Book review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

The Clockmaker's DaughterThe Clockmaker’s Daughter
by  Kate Morton
Atria Books
10/09/2018

Historical fiction/Historical mystery
485 pages

Goodreads

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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.

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Nonfiction November 2018: Book Pairings

 

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Book Pairings

hosted by Sarah’s Book Shelves

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.

Today, I’m offering you 3 novels paired with 3 nonfiction books I read this year

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BOOK PAIRING #1

Claude MONET

Monet  Black Water Lilies

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

 Conan Doyle for the Defense  a-study-in-scarlet

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

MUSIC

 The Piano shop  Bel Canto

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is a beautiful journey of (re)discovery of music in one’s life, with tons of fascinating 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?

Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read

Top Ten  Backlist Books I Want to Read

TTT for November 6, 2018
#TopTenTuesday

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For these backlist titles, I decided to choose the 10 latest books published in 2017 and listed under my TBR Goodreads shelf.

Click on the covers to know more about these books.
To access them, you may have to click on the “date published” column,
and reorder to see the newest first

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Have you read any of these? If I were to pick only one, which one would you recommend?

 

What’s the backlist book you most want to read soon?