I received this book as a Valentine’s Day gift from KK. I know it doesn’t seem like the most romantic pick, and you’re probably right, but ever since I read Shake Hands With the Devil, this book has been on my reading list.
I had just finished In the Garden of Beasts, also by Erik Larson, and went on a hunt for another novel of his. I stumbled across The Devil in the White City, and was not disappointed.
I received this book from KK’s Grandad. When Kk and I started dating his Nana got really sick and passed. I, unfortunately, never had the chance to meet this amazing woman who impacted his family in so many ways. We were visiting Grandad one night and he pulled out this book for me to read. He said that Nana had started it, but wasn’t able to get past the first few pages due to her dimensia. I’m just bummed that he cut out the inscription he wrote to her on the inside cover!
I purchased The Half Mad Lord off of Amazon after it was referenced in a book I had just finished called Madness, Betrayal, and the Lash. Boy, I’m glad I did!
I picked up Churchill: Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran at Books Between Friends. I had just read Paris 1919, and although he didn’t have a huge role in the Treaty of Versailles, it did paint him in an extremely charismatic and influential light. It also laid the foundation leading up to the start of his reign as Prime Minister. I was intrigued to read more about Churchill through the eyes of someone closest to him as his writings on himself are typically quite egocentric. Continue reading
I received this ARC while still working at Coles. While sports isn’t typically my jam, I was intrigued by the history aspect of The Big Scrum. Football is KK’s favorite sport, so it’s definitely been on my radar. Continue reading
I found Anne Frank’s Diary at The Haunted Bookshop in Sidney, BC. My friends and I were wandering around main street, and, of course, I stopped in this bookstore. I haven’t read the Diary of Anne Frank, but it’s been one of those must-reads on my list for years. I found the Modern Library version with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt, and knew I had to have it for my collection. Continue reading