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A Roundup of 15 Book Reviews for March

Here's a reminder of the books reviewed in March in case you missed any. Donna and I had two books planned for Buddy Reads but then the Seattle shelter-at-home directive was enacted and all libraries closed so I wasn't able to get the books.....they're sitting at the library, waiting for me to pick them up. So we postponed till April, assuming the libraries reopen. Here's the master list of books reviewed by their ratings.

5-Star reads this month

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - magic and ghosts and a spunky heroine combine for a great ride

The Ten Thousand Doors of January #1 by Alix Harrow - a coming-of-age story about a young girl who can find the magical doors between worlds - adventure, friendship, family and a smidge of romance

4.5-Star reads this month

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng - lies, secrets, motherhood, family, running from your past and facing your future; a layered and emotional novel

4-Star reads this month

Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff - historical fiction that's based on the true experiences of British women trained for covert operations assisting the French resistance during WWII


Biblio-Style by Nina Freudenberger - a beautiful coffee table book filled with drool worthy photos of home libraries and tales of how they were begun and grow

3.5-Star reads this month

The Latecomers by Rich Marcello - a love story and spiritual journey for a 60-something couple

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry - Donna reviewed this book about books and romance

Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman - debut novel set in Australia about a lighthouse keeper, his new wife, and the consequences of questionable choices


Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - classic sci-fi about mentally challenged man given a treatment that turned him into a genius - an examination of social and personal emotional growth issues

I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak - reviewed by Donna, this heartwarming and humorous story is told from the dog's (Cosmo) point of view

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones - a man's fiance discovers his unusually strong attachment to his mom may be a hinderance to their happiness, and then everything goes horribly wrong

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson - a thriller about a woman who knows her neighbor committed murder but can't get anyone to believe her


Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix - unusual creepy story of something hiding in a big box store after hours


Where the Desert Meets the Sea by Werner Sonne - historical fiction set in Palestine at the time of Israel's birth

I hope that if you missed any of these reviews during March, you'll click through and check them out now. Leave me a quick note if you've read any of these and have an opinion or if you have a recommendation about what I should be reading. Let's Talk Books!


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