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Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

This won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985 and was available as an ebook while I was waiting for some holds to come in.

Published: 1984

Genre: fiction

Length: 291 pages

Setting: London, England, 1980s

Summary: Short version: Two professors have affairs when traveling Continue reading

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My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I needed a book to read and saw this in the new book section of the library. I’ve heard it mentioned on the Modern Mrs. Darcy’s podcast and decided to give it a try.

Published: 2017 in Nigeria, 2018 in the U.S.

Genre: fiction

Length: 223 pages

Setting: Lagos, Nigeria, present day

Summary: Short version: The relationship of two sisters in Lagos Continue reading

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Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

I picked up this book because of the title and the picture of a bunch of bare feet in the sand. When I read the book, it was winter and I figured some light beach reading would be just the ticket.

Published: 2007

Genre: fiction

Length: 403 pages

Setting: mostly Nantucket, present day

Summary: Short version: Vicki, Brenda, and Melanie decide to get away from their lives in Nantucket Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This is our book club choice for the month of January. I’ve read it before, but it’s been a few years so I read it again. I was also in the play with my kids (I was the narrator while Miss Adventure was Scout and Mr. Curiosity was Jem).

Published: 1960

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 376 pages

Setting: Maycomb, Alabama, 1930s

Summary: Short version: Growing up in the 30s in the South Continue reading

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Meet the Austins by Madeleine L’Engle

Mr. Curiosity was looking for some books with strong character development without a romantic storyline. I thought this book might fit the bill and decided to reread it myself.

Published: 1960

Genre: middle grade fiction

Length: 223 pages

Setting: Connecticut, late 1950s

Summary: Short version: Maggie comes to live with the Austins Continue reading

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The Never List by Koethi Zan

I was looking for an X, Y, or Z author to finish up my Author Reading the Alphabet Challenge. I picked this one because it looked like a thriller.

Published: 2013

Genre: sexual thriller

Length: 303 pages

Setting: NYC and Portland, Oregon, 2010s

Font: Sabon LT Std and Cresci LP

Summary: Short version: Sarah revisits the memories and locations of her horrific kidnapping Continue reading

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Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

I had heard good things about this book and decided to read it to the kids. It’s set in the winter, so it made it appropriate to read this late in the year.

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of magic

Length: 370 pages

Setting: mostly the Winterhouse hotel, in a northern climate, present day

Summary: Short version: Who can find The Book and decode the secret message first? Continue reading

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