Books, Reviews, Round Ups, The Fancy Nerds

Melissa’s Reading Round Up

Reading has become a sneaky 3 minutes here and there thing since my second baby. Despite this, I have still managed to read the below four books in the past month. A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen, edited by Susannah Carson This was slow reading for me. Not because I… Continue reading Melissa’s Reading Round Up

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The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult – a review by Melissa

I would follow Picoult anywhere, not literally, of course, but imaginatively. We have been to a school shooting, death row, a wolf pack in the wild, Nazi Germany - and she never lets me down. I wouldn’t ordinarily read about these things, but I know that in Picoult’s hands the subject matter will be dealt… Continue reading The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult – a review by Melissa

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Roar by Cora Carmack – a review by Melissa

Aurora is a person with a lot of secrets. As the heir to a kingdom where ruling means protecting the people from violent magic-fuelled storms, she is supposed to be very powerful. But she isn't. So she has been secluded from everyone but her mother to hide this secret long enough for her to make… Continue reading Roar by Cora Carmack – a review by Melissa

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The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Kantor – a review by Melissa

Jane Austen didn’t have to juggle a job, a company, a blog, several social media accounts, family, friends, church and a dog. However, I’d rather have these things than be cast in the role of an 18th Century writer who had to sneak in writing time around family commitments. She did juggle a fantastic cast… Continue reading The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Kantor – a review by Melissa

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The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton – a review by Melissa

It’s rare to be continually blown away by the quality of writing of an author. From the moment I met my first Morton book, I have been a big fan. It’s been a while since I read The Distant Hours and then devoured every other one of her books. The Secret Keeper, in keeping with… Continue reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton – a review by Melissa

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The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – a review by Melissa

Rereading favourite books can bring pleasure. But when there's an element of tragedy in said book, it's exquisite torture. After devouring the last book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (which I adored) and the two newest Jennifer L. Armentrout books in quick succession (Fire in You and The Struggle), I was in need… Continue reading The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – a review by Melissa

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – a review by Melissa

I don’t think it’s a surprise to find out that I turn to Austen when I need comfort, or that I reread Pride and Prejudice every year. So I have, once again, read the masterpiece. There has never been another book that I have loved so much, read so many times or could read again… Continue reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – a review by Melissa

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