I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
This barely drudges up the suspense and primality of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.
Pride is a fantastic modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a flirtation of characters who are richer, and those who are poorer.
Wintry and stormy books of atmosphere and dread to read this fall and winter
Plaguewalker is an interesting exploration in prejudice and social ostracism based on superficial behaviors.
Who knew mummy brown was actually, at one point, made of real ancient Egyptian mummies...
This was a pleasant middle grade read! Though the premise, strange old ghost-like creature controlling scarecrows, seems ordinary, the writing made the book.
It had a fairy tale feel to it, something atmospheric in a sense, that made reading it not feel like a child’s tale, but more a cozy story you’d sit next to a fire while listening to it being told to you.
Beautifully rendered and utterly magical, Wolf Winter is a gritty, dark, and atmospheric read set in 1717, in the Swedish Lapland.