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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, …

                 

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 …

                          

City of Girls

By Elizabeth Gilbert, A lively and spirited but long-winded coming-of-age story

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert came out earlier this month with a big splashy release. I read her huge bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love a long, long, long time ago. I think I remember enjoying most of it, but honestly it’s been so long I really don’t remember. You can read my notes on …