Neither of my two local libraries has Lois the Witch.
@VeryHappy, it’s available free online. Here are a couple choices:
You can have it read aloud to you here: Stream Lois the Witch, and Other Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell, read by Gabrielle de Cuir from Skyboat Audiobooks | Listen online for free on SoundCloud
@AnAsmom: Oh my gosh, I think you are my reading doppelgänger.
I like The Weight of Ink more than you do, I think, but I’m partial to books set in that time period
Middlemarch: Not so sure about it at first and then “hooked”.
Heaven, my Home: Read the first in that series Bluebird, Bluebird but haven’t made it to this one yet.
The Witness for the Dead: Reread The Goblin Emperor and followed with this one.
Assassin’s Apprentice: A strong yes from me. Went on to Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest and then The Liveship Traders series. Love Robin Hobb. You’ve got some good reading ahead of you.
I am currently reading “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. I am about 25% into it, and am really enjoying it. Lately, I have discovered Sue Grafton. (I know, I am very behind in reading what is popular.) I finished E and would like to get the F book, but our library is closed because of Covid, and isn’t even allowing books to be checked out and left at the door. (The librarians do nothing all day, but collect a pay check. It is ridiculous. The other small libraries in our system are open, so I could get them there, but my stack is too tall. I will read them later)
I did read “The Lost Man” by Jane Harper. We read “The Dry” in the book club and I really liked it. I have also read “Force of Nature” by her and I also liked it. Her newest book “The Survivors” will be next for me. I really love her books.
I also read “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles. I loved it, but loved “Gentleman in Moscow” more.
Yeah, Gentleman in Moscow was definitely the best book I read the year I read it, and probably on my top ten of all time. Rules of Civility was good, but didn’t gram me the same way. I do intend to read the new one.
I just finished The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Light and amusing, and filled with historical references. Very cute.
Also finished A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet which was intriguing and thought-provoking.
I may have mentioned this one already, but I loved The Last Flight by Julie Clark. A real page-turner.
I’m reading Spook by Mary Roach. I love her books – her writing is hysterical – but I might not finish this one. Her other books are, IMO, much better – specifically Stiff, Gulp and Bonk. (Those are three separate books.)
My daughter picked up A Children’s Bible when we were at a bookstore a few weeks ago, read the back, handed it to me and said, “This sounds like you, Mom.” So of course I bought it. Haven’t read it yet, but glad to hear the good review.
A Children’s Bible - genre: apocalyptic fiction. Need I say more?
Who knew there could be so many different ways for the world to end?
Don’t forget !
Huh – I hadn’t thought of it as apocalyptic fiction but now that you mention it . . . .
But I preferred Leave the World Behind, in that genre. Really really good.
Leave the World Behind was great – a very unusual take on the genre.
I’m way late to the discussion; read While Justice Sleeps in September and then forgot about it. (Haven’t been on CC much except for book group these days.)
I am in awe of Stacy Abrams’ intellect and varied talents, even tho I didn’t follow every twist and turn of the plot.
Has anyone else thought of this? “A Very Keen” law clerk. Indeed she was.
@Mary13 “Caste” was a selection for my Books on the Beach group this summer. I started it, and then realized I couldn’t make the meeting. I haven’t gone back to finish it, but feel I should. I guess what’s making it harder to get through is I feel as if I’m being lectured at non-stop. I did really enjoy/learn a lot from Wilkerson’s book, “The Warmth of Other Suns.”
@jollymama OMG! I missed that one completely!!
Weirdly enough, I’m currently reading Jane Eyre and she mentions being in the wrong caste several times. It’s quite disconcerting!
Heads up! Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn–a book that has appeared on our selection list over the last couple of rounds–is a Kindle special today for $1.99.