Category Archives: Prize Winner

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I needed a feel good, uplifting, “everything will turn out fine” kind of book recently. Not surprising, given the events of the last few weeks.  I was looking through my “To Read” list and this book with its quirky title … Continue reading

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To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

It is rather risky to recommend a book that you have not read so I am greatly relieved and can now say without any reservations that Ivey’s, To the Bright Edge of the World is a wonderful book and I … Continue reading

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Half a King and Half the World (The Shattered Sea Series) by Joe Abercrombie

I have been looking for a new fantasy series to fill the time until George R.R. Martin finally finally gets around to releasing the next book in the Game of Thrones series. It is amazing how difficult this has been! … Continue reading

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Under The Harrow by Flynn Berry

Nora was looking forward to visiting her sister. It had been a while since they had seen each other, and Nora is excited to tell Rachel about the artist’s residency she has received starting in the middle of January. Rachel … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

As I have confessed previously I am stubborn about reading books that come highly recommended.  It seems like my interest exponentially decreases by the amount of praise a book gets. Yes, I acknowledge I have a problem! So when I began … Continue reading

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Books to Read For An Alaskan Cruise: Part Two

To my surprise there are a lot of books written about or set in Alaska, which just goes to show how narrow my reading habits must be! For several years I have been trying to get out of my comfort … Continue reading

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You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

When I was younger I used to watch ABC’s Wide World of Sports which had the famous tagline; “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport! The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat!” The shows … Continue reading

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