Monday, November 5, 2018

What we're reading - Part 2

Thanks again to all the WHSLA members who have sent me book reviews.  Please continue to email them to me and I'll add them to the blog.  I'll keep them anonymous, so don't worry if you're shy about contributing.  If you're not shy and want to write a full-length review with your name attached, I'm happy to post those as well!

Here's the next installment of brief reviews:

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

A nonfiction book written in a flowing narrative (think Erik Larson) about a couple that helped hide Jews at their zoo in Poland during WWII. Very well researched!

The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

Funny Irish contemporary fiction featuring the Walsh family’s five grown daughters. Just as funny as Janet Evanovich and not as tired as the debate between Ranger and Morelli!

The Lacemaker's Secret by Kathleen Ernst

Chloe Ellefson, curator at Old World Wisconsin, visits Heritage Hill Historical Park in Green Bay to help out, but instead discovers a body in a century-old bake oven. I love this series from Kathleen Ernst, each book has her visiting Wisconsin historic sites and solving mysteries along the way.

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King  

Father and son collaborate on this creepy tale where nearly all the women of the world go to sleep, wrapped in gauzy cocoons.  If anyone tries to wake them, they become spectacularly violent.  It's an enjoyable spooky read for the dark days of fall.  And I really liked the idea of being able to take a long, undisturbed nap.

Call the Midwife series by Jennifer Worth

Love the history of postwar London and the true stories of the people Worth met and worked with. Some of the stories are heart-wrenching but others show the resilience of the people who live and work in the East End.

Eating Mindfully by Susan Albers

Learning how to eat mindfully and see if that makes a difference!


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