Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Hello, readers! How is your February going? Mine has been flying by! I have been more social this month and have been doing a little less reading. Nevertheless, I couldn’t let another week go by without a new post. So without further ado, here’s my top fiction recommendation for the month of February Our Souls […]

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Reading Snapshots: November Fiction

Here’s a look at the fiction I’ve finished lately! Book Five in the Wilderness Series Format: Audiobook Recommended to fans of Outlander, the Wilderness series is a sweeping historical romance and multigenerational family saga that begins in 1792 and carries on for decades after. The fourth book, Queen of Swords, opens in 1814 and is […]

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Series Starters: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

This YA fantasy series is out of this world! A delightful combination of clever fairytale retellings, The Lunar Chronicles features strong female characters, action, adventure, and romance—all with a campy ‘gangs-all-here’ vibe. Did I mention the elusive Asian hero? And the banter is so much fun! Marissa Meyer delivers in every book of this completed […]

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Reading Snapshots: September 2016

Wow, September flew by! It’s been three weeks since my last post, but the truth is . . . I’ve been busy reading! BOOKS READ IN SEPTEMBER: 13 New Releases: 4              Backlist TBR Books: 6                 Surprise Finds: 3 Format    Galleys: 2          Audio: 4              Ebook: 3            Print: 4              Graphic Novel: 1 Other Details:    Fiction: 11         Nonfiction: […]

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You Must Read This! The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee

Riveting, brutal, and deeply powerful, The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee is the story of two families—one Lakota, one white—and the tragedy that links them. This book is a masterpiece with a plot that’s as winding as Agee’s lyrical sentences. The story begins with two murders. The first victim is Star, a Lakota woman […]

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New Release: Between Two Fires by Mark Noce

I found this historical novel—which will especially appeal to fans of Arthurian legends—both accessible and captivating. I couldn’t put it down! A medieval Anglo-Saxon tale set in the late 500s, this is the story of a young Welsh princess born into a cruel world of scheming kings. Branwen is an only child, so the fate […]

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Reading Snapshot: July 2016

July was a great month for reading—partly because it was too hot to do anything else! I participated in the #24in48 readathon weekend, so I finished a lot more books than usual. I didn’t get close to 24 hours of reading done in 48 hours, but it was time well spent. I read 14 books […]

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A Revolutionary Read (see what I did there?)

In honor of Independence Day, I’d like to recommend a great Revolutionary War read: The Traitor’s Wife by Allison Pataki. Historical fiction is my favorite genre so I’ve read quite a bit of it over the years – and this is TOP SHELF stuff. Seriously, don’t miss it! Publisher’s Description: A riveting historical novel about […]

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Civil War Stories From Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin’s Refiner’s Fire is one of my all-time favorite historical fiction series. It’s been years since I’ve read it, but I still have a clear memory of vivid characters, sweeping narratives, and truly moving stories. It’s a trilogy of three independent stories set during the Civil War, each told from different perspectives–Southern, Northern, and slave: Candle […]

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Things Titanic…and The House of Velvet and Glass

I am a COMPLETE sucker for all things Titanic. I’ve had a fascination/borderline obsession with Titanic ever since I read the Dear America book Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady in the fourth grade. It’s the classic tale of a middle-class girl, hired on as a maid by a first class passenger . . […]

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