(61) Pachinko // Bookish Blurb

Related imagePachinko by Min Jin Lee

This is a historical fiction novel following multiple generations of Koreans who move to Japan during and after WWII. This book was recommended to me my by my mom (who read it for her book club) and since she had a copy I thought I would give it a go. Continue reading “(61) Pachinko // Bookish Blurb”

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(60) The Women in the Castle // Bookish Blurb

Related imageThe Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

This book follows the story of three women in Germany following the aftermath of WWII. Marianne was told to protect the women so that’s what she tries to do but finding them is not the same thing as saving them. Continue reading “(60) The Women in the Castle // Bookish Blurb”

(54) The Good Lord Bird // Bookish Blurb

Image result for The Good Lord Bird by James McBrideThe Good Lord Bird by James McBride

I thought I would give this book a try after all the fantasy I’ve been reading but I think I’ll go back to all the fantasy.

In this book we follow Henry, a slave in Kansas who gets ‘freed’ by violent abolisionish John Brown. However somehow John , also referred to as “old man’ and “captain’ thinks he’s a girl. Thus we follow Henry as he becomes Henrietta and follow along this crazy man bent on freeing the slaves and killing anyone who gets in his way. Continue reading “(54) The Good Lord Bird // Bookish Blurb”

(45) The Hidden Blade // Bookish Blurb

The Hidden Blade: A Prequel to My Beautiful Enemy (Heart of Blade Book 1) by [Thomas, Sherry]The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas

I got this book because Sherry thomas wrote the Lady Sherlock series which I quite enjoyed and I thought I would try a differeny series that she wrote.

This is the prequel to her Beautiful Enemy series and in this book we follow our two main characters; Ying-ying, a girl in China who learns to fight, and Leighton, a boy in England whose life is torn apart by his evil uncle. Continue reading “(45) The Hidden Blade // Bookish Blurb”

(38) The Passion of Dolssa // Bookish Blurb

Image result for the passion of dolssa by julie berry The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

This is a YA historical story of Dolssa, a girl who talks to her beloved and performs miracles through him; the priests who want her to burn as a heretic; and the sisters who shelter her from them. This is also the story of so much pain and death and yet peace and joy inbetween. Continue reading “(38) The Passion of Dolssa // Bookish Blurb”

(36) A Conspiracy in Belgravia // Bookish Blurb

Image result for A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry ThomasA Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

This is the second book in the Lady Sherlock series and sequel to A Study in Scarlet Women. At first I wasn’t going to continue reading the series but then I did.

Again this is a retelling of Sherlock Holmes except Sherlock is Charlotte in a world where women are supposed to sit there and be pretty. Continue reading “(36) A Conspiracy in Belgravia // Bookish Blurb”

(31) A Study in Scarlet Women // Bookish Blurb

Image result for a study in scarlet womenA Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

This is mystery series inspired by Sherlock Holmes except that Sherlock is actually Charlotte, a very intelligent woman in a man’s world.

The book started off very adult which I wasn’t quite prepared for and in some ways it stays that way the entire book. Charlotte does the unspeakable in order to not have to get married and the scandal shatters a number of families. Then death ensues and her family are the prime suspect. Although her behavior was very rational (despite the fact that it goes against every social code) she now must figure out the real killer in order to get her family off the hook. Continue reading “(31) A Study in Scarlet Women // Bookish Blurb”

(30) Love and Other Consolation Prizes // Bookish Blurb

Image result for love and other consolation prizes by jamie fordLove and Other Consolation prizes by Jamie Ford

I got this book recommendation from a list of NPR book recommendations. This book is by the same author as Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet which is a really good book so I thought I would give this one a try. In this book we follow Earnest who gets raffled off at the Seattle World’s Fair and ends up living at a gentlemen’s club. Continue reading “(30) Love and Other Consolation Prizes // Bookish Blurb”

(28) As Bright as Heaven // Bookish Blurb

Image result for as bright as heavenAs Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

This is by the same author as A Fall of Marigolds. I never would have read this book except that I got my mom to read a Fall of Marigolds and she liked it so much that she went out and found other books by the author.

In this book we follow the Bright family as they move from their tiny town to Philadelphia where the dad becomes an undertaker. This is set during WW1 and soon after they arrive the Spanish Flu breaks out in the city. Continue reading “(28) As Bright as Heaven // Bookish Blurb”