The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

“Do you know the best feeling in the world? … It's reading a book, loving every second of it, then turning to the front and discovering that the writer wrote fourteen zillion others. Abbi Waxman created a knockout romance. It’s funny, adorable, and relatable. The main character Nina Hill is an introvert who can’t quite… Continue reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

This Stonewall Book Award winning novel by Mackenzi Lee is part of a trilogy featuring the stubborn Montague siblings. This is the first book in the series and it takes place during an “educational” jaunt around Europe. Lee infuses heart, humor, and adventure into this orginal historical fiction and fantasy story. There is a plot… Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Let’s start off by saying that this is a non-fiction book about how the Oxford English Dictionary was created. It is fascinating as far as I’m concerned (a friend of mine and my sister also agree.) It was such a grand undertaking and I for one appreciate the dedication of the people who helped create… Continue reading The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

I DEVOURED this book in one day. This non-fiction book is so over the top that it almost seems improbable. The combination of mystery, ornithology, biology, and obsession is just wonderful. To protect them from Hitler’s bombers, the curators secreted Wallace’s and Darwin’s bird skins in unmarked lorries to manors and mansions throughout the English… Continue reading The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Books I Enjoyed In 2019

I realized that at the end of 2018 I wrote a list of books that I recommended (but didn't blog about) but that I hadn't written one for 2019, so here is that list. NF stands for non-fiction. 1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles- not sure why I didn't blog about this book… Continue reading Books I Enjoyed In 2019