The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

The Home for Unwanted Girls

The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. I knew going in that it was going to be a difficult subject, but I had no idea! I am very unfamiliar with Canadian history, so I found myself looking things up as I went along. One of the benefits of historical fiction is that the facts are researchable. 

I didn’t know, up until the very end, where the story was taking the reader. It was torture, but it got me to the point where I couldn’t put the book down. It was definitely worth reading. 

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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Surprise Endings

I picked this up for bookclub. I never would have picked it up otherwise. I never really got into it. The entire time I was reading it, I kept getting like I missed something. I eventually looked up the summary online, and found that I wasn’t missing the major points, but that the book was just wordy. 

A lot of the people in bookclub loved it, and it seemed to be the wordiness that they enjoyed, as descriptive as it was. It was a turn off to me. I. Would only recommend this to someone who had a lot of free time and enjoyed poetry. It was not the book for me, though. 

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Books to Read if You Like The Crown on Netflix

If you like The Crown on Netflix

The above linked article talks about The Crown on Netflix. These books are recommended if you’re a fan of the show.

  • The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2 Robert Lacey
  • The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1 Robert Lacey
  • Elizabeth the Queen Sally Bedell Smith 
  • Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen Dexter Palmer
  • Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in)Shrabani Basu
  • The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II Karen Dolby
  • Our Rainbow QueenSali Hughes
  • ClementineSonia Purnell

23 of the Best Historical Fiction Books of Summer

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