Rating: 4/5 Genre: Mystery, thriller Summary (From Goodreads) The “trial of the century” in 1950’s Glasgow is over. Peter Manuel has been found guilty of a string of murders and is waiting to die by hanging. But every good crime story has a beginning. Manuel’s starts with the murder of William Watt’s family. Looking no further that… Continue reading Book Review: “The Long Drop” by Denise Mina
Rating: 4.5/5 Genre: Fiction, fantasy Pub Date: September 2017 I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Summary: (From Dundurn): A wicked fairy tale of witchcraft, bullying, revenge, and a mysterious bowler hat. Includes Ron’s own whimsical illustrations. Deryn Hedlight was not having a very good day and it was about to get… Continue reading Book Review: “Deer Life” by Ron Sexsmith
The topic for this week is Top Ten Best Books I’ve Read So Far. I’ve read 21 books so far this year towards my goal of 50 (yikes!), and those are the books that I’m choosing from for this post, no matter the genre or pub date! As usual, this weekly meme is courtesy of… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read So Far
Rating: 4/5 Genre: Historical fiction, mystery Themes: War, adoption, family Summary: (From Goodreads): Sunday September 3rd 1939. At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war with Germany, a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs’ flat to await her return. Dr. Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie:… Continue reading Book Review: “In This Grave Hour” by Jacqueline Winspear
The topic for this week is Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start but Haven’t. As usual, this weekly meme is courtesy of the amazing blog, The Broke and the Bookish so make sure to check out their own Top Ten Tuesday list!
The topic for this week is a “father freebie,” as I like to call it. So my chosen focus is Top Ten Favourite Dads in Literature. As usual, this weekly meme is courtesy of the amazing blog, The Broke and the Bookish so make sure to check out their own Top Ten Tuesday list!
Rating: 5/5 Genre: Fiction, dystopian. Themes: Power, language, control