Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction

Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

First in a Spinoff Series of the Iron Druid Chronicles I love fantasy, but I discovered I don't read a lot of fantasy by cis white dudes. Because most of fantasy is written by them, I often go looking for stories by women, POC, or LGBTQIA+ authors. But occasionally, a description will nab me, or… Continue reading Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, Sociology

The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner

Lessons from the World's Most Creative Places It's another Nonfiction Book Club selection! We discussed this one at the end of August and embarrassingly, I had not finished it by the time we discussed it so I'm a bit behind in posting my review today. Synopsis From the Back Cover:Bestselling author Eric Weiner is no… Continue reading The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner

Contemporary, Fiction

The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

A Scottish Bookshop Novel After reading the third in the bookshop loosely related series this summer, 500 Miles From You, I decided I'd just fill my summer with lots of Jenny Colgan and go for three with the series! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Desperate to escape from London, single mother Zoe wants to build a… Continue reading The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

Contemporary, Fiction

The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Sequel to The Royal We (spoilers ahead) I've found myself reading quite a bit of fiction this summer which is rare for me! Nonfiction readers don't fear, running the Nonfiction Book Club means that there will always be lots of nonfiction on my reading list! But I loved The Royal We so when I first… Continue reading The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Contemporary, Fiction

500 Miles From You by Jenny Colgan

A Scottish Bookshop Novel Ever since reading The Bookshop On the Corner, I've been meaning to read more of Jenny Colgan's books. When I finally started to get back into reading fiction during self-isolation this year, I grabbed my advance copy for her latest book, 500 Miles From You, and was even more excited to… Continue reading 500 Miles From You by Jenny Colgan

Bookish Tuesday, Fiction, Historical

Historical Fiction Favorites

Historical fiction wound up being the genre that got me back into reading at the end of my self-isolation during this pandemic and I have a feeling it's what I'm going to want to be reading for most of the summer - to escape a different time in the past where things were, if not… Continue reading Historical Fiction Favorites

Biography, Diary of a Bookseller, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Psychology, Sociology, STEM

Holiday Gift Picks

Every year at the bookstore I work at, I have everyone choose a few books from the year to highlight as their top gift choices, as well as a selection of backpack backlist titles for our annual Jolabokaflod display (Jolabokaflod post will be next week). Below are my eight choices for the holidays with their… Continue reading Holiday Gift Picks

Book Journal, Bookish Tuesday, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Science Fiction

Favorite Book Settings

There are few feelings as special as getting yourself lost in the world of a book. Below are just a few of my favorites! Strathclyde - The Lost Queen by Signe Pike I first traveled to Scotland in June of 2018 and took a lengthy road trip through the country in January 2019 and am… Continue reading Favorite Book Settings

Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult

The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory

I'm a sucker for a royal romance. And given my current requirement that all fiction I read must feature Scotland in some way shape or form (and oddly enough, be an imprint of Simon & Schuster, which is probably just a coincidence...), I picked up my long forgotten ARC of The Royal Runaway one night… Continue reading The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory