Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Title: Salt to the SeaAuthor: Ruta SepetysPublisher: Philomel BooksPage Count: 391Publication Date: 2016Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, WWII, Romance, War, Young AdultGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.35)My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) While the Titanic and Lusitania are both well-documented disasters, the single greatest tragedy in maritime history is the little-known January 30, 1945 sinking in the Baltic Sea … Continue reading Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

August 2020 Reading Challenge: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Title:  A Long Petal of the Sea Author: Isabel Allende Publisher: Ballantine Books Page Count: 336 Publication Date: 2020 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Cultural, Hispanic, War, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.08) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of … Continue reading August 2020 Reading Challenge: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Title: Little Bee Author: Chris Cleave Publisher: Simon & Schuster Page Count: 275 Publication Date: 2010 Category/Genre: Fiction, Cultural, Africa, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.71) From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent … Continue reading Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Book Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

 Title:  Exit West Author: Mohsin Hamid Publisher: Riverhead Page Count: 231 Publication Date: 2017 Category/Genre: Fiction, Magic Realism Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.82) Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4) In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair and … Continue reading Book Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid