Olive is just as likable as Nancy Drew, and the mystery is as thought out as an Agatha Christie one, though without quite as much mood and intrigue.
It's officially the first day of fall, but winter is coming. With the crisp air and crunchy leaves, it's cozy season, and with the coming winter, there's nothing better than having a stack of wintry books to snuggle up with.
Unfortunately, the only depth in the story was the deep, deep, snow that blanketed the lodge.
Title: Quartet in AutumnAuthor: Barbara PymPublisher: Pan MacmillanPublication Date: 1977Genre: Fiction, British LiteratureRating: 3/5 stars Quartet in Autumn follows four coworkers in their 60s, near or at retirement: Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin. They work at a nondescript office, doing work that doesn't seem important or perhaps, even necessary. Marcia and Letty have retired and … Continue reading Quartet in Autumn
I've always secretly shipped Jo and Laurie, and this book delivered.
Books with PhD students as main characters
Chemistry is one of those books that come wrapped in a wry, quirky package, but underneath it all is a story deep and, oddly, poignant. A great read for anyone, not just doctoral students or women, but I think those groups will find it hits home a little harder.
Wintry and stormy books of atmosphere and dread to read this fall and winter
Silver in the Wood is a woodsy folktale that harkens to the old gods and mischievous fae.
Overall, I enjoyed Wilder Girls and thought it was a great YA dystopian. I did hope for a bit more than government running experiments on hapless teens, but the writing was good, the characters were likable enough, and there was a twist that I didn't expect.