Good books I read in March

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Keywords: historical fiction, Russia, 1922-1954, the Metrepol Hotel, friends that are also family it's hard to tell, beautiful First line: At half past six on the twenty-first of June 1922, when Count Alexander Illyich Rostov was escorted through the gates of the Kremlin onto Red Square, it was… Continue reading Good books I read in March

So many mini-reviews

Out of the following 12 books, 6 are historical fiction, 5 are non-fiction ( 1 collection of essays, 2 memoirs, 1 true-crime/narrative non-fiction, 1 psychology), and 1 contemporary romance. Where is the fantasy and contemporary YA and middle-grade? Weird. The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson Keywords: historical fiction, 1947 London,… Continue reading So many mini-reviews

Good books I read in 2018

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen Keywords: contemporary YA, weddings, funny, sad, sweetFirst sentence: Well, this was a first.Last sentence: And this time, I’d say yes. Once and For All would be shelved as "fluffy contemporary," but that doesn't get across what I want to say about it. What I want to say is… Continue reading Good books I read in 2018

The next five books I think I will be reading

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett (Founders #1) A general idea of what it's about: fantasy, a thief, a heist, magical technology Why I want to read it: Robert Jackson Bennett's other books, The Divine Cities, is on my short list of series that I've finished. They're also on my list of favorite fantasy books and favorite books… Continue reading The next five books I think I will be reading

June mini-reviews

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hannf First line: Gentlemen: Your ad in the Saturday Review of Literature says that you specialize in out-of-print books. Last line: Nevertheless, we will try to write when we can if you would like this, and look forward to hearing from you. Yours truly, Shelia Keywords: letters, used English bookstore, writer in New… Continue reading June mini-reviews

Good books I read in 2017

If you've read my past mini-reviews on all the good books I read each month, these books will look suspiciously familiar. That's because I copied and pasted the best of the best from those posts, dumped them in here, and released this into the world. Well, there was also a little editing involved because even… Continue reading Good books I read in 2017