Pignon Scorbion & The Barbershop Detectives | Rick Bleiweiss | Book Review

Pignon Scorbion is a detective by trade and has recently become the new chief police inspector in the English municipality of Haxford. He is looking for something that will give him some intellectual stimulation. At first, he thinks that the hamlet is a little sleepy. Yet before he knows it there are three cases inContinue reading “Pignon Scorbion & The Barbershop Detectives | Rick Bleiweiss | Book Review”

A Chrismas Legacy | Anne Perry | Book Review

A Christmas Legacy is the ninetieth book in Anna Perry’s Christmas Stories series. I have read a couple of them before so when I saw the new one available on Netgalley, I jumped on the opportunity to request it. I was intrigued by the premise and the promise of an endearing Christmas mystery. And itContinue reading “A Chrismas Legacy | Anne Perry | Book Review”

Not A Happy Family | Shari Lapena | Book Review

Not A Happy Family was one of my BOTM picks. If there is one thing BOTM is doing for me it’s expanding my reading tastes. This is the second murder mystery thrilled I have picked and for the most part I enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it enough to read it in one day.Continue reading “Not A Happy Family | Shari Lapena | Book Review”

The Fountains of Silence | Ruta Sepetys | Book Review

I love books that take me to a time in history that I do not know very much about. Ruta Sepetys has been the champion of that for me with her beautiful writing and compelling stories. She does this again in The Fountains of Silence by taking me on a journey through post-war Spain andContinue reading “The Fountains of Silence | Ruta Sepetys | Book Review”

Imposter Syndrome | Kathy Wang | Book Review

Impostor Syndrome by Kathy Wang was one of my recent Book of the Month picks. The synopsis of was so intriguing! It follows a young Russian woman who has been recruited to become a spy for a governmental intelligence agency, and infiltrate a thriving tech company in Silicon Valley. Like I said, very intriguing right?Continue reading “Imposter Syndrome | Kathy Wang | Book Review”

A New York Christmas | Anne Perry | Audiobook Review

WHY DID I LISTEN TO A NEW YORK CHRISTMAS BY ANNE PERRY? A New York Christmas is a book that has been on my TBR in 2014 as an ARC. I think it has just been a case of too many books not enough time. When I found the audiobook on Libby, I immediately borrowedContinue reading “A New York Christmas | Anne Perry | Audiobook Review”

The Maidens | Alex Michaelides | Book Review

The Maidens is the book that I chose for my Book of the Month in June. Anyone who knows me would have been surprised by this choice. Murder? Mystery? Greek mythology? Not my usual choice of reading material. Yet something was drawing me to this book and I’m so glad I listened. “The Maidens” areContinue reading “The Maidens | Alex Michaelides | Book Review”

The Walls Around Us | Nova Ren Suma | Book Review

I had originally read The Walls Around Us prior to its release in 2015. Unfortunately, I never wrote a review for Netgalley. So, here I am in 2021 re-reading it and remembering exactly what excited me the first time around and what still confuses me. This book is a serious mind bender! From the veryContinue reading “The Walls Around Us | Nova Ren Suma | Book Review”

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