We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled by Wendy Pearlman
This is the third book I’ve read as part of the book club I’m in.
This is a nonfiction book of interviews with Syrians all about the Syrian war etc. The book is set up into eight sections following the various stages of events. Within each section are people’s stories. Each person is on their own page with a block of text of whatever they said.
I’m not sure how to explain or even describe this book. It is beautiful and it is devastating. Continue reading “(25) We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled // Bookish Blurb”
Lirael by Garth Nix
I enjoyed Sabriel so much that I went ahead and read the sequel.
In this book we follow Lirael, a daughter of the Clay who has not received the Sight that all the other Clay have. Continue reading “(24)Lirael // Bookish Blurb”
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
I really enjoyed Heart’s Blood so I thought I would try more books by the author.
This is an adult fantasy novel set in a sort of gaelic historic setting with fae folk and magic in the trees. We follow Sorcha, the seventh child and youngest in her family. When her brothers get cursed it is up to her to break the spell. Continue reading “(23) Daughter of the Forest // Bookish Blurb”
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
This book is a bit hard to explain… It is part memoir, part history, part philosophy. And it is all about the beauty of the unknown and getting lost. Continue reading “(22)A Field Guide to Getting Lost // Bookish Blurb”
Sabriel by Garth Nix
I really enjoyed this book. It’s set in a world where there is a magical kingdom and a ‘normal’ kingdom that have a physical wall between them that (usually keeps the magical things in their kingdom). In this book we follow Sabriel who goes in search of her dead father’s body so that she can bring him back to life. Continue reading “(21) Sabriel // Bookish Blurb”
Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey
This is the sequel to Dragonflight. In this book the characters deal with the consequences of their actions in the first book. Not to spoil too much but in the first book some characters are brought 400 (ish?) years forward in time to the present. And then in this book it’s all about the conflict between the people who have been there the whole time and the people who were suddenly brought there and aren’t used to how life has changed. Continue reading “(20) Dragonquest // Bookish Blurb”
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
This is a teen contemporary fiction novel revolving around the lives of Mikey and his family and friends. Their world is like the real world except that in the background terrible things are happening and the “indie kids” are the ones who always have to die and save the world etc. But he and his friends just live their “normal” teenage lives. Continue reading “(19) The Rest of Us Just Live Here // Bookish Blurb”
Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates
The author of If You Come Softly provided some book recommendations and this was one of them. This is a nonfiction book written as a letter from the author to his son and is all about his experience as a black man in America. Continue reading “(18) Between the World and Me // Bookish Blurb”
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
This is an adult realistic fiction novel following the lives of the Foxman family. The father has (finally) died after years of cancer. Apparently his dying wish was that his family sit Shiva for him (despite him not being a religious man). Thus his four adult children must spend a week together along with their mother and various other characters. Continue reading “(17) This Is Where I Leave You // Bookish Blurb”
Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman
This book came to me in a rather odd roundabout fashion. My sister brought it with her at Christmas and then left it because she didn’t want to take it home with her. My Mom read it and then gave it to me and it sat on my shelves for almost two months before I miscalculated my library requests and ran out of stuff to read. So I finally picked it up.
This is a story about Maggie, a cleaning lady in NYC who suddenly inherits a fancy house from one of her clients. However the house comes with a catch.She must take care of the her client’s mother, Edith, who has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Continue reading “(16) Inheriting Edith // Bookish Blurb”