My Favourite 20 Books of 2020

Did the book grab my attention? Did the story keep my attention? Was the narrative immersive? Did the plot tug at all my emotions? Does my mind wander back to the story weeks or even months after reading? If the answer is yes to all those questions, then it's a great book for me and... Continue Reading →

Review of Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Book 2 in the Shadow and Bone trilogy was just as immersive, imaginative and enticing as Book 1. Enter the Grishaverse with Book Two of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner—hunted... Continue Reading →

Review of When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life—and heart—to take back her country in this exhilarating historical novel from the author of The Last Train to Key West and Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.Beautiful. Daring. Deadly. The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez—her family, her people, her country. Recruited... Continue Reading →

My Favourite 19 Books of 2019

Goodreads tells me that I've had a very enjoyable year in reading. In fact, I gave 21 books out of 119 a five star rating; and gave an average rating of 4.1 overall. Once a story brings me joy and provides intriguing characters, I'm fairly generous with my stars (espresso shots on this blog). However,... Continue Reading →

Review of A Charm of Finches by Suanne Laqueur

Ex-escort Javier Landes is asking for his third chance at love. And the third time is the charm. He meets an art therapist named Steffen Finch and what starts as casual deepens into a passionate relationship—everything Jav has ever wanted, and everything he fears losing. Stef’s business card reads Curator & Sailor. His creativity and insightful... Continue Reading →

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