Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Open Book ~ September '18

Linking up again with Carolyn to share what I've been reading and as I've recently been on vacation there are a few.

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street continued my journey to read all things Hanff having discovered a couple of years ago that the movie I've loved for many years was based on a book and she wrote many others.  The Duchess takes Hanff (and us) to London; 84 Charing Cross is being released in England and the publishers gift she with a trip to London for the release.  Luck for us she kept a journal and that journal became a book with lots of lovely tidbits of the people she met and her impression of a city she had dreamed of visiting for so long.

The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer was a bit too much caper and not enough romance for me ~ and left me wanting to have a serious sit down with our heroine Horatia who lucked into a wonderful husband and lacks the good sense to trust him.  While I don't regret reading this the book ~ it did make me want to reread one of my favorites of her's soonest!

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan was a fun fast read with a bit too much angst but very good characterization about three generations of a Massachusetts family as summer begins and they head up to the Maine beach house won in a bet fifty years earlier.

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is in contention for the best book I have read this year.  It is the story of Ada who due to her clubbed foot has been kept a shut-in by her mother, so when the children from her neighborhood are evacuated to the country she makes her escape.  Written about a 10 year old for 10 year old readers issues of abuse and trust are handled gently but honestly.

Please head over to Carolyn's for more Open Book!


  1. The War That Saved My Life looks great. I think my 10-year-old daughter might enjoy it. Thanks for linking up!

  2. I loved The War That Saved My Life! I think there's a second one too...