Book recommendation: Soulless, by Gail Carriger

Soulless, by Gail Carriger, next to a teacup

This is going to be a short recommendation, folks. Why? Because I can sum up what I thought of Gail Carriger’s Soulless in just four words: I absolutely loved it.

Alright, I know, you need more than that to convince you to read it. I do have more to share, I promise. And as a historical paranormal romance, Soulless had plenty to offer. Sass, vampires, werewolves, Victorian London, and a unique premise that brings it all together? You can go ahead and check each of those boxes right now.

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Favourite five: Books I read for the first time in 2017

I talk about books a lot on this blog, and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. So why not kick off my new Favourite Five series with a book list?

According to Goodreads, I read 12 new books in 2017. Which doesn’t seem like very many, but they were well complemented by all of the books that I re-read. I don’t know about you, but re-reading books is something I simply can’t give up. There are some books that I love too much to only read once.

Today’s post, though, isn’t about those re-read books. As much as I love them, I’m always looking for new books to add to my read list. I’m happy to say that in 2017, I found quite a few that I’m likely to go back and re-read later on.

So here, in no particular order, are the five books I most enjoyed reading for the first time in 2017.

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Book recommendation: The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict

Book Cover - The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

I don’t know about you, but I always find it a bit odd to read a fictional story about a real person. It’s not that I don’t like the stories, exactly. In fact, sometimes I really enjoy them.

Take The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict, as an example. I definitely enjoyed reading this novel, and I’d recommend you check it out–so much so that I’m giving away a copy of the book. You can enter the giveaway here!*

Once you’ve had a chance to enter, let me tell you a bit about the novel.

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Updated book recommendation: Until the Next Time, by Kevin Fox

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(Note: This recommendation was first published in November of 2013. You can see the original version here.)

Until the Next Time, by Kevin Fox, is one of those novels that attempts to balance several genres at once. Quite often, making this attempt results in a novel being hard to follow or truly fall into.

I’m quite happy to say that this wasn’t the case with Until the Next Time. Fox did a wonderful job of blending together historical fiction and something a little more magical to create a novel that’s enthralling while providing an understanding of Irish culture and history.

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Book recommendation: The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell

Let’s kick this book recommendation off with an admission: when I picked up The Other Typist, ready to dive into reading it, I had no idea what to expect. Sure, I’d read the summary on the book flap. And sure, I’d picked it out of the “fiction and literature” section of the bookstore.

But, I didn’t know what genre it actually fell into.¬†Would I be reading a romantic story, or a tragic one? A suspenseful thriller or lighthearted tale of friendship?

It turned out that The Other Typist had a little bit of all four. At least, I think it did. I’m still not entirely sure.

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