Book Review: Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Title: Circus of Wonders Author: Elizabeth MacnealPublisher: PicadorPage Count: 384Publication Date: 2021Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Magical Realism, Historical, RomanceGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.81)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) 1866. In a coastal village in southern England, Nell picks violets for a living. Set apart by her community because of the birthmarks that speckle her skin, Nell’s world … Continue reading Book Review: Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Title: And Then There Were None Author: Agatha ChristiePublisher: St. Martin’s Press Page Count: 264Publication Date: 1939Category/Genre: Mystery, Classics, Crime, Thriller, SuspenseGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.27)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a little private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric … Continue reading Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Title: Mexican Gothic Author: Silvia Moreno-GarciaPublisher: Del Rey Page Count: 301Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, Historical, Cultural, GothicGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.69)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.0) After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, … Continue reading Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library #1) by A.J.Hackwith

Title: The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library #1)Author: A.J.HackwithPublisher: Ace BooksPage Count: 384Publication Date: 2019Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic RealismGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.85)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in … Continue reading Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library #1) by A.J.Hackwith

Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueAuthor: V.E. SchwabPublisher: Tor BooksPage Count: 444Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Historical Fiction, Magic RealismGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.24)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5) France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten … Continue reading Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones 

Title: The Only Good IndiansAuthor: Stephen Graham JonesPublisher: Gallery/Saga PressPage Count: 336Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Adult Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, American Indian, CulturalGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.74)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5) The creeping horror of Paul Tremblay meets Tommy Orange’s There There in a dark novel of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition … Continue reading Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones 

Book Review: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak 

Title: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldAuthor: Elif Shafak Publisher: VikingPage Count: 312Publication Date: 2019Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Family, Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Turkish Culture, WomenGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.09)My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5) ‘In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila’s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the … Continue reading Book Review: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak 

Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Title: The Secret HistoryAuthor: Donna TarttPublisher: VintagePage Count: 559Publication Date: 2004Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Family, Adult Fiction, Myster, Thriller, ContemporaryGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.11)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Book Review: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Title: Bridge of ClayAuthor: Markus ZusakPublisher: DoubleDayPage Count: 464Publication Date: 2018Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Family, Adult FictionGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.80)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with … Continue reading Book Review: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Title: Once Upon a RiverAuthor: Diane SetterfieldPublisher: Atria/Emily Bestler BooksPage Count: 464Publication Date: 2018Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Magic Realism, Mystery, Adult FictionGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.95)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while … Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield