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The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

I heard this book mentioned on What Should I read Next and immediately put it on my TBR since it’s my favorite subgenre – books about books.

Published: 2016

Genre: fiction

Length: 384 pages

Setting: Birmingham, England and Kirrinfief, Scotland

Summary: Short version: Nina starts a mobile bookshop in a village in Scotland

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Dear Bob and Sue by Matt and Karen Smith

This book was recommended to me on postcrossing because of my interest in national parks.

Published: 2012

Genre: nonfiction travel memoir

Length: 313 pages

Setting: various locations around the U.S., 2010-2012

Summary: Short version: As the text on the cover says: One couple’s journey through the national parks Continue reading

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I desperately needed a book at the airport. We were flying to New Orleans and I had left my Kindle at home accidentally. There was no way I was going to make it that long without a book. Off to the airport bookstore I went. I picked up this book because I had heard The Modern Mrs. Darcy talk about it. I needed to pick something I wouldn’t be disappointed in since it was all I would have for a few hours. Luckily, I made a good choice.

Published: 2017

Genre: fiction

Length: 390 pages

Setting: Glasgow, Scotland, in the last decade

Font: Sabon LT Std and Bulmer

Summary: Short version: Eleanor’s life improves when she becomes friends with Raymond Continue reading

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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

This is Kingsolver’s newest book that I finally got around to because it gave me a U title. Since there were quite a few in the library system, I recommended it as this November’s book club choice.

Published: 2018

Genre: fiction

Length: 461 pages

Setting: Vineland, New Jersey, present day and 1880s

Summary: Short version: The story of two families, separated in time, trying to survive personal catastrophes Continue reading

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The Boy Who Was Mistaken for a Fairy King by H.L. Fullerton

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher in return for my honest review. It comes from Annorlunda Press, who specializes in entertaining books that make you think. The book was published today.

Published: today! 2019

Genre: fantasy novella

Length: 122 pages

Setting: the Catskills, NY, present day

Summary: Short version: Carl seems to be usurping the erlking’s role, which leads to consequences Continue reading

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This is the first book in a series the kids have read and Miss Adventure has been trying to get me to read. I finally got around to it because I was looking for something a bit lighter to read.

Published: 2012

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 387 pages

Setting: New Beijing, about 100 years in the future

Summary: Short version: Prince Kai has to deal with a plague while avoiding marriage to the Lunar Queen Continue reading


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Zoo Day by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the last story in that collection, and the only new story in the collection.

Published: 2018 in Brief Cases

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 58 pages

Setting: Chicago, after the events of Changes

Summary: Short version: A trip to the zoo from the viewpoint of Dresden, Maggie, and Mouse Continue reading

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