Sci Fi

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

I do not know why I finished this book. It might have been the author's skill in writing a story, but the story's content did not hold me the way I hoped it would.It is a tome of a book, or at least felt that way. It is the primary reason for my not enjoying… Continue reading To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

Adventure, Mystery

The Fine Art of Invisible Detection by Robert Goddard

This was an odd book. I picked it up at the library in a hurry because I felt like I had seen it make the rounds on the blogosphere and was curious about its content.The book features an odd protagonist for a male writer, a female middle-aged Japanese woman. Umiko Wada has a job as… Continue reading The Fine Art of Invisible Detection by Robert Goddard

Historical fiction

Anna, A Child of the Poor House by Pat Mestern

Although this is a reprint, it still qualifies as historical fiction because of the timing of the narrative. I picked it up because it sounded a little like a serious version of Anne of Green Gables, and I am fond of reprints of late.There were parts of this book that worked but overall, I was… Continue reading Anna, A Child of the Poor House by Pat Mestern