Barb’s Book Reviews

November Reading Roundup

Reviews of Titles I Read This Month As I start this, the next to last review column of the year, I’ve realized that there are very few bad books in this world. There are only books that are wrong for the reader. The book I find tedious may be riveting to someone else,...

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Recommended Reads, November 2023

There’s something for everyone in this month’s collection of Recommended Reads with RF Kuang’s brilliant satire, Yellowface, at the top of the list. Yellowface by RF Kuang. Three-quarters of the way through Yellowface, the protagonist, June (aka Juniper Song...

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Review: Sinners of Starlight City

Sinners of Starlight City by Anika ScottMy rating: 4 of 5 starsWhat a refreshing change of pace from all the WW2 books I've been reading! I'd never read Anika Scott before, but based on how much I enjoyed Sinners of Starlight City, I'll definitely read her again.Set...

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Barb’s Book Reviews, July 7, 2023

It’s summer reading time. Despite having a crazy June, I managed to squeeze in some reading. Several of the books were for research, but there were two historical fiction reads that fans will love. The Spectacular by Fiona Davis: Fiona Davis’s books have always been...

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Barb’s Book Reviews, May 5, 2023

Some terrific recommendations this month, so let's dive right in! Two Wars and a Wedding by Lauren Willig: Lauren Willig has been an auto-buy for me since she wrote the Ashford Affair. Her stories always take me to a place and time in history I didn’t know well. In...

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Barb’s Book Reviews for March 3, 2023

Things Past Telling by Sheila Williams: Things Past Telling chronicles the life of Maryam Grace, a West African girl who is captured by slave traders in the late 18th century. Over the next 100 plus years she lives a life filled with heartache, love, and adventure....

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