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The Testaments

By Margaret Atwood, A continuation of the story of Gilead

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, was released a few days ago. The original novel was released in 1985. I’m a Margaret Atwood fan. I have signed, first edition copies of a number of her books, and The Blind Assassin is one of my favorite books of all time. Even …

                 

The Secrets We Kept

By Lara Prescott, A love story about a CIA plot to smuggle Doctor Zhivago into Russia

The Secrets We Kept is a much-anticipated debut novel from Lara Prescott, mostly because Knopf paid $2 million at auction in order to acquire the rights to publish the novel. It was also selected as Reese Witherspoon’s September 2019 book club pick. I knew I’d be reading it as soon as I heard about it, …

                 

One of Us Is Lying

By Karen McManus

One of Us Is Lying is basically The Breakfast Club, if during that detention, someone got murdered and everyone became a suspect. It’s a YA mystery-thriller, and while I’m not typically a YA reader, I really like mystery and crime novels. Plus, the concept of Breakfast Club + Murder was just too catchy to pass …

                 

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

By Heather Morris, A love story between two Holocaust survivors based on a true story

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris has been on the bestseller lists for so, so, so long, but I tend to shy away from WWII books (just because there tend to be a lot of them) so I’d been dodging it for quite some time. Nonetheless, when I heard a sequel was coming out, …

                       

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles, A charming novel about a man under house arrest in Moscow's Metropol Hotel after the Russian Revolution

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is a delightful novel that somehow completely slipped passed me when it came out a few years back. I later saw it around, but assumed it was a biography and ignored it. Eventually it popped back up on my radar, and I’ve been reading it on and off …