Yes, I am one of the many reading this classic Christie to coincide with the release of the movie (hey, it was a perfect choice for book club this month). Murder on the Orient Express is the tenth novel in the Hercule Poirot series by crime fiction queen Agatha Christie. The Orient Express, unusually full … Continue reading Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
For someone who thought she was not a fan of memoirs, here we are with yet again another memoir. Barbarian Days is definitely one I would likely not have picked up without recommendation from two very trusted sources (Project Lectito and The Unlikely Bookworm). A memoir about surfing when I know nothing about surfing? Sure. Except it … Continue reading Barbarian Days – William Finnegan
The Outsiders is an old high school text that I decided to reacquaint myself with. Ponyboy is a Greaser, from the wrong side of the town growing up with his two older brothers and locked in a never-ending battle with the Socs, the rich kids from the right side of town who have it so … Continue reading The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is another beauty from the fantasy god, Neil Gaiman. A man returns to his childhood home and finds himself setting out down the lane to his childhood friend's house. There he visits the pond the his old friend Lettie called the ocean. As he sits he remembers … Continue reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
Death brushed past me on that path, so close that I could feel its touch... Maggie O'Farrell's unique memoir I am, I am, I am tells the reader of Maggie's life through a series of brushes with death. After reading about the way it was written my interest was piqued and I was so … Continue reading I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell
A good book, he had concluded, leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul. - Richard Flanagan There are many good books out there. Books that leave me happy and entertained. And then there are great books. Books, as Flanagan notes, that compel you to reread … Continue reading A great book.
I was stoked to receive a surprise care package consisting of all of the currently published Rowland Sinclair mysteries, I cannot believe I had never heard of them before. An Australian mystery series set in Sydney in the 1930's amidst the depression, my interest was immediately piqued. Rowland Sinclair is a privileged gentleman born into … Continue reading A Few Right Thinking Men – Sulari Gentill