Tag: historical fiction

Guest Post From Megan @ Hungry Bookworm – Review Of White Houses And Sherry-Spiked Mushroom Soup

Hungry Bookworm Guest Post White Houses ReviewToday I have something different and special for you guys. The lovely Megan over at The Hungry Bookworm had the awesome idea of trading guest posts. I love her combinations of book reviews and recipes so I was very excited. She’s leading the charge this week with this delicious combination of a review of White Houses by Amy Bloom and a recipe for Sherry-Spiked Mushroom Soup inspired from the novel. I’ll be guest posting on Megan’s blog next week but for now I’ll let Megan take it away.LineHi! I’m Megan, stopping by from my own literary blog, The Hungry Bookworm, which you may be familiar with if you frequent Ottavia’s Links I Loved posts. I’m so grateful to Ottavia for linking to my posts on occasion, and even more so for the opportunity to share a brand new post with you today. As in a typical Hungry Bookworm post, I’ll be pairing a book review with a recipe inspired by what I read.

Zadie Smith And Michael Chabon Author Event Plus Reviews Of Moonglow And Swing Time

Zadie Smith And Michael Chabon Author Event On Novels And Nonfiction

Back in December of 2017, I had the opportunity of attending an event at UCLA featuring authors Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon. I had never read either of their novels, but I knew they were both very popular writers and I took the chance to get to know more about them.

The setup of the event was a relatively casual conversation between the two authors about a wide-ranging array of topics including reading, politics, writing (of course), the internet and human connection. They were both so articulate and insightful that it made me very excited to read the two books of theirs I purchased at the event – Swing Time and Moonglow – and that I was able to get signed afterwards.

10 March 2018 Book Releases I’m Excited About

March 2018 Book Releases On Novels And NonfictionEvery month, I pick 5 nonfiction and 5 fiction books being released that month that sound like good reads to me, based on my personal preference in topics and genres, as well as advance reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.

This month I definitely did not have a hard time picking ten amazing new releases, and there’s something for every taste. From historical fiction novels, to thrillers, to inspiring memoirs and even uncharacteristically a little YA/fantasy.

I’m already in possession (or soon to be in possession) of two of these titles and can’t wait to share my reviews with you. Hope you also find some worthwhile picks for your TBR!

Just Read: Review Of The Immortalists By Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists Book Review On Novels And Nonfiction

If some one offered to tell you the exact day you’re going to die, you’d probably think about it once or twice before accepting (or refusing). This quandary is what made The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin such a tempting read for book bloggers all over the world. That and the truly gorgeous book cover.

After reading the umpteenth positive early review online, I also succumbed to the urge to request it via Net Galley and I was… well, thoroughly underwhelmed. This is a perfectly valid novel that is a relatively interesting read but that just did not live up to the very high hype for me. But that’s the beauty of book blogging – for every book you disagree about with someone, there’s always another around the corner on which you’ll agree.

November 2017 @BookOfTheMonth Reviews: Future Home Of The Living God, And Then There Were None & The Remains Of The Day

Book Of The Month November 2017 Book Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

For my November 2017 Book Of The Month selections, I picked an (at the time) new release – Future Home of the Living God – and two literary classics – one more recent and one less so. I ended up absolutely loving classic mystery And Then There Were None (and thankfully so since I hated the first Agatha Christie novel I read).

The other two books were more of a miss though. Especially The Remains Of The Day, which was highly recommended to me, but to which I had to give just 2 stars. Hopefully there are no hard feelings among Ishiguro fans out there though! Read my full reviews below.

P.S.: If you have any suggestions about which Agatha Christie mystery to tackle next, let me know in the comments.

10 February 2018 Book Releases I’m Excited About

February 2018 Book Releases On Novels And Nonfiction

Every month, I pick 5 nonfiction and 5 fiction books being released that month that sound like good reads to me, based on my personal preference in topics and genres, as well as advance reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.

Some themes in the titles I picked for this month include feminism, crime, historical fiction and identity. It’s always interesting how book releases that are popular in any given month sometimes seem to clump together easily by topic, in response to what is going on in society and what readers are therefore most interested in.

Two of the books are Book Of The Month picks for this month (they really hit it out of the park with their selections for February 2018), and many are also currently available on Net Galley, so there should be lots of options for your TBR list!

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