With only 77 books read, this is my most pathetic year in the last decade.
My final choice is based on the quality of the book, on how it resonated with me and my own experience, and on how it stayed with me. Some of these books may actually have got only 4 out 5 Eiffel Towers at the time I read them.
click on the covers to access either my review,
or the Goodreads page for the couple of titles I have not reviewed yet
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton Atria Books
10/09/2018 Historical fiction/Historical mystery
485 pages Goodreads
The Clockmaker’s Daughter has all the main ingredients of a successful book by Kate Morton, as I listed them in my review of The Secret Keeper. However, it contains many more layers, with numerous characters in each.
This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.
The nonfiction book, a graphic biography of Claude Monet, was extremely well done, and gorgeous. I listened to this amazing thriller by Michel Bussi. I listened to the original in French, but I assume the English translation is just as good. It’s all set in Giverny, Monet’s village. If you have not read Bussi yet, it’s time to start!
BOOK PAIRING #2
Conan Doyle for the Defense is an excellent presentation of how the author did real life investigation, using Sherlock Holmes‘s techniques. It’s also a great social study.
So obviously to go with it, I highlight the very first story with Holmes. I read all his books with Sherlock Holmes in 2017, short stories and novels.
BOOK PAIRING #3
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is a beautiful journey of (re)discovery of musicin one’s life, with tons of fascinating details on piano making and tuning. Even though it’s not exactly the same type of music, if you are a music lover, you will enjoy Bel Canto, as music and singing help people communicate in a tragedy.
HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
BOOK PAIRING RELATED TO PAINTING OR MUSIC?