November 2020 Reading Challenge: The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Title:  The Romanovs: 1613-1918Author: Simon Sebag MontefiorePublisher: W&NPage Count: 657Publication Date: 2016Category/Genre: History, Non-Fiction, Cultural, Russia, PoliticsGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.95)My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest … Continue reading November 2020 Reading Challenge: The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Book Review: The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep by Guy Leschziner

Title:  The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep Author: Guy LeschzinerPublisher: St. Martin’s PressPage Count: 368Publication Date: 2019Category/Genre: Non Fiction, Science, Mental Health, Health, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Case StudyGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.98)My Rating: ★★★★☆(3.8) For Dr. Guy Leschziner’s patients, there is no rest for the weary in mind and body. … Continue reading Book Review: The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep by Guy Leschziner

Book Review: The Institute by Stephen King

Title: The InstituteAuthor: Stephen KingPublisher: ScribnerPage Count: 561Publication Date: 2019Category/Genre: Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, ParanormalGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.20)My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two … Continue reading Book Review: The Institute by Stephen King

Book Review: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind

Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Author: Patrick SüskindPublisher: PenguinPage Count: 263Publication Date: 2010Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, European LiteratureGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.02)My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift: an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he … Continue reading Book Review: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind