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August Book Haul

August Book Haul

It’s time once again for my monthly book haul post! All blurbs are from Goodreads. Clicking on the title will take you to Amazon, where you can purchase the book if you wish. (The last book is only available from the author.) These are not affiliate links. This month I only chose one book from Book of the Month. And it was finally a book I think I might actually read sooner rather than later. The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne…

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July Book Haul

July Book Haul

All blurbs are from Goodreads. I picked two books from Book of the Month this month. The Child by Fiona Barton (2017). I’m not much into suspense novels, but this one sounds pretty intriguing. “As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. Journalist Kate Waters cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building…

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June Book Haul

June Book Haul

All book blurbs are from Goodreads. This month I selected two books from the Book of the Month club. Chemistry by Weike Wang (2017). I’m not quite sure what drew me to this one, but I guess I’ll find out when I read it.     Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris (2017). Ok, I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know who David Sedaris is. All I know about him is he’s supposedly very funny. I was drawn…

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May Book Haul

May Book Haul

All book blurbs are from Goodreads. This month I only ordered one book from Book of the Month. Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood (2017). Don’t be freaked out by the title! It’s totally not what you think. This is a memoir in which the author chronicles life with her married priest father. “Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met—a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates ‘like…

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April Book Haul

April Book Haul

All quoted blurbs are from Goodreads. This month I only ordered two books from the Book of the Month club. American War by Omar El Akkad (2017). I can’t  think of any better way to describes it than the Goodreads synopsis: “A second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.” Just frightening enough…

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March Book Haul (or My Obsession with WWII Novels)

March Book Haul (or My Obsession with WWII Novels)

Ever since I read Lilac Girls, I’ve been on a bit of a World War II kick. Although, to be sure, my favorite literary genre is historical fiction, and has been since the days when I discovered Ann Rinaldi in my teens (The Fifth of March, A Break with Charity, Time Enough for Drums, Wolf by the Ears, The Last Silk Dress, Mine Eyes Have Seen, Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons, The Second Bend in the River, and In…

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