Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner

Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository | Amazon Reason(s) for Reading: My family on my mother’s side has Jewish blood and anything that has to do with Jerusalem, Bethlehem or pre-world war Jews in book form fascinates me. Summary from Goodreads: The poignant, colorful, and unforgettable story of a young […]

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Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon

Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository | Amazon Reason(s) for Reading: The eyes on the cover.  They begged me to. And they promised mystery. Summary from Goodreads: On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. […]

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A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz

A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository | Amazon Reason(s) for Reading: Jane Austen with a paper-doll cut-out cover. I was hooked by the title and the pretty picture. Summary from Goodreads: Former Yale professor William Deresiewicz has been reading, teaching, and writing about Jane Austen for decades; now, […]

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon Reason for Reading: I’ve heard lots of buzz about this book and wanted to check it out. I also recommend: Stardust by Neil Gaiman Summary from GoodReads: The story revolves around Kvothe, an enigmatic red-haired innkeeper who, as he […]

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The Secret Life of Josephine by Carolly Erickson

The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleons Bird of Paradise by arolly Erickson Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon Reason for Reading: Beautiful cover, and I know next to nothing about Josephine. I also recommend: Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran Summary from GoodReads: The bestselling author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette and The Last Wife […]

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Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt

Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon Reason for Reading: I’m into quirky, British-y books lately and this one looked interesting. I also recommend: The Tower, The Zoo and The Tortoise by Julia Stuart Summary from GoodReads: July 1964. Chartwell House, Kent: Winston Churchill wakes at dawn. There’s a dark, […]

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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of WWII by Mitchell Zuckoff Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository | Amazon Reason(s) for Reading: I was interested in this book because my brother-in-law likes reading WWII stories, so I thought it might interest him as well. Summary from […]

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