My holiday book haul plus lots of gift cards for more!
My holiday book haul plus lots of gift cards for more!
We are starting a year long group read of the tagged book in 2022. I've created a discussion thread on LT at https://www.librarything.com/topic/337722 and I will also post on Litsy if there is anyone who is interested but not on LibraryThing. Please join us - it looks like a fascinating book! #1001books #nyrb #yearlonggroupread
I loved this novel about Rosalie Iron Wing and her journey to discover her past and the history of her Dakhóta tribe. As with much Indigenous writing, rediscovering our lost connection with the earth is central. A lovely, emotional book that manages to avoid being annoyingly sentimental. #indigenousauthor
A maddening look at how women‘s issues and bodies have been ignored, abused, and unplanned for in societies around the world. Hard to read, but so important to shine a light on.
Impressive debut novel about a 1970s logging community and a dying way of life. The characters are deeply drawn and so memorable. You‘ll be longing for a happy ending and racing to the end to see if you get one (no spoiler on yes or no!). #botm
Most conservation books make me feel hopeless, but this book about using native plants in your yard to create a habitat for caterpillars, butterflies, birds, and bees made me feel like I could do something to help. This is a book to convince you, not a how-to manual, which some reviewers didn‘t like. Highly recommended!
Despite the horrible cover and title, I loved this book. Told from a five year old‘s perspective, it tells the story of a selfish young mother who drags her kids with her on a spiritual journey to Marrakech. Their cultural experiences there are interesting and it‘s just a really well written book. #1001books
Loved this multi-generational family drama set in the Midwest. A father‘s will splits two sisters apart - will beer bring them back together?
Fun mystery - predictable ending and some character cluelessness didn‘t make me turn pages any slower! I will read more by Ruth Ware when I want a compulsively readable mystery.
This book was ok - a lot happens in this slim novel. A British family living in 1911 Russia - the mother runs off, Russian politics are explored, philosophical discussions abound. I was a little lost for the point of the novel. But, I got my second dose of the Moderna vaccine yesterday, so I was happy to lay on the couch and read while the aches and chills subside.
Really excellent debut fiction about a young Cherokee man trying to find his path in 1940s North Carolina. I just visited this area and found this work by a local author. Highly recommended - good characters and relationships, interesting time period and setting, and a little mystery. #indigenousauthors
Loved this book about the first woman to hold a medical degree in America, Elizabeth Blackwell, and her sister, Emily, who followed in her footsteps. Also, it was a lovely spring day for baseball practice!
Next nonfiction book up and a good one for #womenshistorymonth
This was ok, but not great. It‘s a biography of John Wesley Powell, a late 1800s explorer of the Grand Canyon and the west. He was famous for creating topographical maps that helped show the aridity of the region. His hope was to have people use the land in a way that reflected the lack of water. Didn‘t really work. Interesting but I wanted more science explained.
The German version of the “adultery classic”. Effi is a very young, exuberant, and naive girl when she marries a middle aged, proper, career-oriented man. No one will be surprised by the ending! Great writing and I loved Effi! #1001books #bookspin
Yesterday was a beautiful taste of spring so I sat outside to finish Love. This Morrison novel explores the impact of one deceased man on his child wife, granddaughter, and daughter-in-law. I found it less about love and more about jealousy and miscommunication. Excellent writing as always.
Finished my 18th (I think) book by Trollope. This is a good one surrounding a possibly forged will and the ethics of defending the guilty in a court of law. Next up, Toni Morrison!
You‘d never know from reading primary source accounts that women even existed in Plymouth, the first Puritan colony. Nesbit tries to remedy that by giving voice to two women, Governor William Bradford‘s second wife Alice, and an freed indentured servant, Eleanor. These women enlighten the problems and conflicts in this sometimes glorified early American settlement.
My birthday was yesterday and my sister got me a BOTM subscription. My first choice was the tagged book. I‘ve never tried #botm before and think it sounds like so much fun. Any tips for making the most of it?
Enjoying my fancy new mug that has a heating element to keep my coffee/tea at my desired temperature. And reading this disturbing page turner about abusive and toxic mother/daughter relationships.
I‘m deeply mourning the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, both because she was an exceptional person and because of the implications for my country. I listened to this book on audio several years ago and loved it. #RBG #whentherearenine
My mom gave me this book to read because a main character is from my hometown (Alan Pinkerton), but I can‘t get past this dual author situation! How does that work - they are apparently both known authors, so who really wrote it?!!! I did a little searching and couldn‘t find an answer. Anyone know?
An in depth look at the life of a midwestern teenager who goes to a wealthy East coast boarding school for high school. Being immersed in the life of a teenage girl who is both terrified of being noticed and longing to be noticed was realistic but sometimes annoying! #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks