The Women of Chateau Lafayette – Book Review

The Women of Chateau Lafayette – Book Review

By: Stephanie Dray My Goodreads Review: 3/5 Stars “Because the world always snuffs out fire, and every generation must bring light from darkness again.” My Summary: This book takes place in three different periods and is narrated by three different women. Marthe is the first woman we meet, and her storyline begins at the start [...]

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 [...]

Pachinko – Book Review

Pachinko – Book Review

By: Min Jin Lee My Goodreads Review: 5/5 Stars “We cannot help but be interested in the stories of people that history pushes aside so thoughtlessly.” My Summary: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee tells the story of a Korean family through four generations, focusing around one woman named Sunja. The story begins in a small [...]

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 [...]