Chick Lit · Family saga · Historical fiction · Horror · Mystery

What I’ve been reading…

It’s time to recap what I’ve been reading the past few months. Hope you find one to add to your wish list! Longer sagas Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – A highly regarded novel. One of the better books I’ve read this year. A hefty, complex read though. And dark. The character development was… Continue reading What I’ve been reading…

Chick Lit · Fun Read · Literature

Free Food for Millionaires…a smart, ambitious and fun read

Title: Free Food for Millionaires Author: Min Jin Lee Published: Warner Books/2007 Genre: Literature/Chick Lit/Fun read Length: 560 pages Rating: 7.5/10 Free Food for Millionaires was recommended to me by Sara S., a friend I made during a work trip to CA this past April. I finally nabbed it at the Carnegie Library last week and now… Continue reading Free Food for Millionaires…a smart, ambitious and fun read

Chick Lit · Historical fiction

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society…not so charming

Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Author: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows Published: Dial Press/2009 Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 290 pages Rating: 1/10 Just to be clear–I did start to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. My friend Allison W. read it for her book club, rated it, “between ok and good,”… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society…not so charming

Chick Lit · Historical fiction · Romance

The Paris Wife: A Novel…a riveting love story (by guest blogger Julie J.)

Title: The Paris Wife: A Novel Author: Paula McLain Published: Ballantine Books/2011 Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 336 pages Rating: 9/10 Hi, I’m Julie J., a guest blogger of Books in the ‘Burgh (though forgive me for living in Florida and being tan year round). Usually when I read book excerpts in magazines, I have little… Continue reading The Paris Wife: A Novel…a riveting love story (by guest blogger Julie J.)

Chick Lit · Historical fiction · Romance

The House at Riverton…not half bad

Title: The House at Riverton Author: Kate Morton Published: Washington Square Press/2009 Genre: Historial Fiction Length: 470 pages Rating: 5.5/10 I found an autographed copy of Kate Morton’s debut novel, The House at Riverton, at Books Inc. in Berkeley, CA. I had Morton’s newer release, The Forgotten Garden, on my wishlist already and couldn’t pass up an autographed copy of her first… Continue reading The House at Riverton…not half bad