The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
I found this book strangely addictive despite the fact that it isn’t the sort of thing I usually read.
I appreciated that this book (although heavily romantic) was not purely (or even necessarily mostly) a romance novel. It was an adventure novel with complex characters who each have their ‘issue’ that society doesn’t like. Continue reading “(6) The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue // Bookish Blurb”
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
This book is about Lois who is miserable until she starts making bread with faces on it and then her life completely changes.
At first I really liked this book. It starts off fast and is very easy to read. It’s a pretty short book overall. I liked the main character but it did feel like there were a lot of characters for a book so short and some of them were only really there for a scene and then never seen from again… Continue reading “(5) Sourdough // Bookish Blurb”
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
This book follows Rachel as she is diagnosed with ‘leprosy’ at the age of seven and sent to live on the island of Moloka’i. Although this is a work of fiction, it follows some very real historical events. Continue reading “(4) Moloka’i // Bookish Blurb”
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
I was so upset because I didn’t have a book to read and then I remembered that my mom had passed on this book to me. I think someone gave it to her and she read it and then gave it to me since she thought I might like it.
Basically this book follows the Ganguli family as they immigrate from Calcutta to America. We follow the parents as they first arrive and then for the majority of the book we follow their son as he is increasingly lost and torn between two worlds. Continue reading “(3) The Namesake // Bookish Blurb”
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
In this book we follow the stories of Eve Gardiner who becomes a spy during WW1 and Charlie St Clair who goes in search of her sister who went missing after WW2 despite the fact that she is a young pregnant woman.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. There’s a lot about women and how awesome they are despite all the stupid people in the world who tell them they aren’t. There is also a bunch about war obviously and what that does to you. Continue reading “(1) The Alice Network // Bookish Blur”
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Overall I really enjoyed this book. It’s about Victoria who has spent her whole life feeling unloved and unlovable. She turns 18 and ages out of the foster system and has to live on her own. Although at first she struggles, it is her love and knowledge of flowers which helps her survive. Continue reading “(63) The Language of Flowers // Bookish Blurb”
Caroline by Sarah Miller
I believe I found this book through the library’s list of top books of 2017. This book is a retelling of the Little House stories but making the mother the main character instead of the daughter. Thus we follow Caroline as she struggles to be a good mother and fallow her husband who is full of wanderlust as they head west. Continue reading “(61) Caroline // Bookish Blurb”