Thoughts on “Mistress of the Sun” by Sandra Gulland

I became a Sandra Gulland fan years ago, when I read her Josephine B. trilogy. It remains one of my favorite works of historical fiction. I’ve had Mistress of the Sun on my shelf for a while now and finally decided to pick it up. About the Book: We first meet Louise de la Vallière […]

Thoughts on “Sovay” by Celia Rees (Audiobook)

I can’t remember where I heard about Sovay by Celia Rees, but when I saw the audiobook version at my library, the title jumped out at me as familiar, and I decided to give this YA novel a try. About the Book Our first introduction to Sovay Middleton, the fiery daughter of an English aristocrat, […]

Thoughts on “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel (Audiobooks)

I put Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel on my TBR Pile Challenge list because, well, it’s been on my TBR list and then shelf since it came out! It always sounded a little scary to me, somehow, and it took the challenge — and finding the audio version at my library — to get me to […]

Thoughts on “The Palace of Illusions” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

After reading One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni a few years ago, I’ve been stockpiling Divakaruni’s books when I come across them. I picked up The Palace of Illusions on a trip to India and have been meaning to read it since. I’m so glad I finally put it on my TBR Pile Challenge list! […]

Thoughts on “Frog Music” by Emma Donoghue (Audiobook)

I never read Room. I know it’s supposedly wonderful, but I couldn’t get past the subject matter. I was curious about Emma Donogue, though, so when I found the audiobook version of Frog Music at my library, I decided to give it a listen. About the Book: Blanche Beunon is perfectly happy with her life in […]