Mexican Gothic

Set first in Mexico City and then the mountains of Mexico in the 1950s, Mexican Gothic is a slow burn of creepiness. After receiving a troubling letter from her newlywed cousin, socialite Noem√≠ Taboada is sent by her father to check on her cousin in High Place, a mansion in the Mexican countryside near their…

The Poet by Michael Connelly

The Poet, originally written as a stand alone novel in 2003, follows newspaper reporter, Jack McEvoy, as he investigates the murder of his twin brother. Jack’s brother’s death was originally ruled a suicide, but Jack’s investigation uncovers that it was not only a homicide, but part of of pattern of deaths, leading the FBI to…

A Few More June Book Reviews

Was I looking for a YA mythological tale set in an alternate version of Portland, Oregon? No, but I found one I read this on my couch in June 2020 when every day brought new protests and revelations in the Black Lives Matter movement. I didn’t choose this book specifically for these times, but as…

The Overstory

Back in March, at the beginning of the quarantine, I got this idea that I would read every book that has won The Pulitzer Prize for fiction/novel. I undertook this venture because of Keanu Reeves. I watched an interview with him last year. When he was asked what his favorite book was, he replied that…

The Zookeeper’s Wife

The Zookeeper’s wife by Diane Ackerman is a the true story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski,¬† set in Nazi occupied Warsaw in World War II. As you may have picked up from the title, Jan and Antonina are a zookeeper and his wife. Over the course of the war the couple saved over 300 Jews…

Majesty: American Royals #2

In many ways, this was a perfect book two. I hope that this is just the middle of a trilogy, as there were a few storylines that were left unresolved by the end. I loved the first book and re-read the entire book before I went straight into this E-ARC (thank you, Net Galley, and…