I’m coming home for Thanksgiving! Can you believe it? Hours and hours of plane travel paired with potentially a lack of water and an excess of reading material and turkey… both mildly concerning and exciting all at once. In excuse for this upcoming deluge of books and reviews, I didn’t read anything last week.
Pause for outrage and upset.
The overwhelming sense of guilt can only last so long though, right? In exchange for a “not-review” post this week, I’ve written a list of my newest books that are going transatlantic with me. Granted, the books are all Kindle format, so I won’t be over luggage weight limitations (Thank goodness for that!). Without further ado, here’s what you can find on my Kindle TBR!
Currently Reading: Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation By John Ferling
Jefferson and Hamilton is the story of the fierce struggle-both public and, ultimately, bitterly personal-between these two titans. It ended only with the death of Hamilton in a pistol duel, felled by Aaron Burr, Jefferson’s vice president. Their competing legacies, like the twin strands of DNA, continue to shape our country to this day. Their personalities, their passions, and their bold dreams for America leap from the page in this epic new work.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone… Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.
The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips
Teaching history at Trinity College is Claire Donovan’s dream come true until one of her colleagues is found dead. The only key to the professor’s unsolved murder is a seventeenth century diary kept by his last research subject, Hannah Devlin, physician to the king’s mistress. With help from Cambridge’s renowned libraries, Claire and historian Andrew Kent follow the clues Devlin left behind, uncovering secrets of London’s dark past and Cambridge’s equally murky present…
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
Zagreb Cowboy by Alen Mattich
Yugoslavia, 1991. The State is crumbling, and in the midst of the political chaos secret policeman Marko della Torre has been working both sides of the law — but somewhere along the way he’s crossed the line. When a corrupt cop called Strumbic helps three hired Bosnian thugs to hunt him down and kill him, della Torre makes a run for it through Croatia, Italy, and finally to London, where he’ll take Strumbic for all he’s worth.