Lady Susan

Lady Susan by Jane Austen Rating: 4 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups       From Goodreads: Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match. A magnificently crafted novel of Regency manners and mores that will delight … More Lady Susan

Vinegar Girl

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler   Rating: 3 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges … More Vinegar Girl

The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens   Rating: 5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups       From College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines … More The Life We Bury

He Wanted the Moon

He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him by Mimi Baird with Eve Claxton Rating: 4 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads: Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Dr. Perry Baird was a rising medical star in the late 1920s … More He Wanted the Moon

Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel  Themis Files #1 Rating: 3 1/2 Magical Coffee Cups       From Goodreads: A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with … More Sleeping Giants

The Revenant

The Revenant by Michael Punke    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads: The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when … More The Revenant

My Name is Shylock

 My Name is Shylock by Howard Jacobson   Rating: 2 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From “With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery … More My Name is Shylock


High-Rise by J. G. Ballard Rating 3 out of 5 Magical coffee cups          I read this because I heard Tom Hiddleston is going to be in the movie adaptation. Yeah, I have a bit of a problem with this man, I really can’t explain it, he is just an amazing man. … More High-Rise

Dead Wake

Dead Wake by Eric Larson Rating: 5 out of 5 magical coffee cups         This was my first Eric Larson book and I throughly enjoyed every bit of information.  I decided to give this a chance because I heard someone refer to this book as narrative nonfiction, and that fits this so … More Dead Wake