Leslie's Omnibus

Book Your Ticket

I told you it was a busy month for books, and I had some humdingers in the mix:

The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War, James Bradley[1]

If I Have a Wicket Stepmother, Where’s My Prince?, Melissa Kantor[2]

Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr*

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving*

Stopping Time, Melissa Marr*

The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created Alice in Wonderland, Jenny Woolf*[3]

Nose Down, Eyes Up: A Novel, Merrill Markoe*

Heart of Texas, Vol. III (Nell’s Cowboy & Lone Star Baby), Debbie Macomber*

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Novel, Helen Simonson*

Summer on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber*

Deception: An Alex Delaware Novel, Jonathan Kellerman*

The Help, Kathryn Stockett*

Breach of Trust, DiAnn Mills*

Born Under a Million Shadows, Andrea Busfield*[4]

Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance, Steven D. Leavitt & Stephen J. Dubner*

Confessions of a Compact Camera Shooter, Rick Sammon

Drive Me Crazy, Vicki Lewis Thompson*

The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón*[5]

That's 18 books for the month, 81 71 books year-to-date.

*Read on Kindle

[1] For all you history buffs, and those who don’t understand why we’re reviled in Asia, this book by the author of Fly Boys and Flags of Our Fathers is a must read. It is in no way, shape or form an easy read, but it is a must read.

[2] Young adult reading.

[3] I couldn’t bring myself to finish this apologia for a moralizing pervert and mentally threw it across the room set it aside at about the halfway point. The woman who wrote this is so in love with Carroll’s literature that she quotes his blatantly manipulative writings as proof of his moral uprightness. Ugh. Unreadable twaddle.

[4] Best main character since Piscine Molitor Patel. And that’s really saying something!

[5] It’s a quest novel. It’s a coming of age novel. It’s a murder mystery. It’s a thriller. It’s about a love of books. It’s a love story. I had a terrible time putting this one down. It’s so good, in fact, that I just bought the next book in the series.


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