FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
Mark Tompkins’ novel was pitched to me as along the same vein as Deborah Harkness’ series; while I would not go so far as to compare the two – because Ms. Harkness’ story is vastly superior to this one in my opinion – I do see the similarities and why publicists would raise that comparison. Still, I think it is a wonderful hybrid between history and fantasy with its battle between real historical figures and the mythical creatures.
Catherine Lowell’s novel about a Bronte family mystery was wonderful. It had the mystique and atmosphere of Old School, Oxford. It had pages upon pages of discussions regarding all of the books ever written by the Bronte sisters. It had literary discourse and theory. I loved it.
Cecelia Ahern’s entry into the young adult world is not quite as “flawless” as I would have hoped (seriously, sometimes I crack myself up). Repetitive, formulaic, and overly simplistic, I struggled with wanting to ditch it and wanting to find out what happens – not that I could not guess. I finished it but doubt I will continue with the rest of the series.
Ooo, you have me super interested in The Mad Woman Upstairs. I had seen the cover around but didn’t realize what it was. Sounds SUPER good.
I really loved The Madwoman Upstairs. So much Bronte goodness.
Madwoman Upstairs is next on my list to read.
I have been seeing The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake around forever but never been tempted to read it… Maybe one day!
It’s definitely an “oldie”! This is what happens when you read your own damn books!
It looks like you had a good reading week. That’s an interesting Lemon Cake title. I hadn’t heard of it. & now I want some lemon cake. hmm
Isn’t the cover of the Lemon Cake book just divine? I still want cake.
I liked The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake! Her short story collection The Color Master was great too.
Short stories I tend to avoid, but I am thoroughly enjoying the novel. I would love to finish it tonight if possible.
I loved the flawed, flawless comment, lol. I remember The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake going around the blogosphere but don’t remember what was said.
Have a great week.
I loved the Chernow book! Very informative and I like the way he writes. Yes, I could only read so much at one time, but I thought he did a great job keeping it interesting!
It is fascinating; I think part of my issue is the fact that I just do not have a lot of time to listen to audiobooks anymore. When I do have time, I do not want to stop listening, which is always a good sign.
Lol, you crack me up. I haven’t seen The Particular Sadness cover in a long time – I remember that one being very popular on Goodreads once upon a time. I hope you’re enjoying it!
I know. It’s an oldie, but one I am finally getting around to reading. After all, it is #readmyowndamnbooks year!
These are all new to me except the Madwoman Upstairs, but I haven’t read that one either! Sounds like it worked for you!
I thoroughly enjoyed The Madwoman Upstairs and highly recommend it to Charlotte, Emily and Anne fans!