Fiction, Historical

Winterland by Rae Meadows

It's always hard to decide which book should kick off a new year of reviews, but this year Winterland seemed like an obvious choice. It came out at the end of November, I had read it on a bright sunny beach in the Bahamas in October, and I've been talking about it constantly at the… Continue reading Winterland by Rae Meadows

Biography, Book Club, History, Nonfiction, Sociology, True Crime

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper Another Nonfiction Book Club selection! This one was a highly anticipated read for many of our members. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.… Continue reading The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

History, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Political Science, Sociology

Darkly by Leila Taylor

Black History and the Heart of America's Gothic Soul When we last voted on Nonfiction Book Club books, we were truly looking to diversify our reading. When one of the book club members put this book forth for consideration, we were all most intrigued. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Haunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats… Continue reading Darkly by Leila Taylor