The TBR Pile

Review by Helen McIver
And then I was asked what was on my To Be Read pile.
Fiction
Susanna Calkins From the Charred Remains
Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See
Martha Grimes Vertigo 42
Susan Elia Macneal Prime Minister’s Secret Agent
Carol McCleary No Job for a Lady
Lauren Owen The Quick
Jill Paton Walsh The Late Scholar
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter The Long Mars
Non fiction
Tim McGrath Give Me A Fast Ship

I dropped everything as soon as Deborah Harkness’ The Book of Life was in my hands. I finished it in the middle of the night, was bereft that the story had ended (especially as I want to know more about several characters: Gallowglass where are you!?), then went back and reread it savoring every word. That helped me let the story go and have it become a book again, instead of what I was living through. I also bought the hardcover book to read again after a friend finishes it and we discuss it. And yes, I will probably read the entire series.
And then, Harkness mentions another mystery series, by the author Deborah Crombie, which I am now going to start (16th Scotland Yard police procedural to be published in September!)
Book Quote:
“It is the despair of book-lovers that they cannot read all the good books and it is their delight constantly to discover new ones. ” Burton Rascoe

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