Book Review: The Yid by Paul Goldberg

Title: The Yid Author: Paul Goldberg Genre: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Russia, Jewish, Novel, Literature, Contemporary Publisher: Picador Published: February 2, 2016 Page Amount: 321 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Moscow, February 1953. A week before Stalin’s death, his final pogrom, “one that would forever rid the Motherland of the vermin,” is in full swing. Three government goons arrive in the…

Three Books of the Week

In case it hasn’t sunk in yet, I’ve been an absolute menace lately when it comes to getting my reading in. It’s probably the weather, or sudden abundance of friends – but as I pointed out last week – I have not been *ahem* up to my normal reading standards. I have been trying to…

Book Review: The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

Title: The Teleportation Accident Author: Ned Beauman Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Contemporary, Humor, Literary Fiction Publisher: Sceptre Published: July 19, 2012 Page Amount: 357 pages Blurb From Goodreads: When you haven’t had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing that is happening to anyone anywhere. If you’re living in…

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (#1) Author: Ransom Riggs Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Paranormal, Mystery, Horror, Historical Fiction, Supernatural, Time Travel Publisher: Quirk Published: June 7, 2011 Page Amount: 352 pages Blurb From Goodreads: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a…

Book Review: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

Title: Deathless Author: Catherynne Valente Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Mythology, Fairy Tales, Russia, Romance, Adult, Retelling Publisher: Tor Books Published: March 29, 2011 Page Amount: 352 pages Blurb From Goodreads:Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed…

Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Title: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Author: Milan Kundera, Michael Heim (Translator) Genre: Classics, Philosophy, Romance, Literary Fiction, 20th Century, Czech Literature, Historical Fiction, Contemporary Publisher: Harper Perennial Published: October 27, 2009 (Original: November 1984) Page Amount: 320 pages Blurb From Goodreads: In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman…

Book Review: Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone

Title: Above Us Only Sky Author: Michele Young-Stone Genre: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy. Magical Realism, Adult, Historical, Literary Fiction, Supernatural Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: March 3, 2015 Page Amount: 256 pages Blurb From Goodreads: On March 29, 1973, Prudence Eleanor Vilkas was born with a pair of wings molded to her back. Considered a birth defect, her…

Book Review: Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover by Sarah MacLean

Title: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover Author: Sarah MacLeavn Genre: Romance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Regency, Adult, Fiction, British Literature Publisher: Avon Published: November 25, 2014 Page Amount: 384 pages Blurb From Goodreads: She is the most powerful woman in Britain, A queen of the London Underworld … But no one can ever know. He is…

Book Review: Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Title: Mycroft Holmes Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adult, Retellings, Thriller, Adventure, Crime Publisher: Titan Books Published: October 6, 2015 Page Amount: 336 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name​ ​for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. Yet…

Book Review: Unnatural History by Jonathan Green

Title: Unnatural History (Pax Britannia #1) Author: Jonathan Green Genre: Steampunk, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Victoriana Publisher: Abaddon Books Published: April 17, 2007 Page Amount: 320 pages Blurb From Goodreads: In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire’s rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th…

Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Title: Rebecca Author: Daphne du Maurier Genre: Classics, Mystery, Gothic, Suspense, Literature, Thriller, Historical Fiction Publisher: (Republished by Little, Brown and Company) Published: 1938 (Republished December 17, 2013) Page Amount: 393 pages Blurb From Goodreads: The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his…

Book Review: Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen

  Title: Playing with Fire Author: Tess Gerritsen Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Music Publisher: Ballantine Books Published: October 27, 2015 Page Amount: 250 pages Blurb From Goodreads:A beautiful violinist is haunted by a very old piece of music she finds in a strange antique shop in Rome. The first time Julia Ansdell picks up…