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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 …

                 

The Turn of the Key

By Ruth Ware, A Modernized Haunted House Mystery

Ruth Ware released a new mystery yesterday, entitled The Turn of the Key. As a mystery lover, I’d been looking forward to this one. If you’re looking for an explanation of the ending, it’s at the very end of the post (after the spoiler warning)! Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or …