Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Genre: Historical FictionPublisher: G.P. Putnam’s SonsPages: 370Release Date: August 14, 2018 For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.But Kya is not what … Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) – Diana Gabaldon

Genre: Historical RomancePublisher: BantamPages: 745Release Date: July 1, 1992 From the author of Outlander... a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland...For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here … Continue reading Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) – Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander #1) – Diana Gabaldon

Genre: Historical RomancePublisher: Dell Publishing CompanyPages: 850Release Date: June 1, 1991 The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly … Continue reading Outlander (Outlander #1) – Diana Gabaldon

Monthly Wrap-Up | December 2020

Hello everyone! 2020 is now in our pasts and we can move on and hope that 2021 brings us better luck! During the month of December, I read 10 books and 2 collection of short stories. I got a lot of reading done, but nothing really sticks out after amazing (other than The Burning God … Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up | December 2020

WWW Wednesday | July 29, 2020

“Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, … Continue reading WWW Wednesday | July 29, 2020

The Bird King – G. Willow Wilson

DNF @ 50% Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Publisher: Grove Press Pages: 440 Release Date: March 12, 2019 Set in 1491 during the reign of the last sultanate in the Iberian peninsula, The Bird King is the story of Fatima, the only remaining Circassian concubine to the sultan, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker. … Continue reading The Bird King – G. Willow Wilson

The Poppy War – R.F. Kuang

Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Publisher: Harper Voyager When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d … Continue reading The Poppy War – R.F. Kuang

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon #3) -Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol is disappointing, boring, and disorienting at times. This book isn't as interesting as its predecessors because Brown ventured away from the hidden mysteries to focus more on action. The Lost Symbol has an intriguing premise. The freemasons and all their hidden messages and mysteries found in Washington D. C. However, Brown only … Continue reading The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon #3) -Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (Robert Langdon #2)

Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy The Da Vinci Code as much as Angels and Demons. The key difference between the two is their focus on the historical facts and art in relation to the fictional story being told. Angels and Demons focuses heavily on the clues found in the art itself. However, The Da Vinci Code … Continue reading The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (Robert Langdon #2)

Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon #1) – Dan Brown

Angels and Demons was a thrilling read. If you’re looking for mystery, intrigue, and suspense look no further! What I loved most about this book was its foundation in fact. Everything referenced is real or has some basis in reality. Dan Brown’s ability to weave a narrative within the framework of history is phenomenal. He … Continue reading Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon #1) – Dan Brown