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Category Archive: Thriller

A Little Du Maurier

I’ve read Rebecca (1938) by Daphne Du Maurier. It is a great book of suspense. I read it as part of the BBC book list that I was reading from when I started this… Continue reading

Wicked Girls

What happens when two children who murdered another child together grow up, are released from prison, and then find each other again? That is the premise of Alex Marwood’s thriller The Wicked Girls… Continue reading

Literary Wives: How to Be a Good Wife

Is a good wife somebody who is exact in self-sacrificing and serving her family? Is a bad wife one who is crazy, perhaps while pursuing autonomy? These are the choices presented in the… Continue reading

Oh My

We finished reading Lord of the Flies (1954), number 49 on the BBC book list, by William Golding. I read it to my 11-year-old daughter, who has been recovering from a tonsillectomy and… Continue reading

Literary Wives: The Silent Wife

Welcome to the latest post in the Literary Wives series. Every two months, a group of bloggers reads a book with word “wife” in the title, and we attempt to answer the following… Continue reading

A Girl, A Train

I just finished reading The Girl on the Train (2015) by Paula Hawkins, and I have to say that I enjoyed the read. It wasn’t the best written book I’ve ever read, nor… Continue reading

A Disturbing Book: Sharp Objects

A good friend recommended Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects (2006), especially since she knew that we had both read Gone Girl and had both gone to see the movie version the weekend it came… Continue reading

I Read to Lose Myself: The Shadow of the Wind

I had no idea what to expect when I picked up The Shadow of the Wind (2001), number 56 on the BBC book list, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I mentioned to my sister… Continue reading

The First “Grown-Up” Book I Read

When you’re a child who loves to read, there’s a lot of pride in being able to read what your parents are reading. It is a rite of passage to read a “grown-up”… Continue reading

Don’t Bother to Read Dan Brown’s Inferno

But you should read Dante’s Inferno.  But that’s not what this post is about.  It is about my disappointment after picking up Inferno (2013) by Dan Brown with enthusiasm.  I expected it to… Continue reading