The Plum Tree – Book Review

The Plum Tree – Book Review

By: Ellen Marie Wiseman My Goodreads Review: 4.5/5 Stars I have been really looking forward to reading this book.  It comes highly reviewed and seems like a great historical fiction novel, showing a new perspective on World War II. “I want you to understand something. War makes perpetrators of some, criminals of others, and victims [...]

Going Back To Historical Fiction!

Going Back To Historical Fiction!

I recently noticed that I wasn't enjoying my books as much as I used to, and I couldn't figure out why. I'm reading books that come highly recommended or reviewed, but they just aren't resonating with me. After some reflection, I think I have realized the problem: I have veered too far and for too [...]

The Paris Library- Book Review

The Paris Library- Book Review

By: Janet Skeslien Charles My Goodreads Review: 3/5 stars Summary: There are two settings used in The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. Most of the book is set in Paris before and during World War II, through the perspective of Odile, a book-loving librarian who works at the American Library in Paris.   The secondary [...]

The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Book Review

The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Book Review

By: Heather Morris "Something off the tracks catches his eye, a flash of color. A flower, a single flower, waving in the breeze. Bloodred petals around a jet black middle. He looks for others but there are none.” The same author writes the Tattooist of Auschwitz as Cilka’s Journey, Heather Morris. She wrote The Tattooist [...]

My COVID Lockdown Booklist

My COVID Lockdown Booklist

As a new year begins, the hopes of a new beginning away from COVID are slowly diminishing. In Switzerland, where I live, we enter into our 3rd week of lockdown, with three more weeks to go. One way I plan on passing the time is by reading some of the unopened books I still have [...]