Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Devil's Cub

Devil's Cub (Alastair, #2)Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Completely over-the-top, even for Heyer. But this had me laughing out loud and happily entertained.

Longitude

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His TimeLongitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I knew a basic sketch about John Harrison from studying him with my kids, but this wowed me from start to finish.

Where She Went

Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)Where She Went by Gayle Forman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Perfect beach read. Read it in one day, the same as If I Stay.


The Island at the Center of the World

The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped AmericaThe Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was recommended to me by a fantastic NYC walking tour guide and for good reason. It's a time and place in history that Americans often skip over, but it actually influences our lives everyday. It's fascinating that so much of it has only come to light in the last few decades.

Six of Crows

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Really slow-going at the beginning, but action packed at the end. Hated that more wasn't resolved, but I don't think I will pick up future installments of this series.

The Enchanted April

The Enchanted AprilThe Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A lovely, gentle, humorous character-driven novel. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this one. (I'm off to watch the movie on Netflix.)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Gifts of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You AreThe Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I rarely read this type of book, but this came at a good time for me. She has some great suggestions for ways to tweak day-to-day life to live more wholeheartedly and authentically.

Out of the Storm

Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope #0.5)Out of the Storm by Jody Hedlund
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sweet historical romance novella.

Beautiful Affliction

Beautiful AfflictionBeautiful Affliction by Lene Fogelberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved the poetic and lyrical style of this memoir written by a woman born with a congenital heart defect that went undiagnosed for 30 years. Incredible story.

The Grand Sophy

The Grand SophyThe Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Re-read this one by accident. Still thought it was darling!