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Day 1158: Mrs. Engels

Lately, I’ve realized that the novels I enjoy most have a strong narrative voice or sense of character. Mrs. Engels, the debut novel of Irish writer Gavin McCrea, is one of these. 264 more words


What I've Been Reading: November 2017

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. 1,710 more words

Book Review


In true (absolutely never) earlybird fashion, I came in at 53 as at last week, so I’m quitting whilst I’m ahead. The majority of this year’s list has been borrowed or recommended via Twitter and as consequently, I am finding it more and more difficult to start a book without it receiving endorsement from someone else. 1,502 more words

The Crooked Path

The Crooked Path
By Irma Joubert

From the bestselling author of The Girl From the Train, comes another compelling coming of age story of delayed love, loss, and reconciliation in WWII-era South Africa. 698 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted each week by The Broke and the Bookish!

This weeks topic is top 10 books of 2017! I couldn’t pick just 10 but these were my favorite reads from this year!


Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Books of 2017!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish and this week the theme is our favorite books of 2017. I had a hard time with this one until I removed all my rereads from consideration. 178 more words