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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa Translated into English by Philip Gabriel This is going to be the shortest book blog I’ve ever written, simply because I find myself at a loss for the right words to express how much I love this book. The elegant simplicity of the writer’s style left me in awe. That being said, read this beautiful, insightful, touching, grounding, intelligent piece of...

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An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten Translated into English by Marlaine Delargy Recently, a patron enthusiastically shared a fun, easy-read book suggestion with me. She had read “An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good” with her book club group and was delighted to share that all members of the group, older, younger, male and female had enjoyed this collection of short stories by Swedish...

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The Chronicles of St. Mary's

If you are looking for something a little different, and if you like history, time travel, England, scruffy characters who manage to stumble their way to success, and can tolerate a little "edgy" language and suspicious circumstances . . . this book series by Jodi Taylor is for you! I just finished the first book in the series and have grabbed up the second (there are 10 books and counting, as well as a number...

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