A Gentleman In Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is the type of book that I would look at and assume it's going to be a very literary novel in the most depressing slightly difficult to read sense. The very premise, a Count from Russia is deemed an "unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal" and is sentenced to house … Continue reading A Gentleman In Moscow


The Italian Party

Who is looking to plan out their book buying schedule for March? The Italian Party by Christina Lynch comes out on March 27, 2018 and I have been given a copy in exchange for an honest review. The book follows Michael and Scottie, newly weds who just moved to Siena in 1956. It's the Cold … Continue reading The Italian Party

One Hundred Years of Solitude

It was interesting reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez shortly after reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díez because I could see the similarities in the two. One Hundred Years of Solitude felt like the literary grandmother of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. … Continue reading One Hundred Years of Solitude

Cotton Comes to Harlem

I bought Cotton Comes To Harlem by Chester Himes shortly after reading Agatha Chrisite's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and deciding that I did, in fact, love reading mysteries. Of course I came to this decision after leaving Madison, where there is an entire bookstore dedicated to mysteries which is inconvenient, but definitely good for my bank … Continue reading Cotton Comes to Harlem