Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

This is my first book of the year and the first book that fits under 1 of the 12 categories I chose as a goal for this year. My introduction will be the category I chose and a short overview of the book. Mystery. A sleepy English town is not so sleepy anymore (murder). An… Continue reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Thurber Prize for American Humor- Me Talk Pretty One Day

Award Who: named after James Thurber who wrote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; he was a “humorist, cartoonist, author, playwright, and journalist.”What: contributions to humor writing When: since 1997; awardee annually since 2004Prize: $5,000 and a plaque Other winners: https://www.thurberhouse.org/thurber-prize-winners-and-finalists Book David Sedaris is hilarious! I’ve known who he is for a long time… Continue reading The Thurber Prize for American Humor- Me Talk Pretty One Day

Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

Award Other names for the prize: Orange Prize for Fiction, Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Who: Established for women because they were underrepresented in major literary awardsWhat: awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in EnglishWhen: 1996-present Prize: 30,000 pounds (about $40,000)… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

"Would you like the detailed answer, or the simple answer?" asks Ibrahim."The simple answer, please, Ibrahim," says Elizabeth without any hesitation. Ibrahim pauses. Perhaps he had phrased his question poorly? "But I had prepared a detailed answer Elizabeth." If you want a hilarious murder mystery this will be for you! I found myself laughing out… Continue reading The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman