The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

5/5 stars The Wonder, vivid and fascinating historical fiction told in five parts, is Emma Donoghue's latest offering.  English nurse Lib Wright, who trained under Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, is hired by a small Irish town council for a two-week period to observe Anna O'Donnell, a child who miraculously hasn't eaten since her … Continue reading The Wonder by Emma Donoghue


Moo by Sharon Creech

4/5 stars Moo is Sharon Creech's latest middle grade novel about a girl named Reena and her younger brother Luke as they get used to their new life in rural Maine after having lived in a big city their whole lives.  The book's mix of prose and poetry make it a quick and entertaining read … Continue reading Moo by Sharon Creech

Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

4.5/5 stars Daisy in Chains is a riveting serial killer mystery and stand-alone psychological suspense novel by British author Sharon Bolton.  Maggie Rose, true crime author and lawyer, has Maggie has made a career out of getting notorious criminals out of prison after their convictions.  She is invited into the circle of the charming Hamish … Continue reading Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Frederik Backman

5/5 stars My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry is Swedish author Frederik Backman's companion novel to Britt-Marie Was Here, and takes place before the events in that book.  Seven-year-old Elsa is a precocious, preternaturally mature Harry Potter lover and grammar stickler whose best friend is her grandmother.  Granny is an eccentric, contrarian … Continue reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Frederik Backman