The Secret History of Us by Jesse Kirby on August 2017 Genres: Young Adult Pages: 288 Format: Physical Book Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Gorgeously written and emotionally charged, The Secret History of Us explores the difficult journey of a teenage girl who must piece her life together after losing her memory in a near-fatal accident. When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a car accident that almost took her life, she can’t remember the details about how she got there. She figures the fog is just a symptom of being in a week-long coma, but as...Read More
The Devil & Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession by David Grann Published by Random House Audio, Vintage on January 2011 Genres: Non-Fiction Pages: 352 Format: Audiobook Source: Bought Buy on Amazon Goodreads Acclaimed New Yorker writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller The Lost City of Z, David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism. Whether he’s reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or riding in a cyclone- tossed skiff with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession and that piece together true and unforgettable mysteries. Each of the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world and, like Into Thin Air and The Orchid Thief, pivots around the gravitational pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world’s foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City’s water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann’s hypnotic accounts display the power—and often the willful perversity—of the human spirit. Compulsively readable, The...Read More
One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin on June 2014 Genres: Adult Fiction Pages: 320 Format: ebook Source: Bought Buy on Amazon Goodreads ‘Is there really such a thing as a perfect proposal? Over the next hundred days I intend to find out. I will find one hundred ways to propose to our Chief Proposer Suzie McKenzie and post the results here for your enjoyment. One thing’s for sure, not one of my proposals will be on top of the Eiffel Tower with a dozen red roses.’ Best friends Suzie and Harry are partners in romance. That is, they run...Read More
Another box! Another box! I love getting mail! This one was My Book Box. I signed up and got…. This very useful MyBookBox bag, this cute green cold drink tumbler and two books! The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen Flynn Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf I had already read The Jane Austen Project (for the blog.) Review here. I loved it so I was really excited to get a finished copy. I haven’t read Not A Sound but it looks good! I like this box a lot for its simplicity. The books were the main draw (getting 2!) and I like the bag and tumbler. They’re very cute and I can use both! Most of all, I like the price. It’s not too expensive and it’s more showcased on the books themselves. Looking forward to the next box! I can’t wait to see what I get...Read More
The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault Published by Soho Teen on June 2017 Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Pages: 240 Format: Physical Book Source: Bought Buy on Amazon Goodreads Marnie Wells knows that she creeps people out. It’s not really her fault; her brother is always in trouble, and her grandmother, who’s been their guardian since Mom took off is…eccentric. So no one even bats an eye when Marnie finds an old book about reading tea leaves and starts telling fortunes. The ceremony and symbols are weirdly soothing, but she knows—and hopes everyone else does too—that none of it’s real....Read More
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