work. Enter a cozy mystery! I borrowed the most recent installment in the Hat Shop ...more
Jan 31, 2017
Feb 01, 2017
The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin, #25)
liked it
I listened to the first Agatha Raisin mystery – Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (1992) – while away at a weeklong training about trauma. Each ni ...more
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 11, 2015
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
liked it
I enjoyed the combination of stories in The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a coming of age tale, a love story and a mystery. The overarching theme of ...more
Mar 08, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
really liked it
I don’t think this book would be considered a memoir, which we know is a tricky genre for me. I’d say it’s more a series of humorous essays and that w ...more
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1)
really liked it
Set in the Jane Austen era and written generally in that style, Shades of Milk and Honey follows Jane Ellsworth as she struggles to accept that she wi ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
Why Not Me?
really liked it
I recommend listening to the audiobook. There's something about Mindy Kaling's inflections that brought her writing to life. I don't usually listen to ...more
Apr 12, 2016
Dec 22, 2015
Copy Cap Murder (Hat Shop Mystery #4)
liked it
Guy Fawkes masks are terrifying and what better way to hide a dead body than to cover his face and set him up to be the effigy burned on the British h ...more
Jan 26, 2017
Jan 25, 2017
A Year in Provence
really liked it
I had first read "A Year in Provence" a decade ago, a random selection from a friend’s bookshelf. I was charmed by the tale and was charmed this time ...more
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
liked it
I am always intrigued by a ghost story because I want to see how the author will handle the supernatural. What are the rules of being a ghost? What ca ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
really liked it
So, the summary from Goodreads basically tells a distilled version of Hunger, a short story from Susan Hill. This Kindle Single was recommended to me ...more
Jan 02, 2015
Jan 02, 2015
A Bollywood Affair (Bollywood)
really liked it
I asked a reviewer on twitter for some contemporary romance novels and A Bollywood Affair was at the top of her list. I can see why. Sonali Dev create ...more
Apr 13, 2016
Mar 25, 2016
Jackaby (Jackaby, #1)
liked it
The premise of Jackaby caught my eye and the engaging characters and swift plot kept the pages turning. Abigail Rook is a fascinating narrator, a youn ...more
Oct 11, 2015
Sep 23, 2015
The Call of the Farm
liked it
I have trouble with memoirs. I have yet to fully put my finger on it. I know I dislike the ‘dropping out of life’ stories because, to me, that would b ...more
Dec 23, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
The Other Typist
liked it
Rose works as a typist at a police precinct in Prohibition era New York City. She transcribes the interviews and confessions obtained by the detective ...more
Feb 07, 2015
Jan 29, 2015
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
liked it
After hearing Max Brooks on the Nerdist podcast, I was interested in listening to the audiobook of his novel World War Z. He mentioned getting a varie ...more
Oct 27, 2016
Oct 03, 2016
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