Category: Book Recommendations

The Greenglass House by Kate Milford

The Greenglass House by Kate Milford

I first heard about The Greenglass House on the What Should I Read Next podcast and was enchanted by Anne Bogel’s brief synopsis. Shortly after her podcast, it was included Anne’s roundup of books to cozy up with this winter and she described it as a wink and a nod to The Phantom Tollbooth, which …

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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

We’re only a few weeks into 2018, but I think A Gentleman in Moscow is a contender for my favorite book of the year! In a lot of ways, this felt like an adult version of Eloise and a more approachable War and Peace. I’m not an experienced Russian novel reader, but I would have easily …

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Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

I was surprised by how quickly I finished Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong. Because it was written in a stream of consciousness with short vignettes, I wasn’t sure if I was going to stick with it. I’d recently started a book that was written in the same style and had to bail. But this was …

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The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

I devoured The Witches of New York from the beginning until the end. You all know how much I love a good witchy story and this delivered! Rich in atmosphere and witch lore, this book is not to be missed by those who wish that magic was real. In the 1880s, Adelaide and Eleanor run …

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I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

Thank you to Netgalley and Doubleday Books for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own. This book is scheduled to be published in March and can be preordered HERE. I remember watching a TV show about the Romanovs when I was a very little girl. It had to be before 1992, because I vividly …

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The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

The Women in the Castle is yet another WWII book! This one was set in Germany and its central characters were members of the German resistance, which I’ve read nothing about. Marianne von Lingenfels’ husband is one of the leaders of the resistance and Marianne is assigned The Commander of the Wives and Children. When …

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La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust #1) by Philip Pullman

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust #1) by Philip Pullman

I was so excited when the publication of La Belle Sauvage was announced earlier this year that I did something that I hardly every do: I preordered it. I adored Pullman’s His Dark Materials series and when I found out that he was writing another series that would be a prequel to Lyra’s adventures, I …

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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

The Book of Life was the final installment of the All Souls Trilogy, which follows Diana and Matthew back to present day to finally put their hands on that dang Ashmole book. They travel the world – they spend time in Diana’s ancestral home in the States, they visit England, and stay in Paris. They …

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network is a WWII novel that takes place in France, which is my favorite time period and location, so this one was bound to be a winner for me. But please bear with me – I am playing catch up with my posts, so they won’t be as detailed as some of my …

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Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Astonish Me was a different sort of book for me, but I ended up thoroughly enjoying it! We follow Joan, an aspiring ballet dancer turned teacher, from the 70s through a post 9/11 world. Jacob fell in love with Joan when they were children, but Joan’s true love was ballet. She met Arslan, a remarkable Russian …

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