Thirty Girls by Susan Minot

Thirty GirlsWe all know that 2016 has been one hell of a year, and ┬áreading Thirty Girls by Susan Minot will do nothing to make you feel better about it. As the title suggests, Thirty Girls is about a group of girls abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army from their boarding school in Uganda. Not happy or uplifting stuff. Continue reading

Circling The Sun by Paula McLain

Circling The Sun by Paula McLainSo many people are going to pick up Circling The Sun by Paula McLain because they read and liked The Paris Wife by her. That’s fine, but there are so many more reasons why you should pick it up. Continue reading

A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn

spear-0f-summer-grassI debated about even writing a review of A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn. That was the literary snob in me talking. Then I reconsidered; book blogs are a place to celebrating books and writing of all sorts, not just the lofty, and I really enjoyed A Spear of Summer Grass in spite of myself. Continue reading