Tuesday 22 November 2016

The Atomic Weight of Love - Elizabeth J. Church

This doesn't happen to me often, The Atomic Weight of Love has replaced my favourite book of all time. I fell in love with every character in this book. Elizabeth J. Church has written the most beautiful novel I have ever had the pleasure to read.

Meridian Wallace is at the University of Chicago, studying Ornithology. Crows are her bird of choice - their intelligence enthrals her. As does her physics professor, Alden Whetstone. Sure, he's over 20 years her senior, but as she spends more time with Alden, she falls in love with his mind and his soul. When Alden confesses his love to her, she couldn't be happier - until Alden is given the opportunity of a life time, to work on a top secret project to stop World War 2 for good.

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Today Will Be Different - Maria Semple

Today Will Be Different had me cracking up laughing one minute and almost in tears the next.

Eleanor Flood wakes up one morning and decides that today, she will be different. She'll make an effort to be more attentive in her marriage to Joe, a highly sought after hand surgeon. She will be a better mother to their son, Timby, who is wearing make up to school. Eleanor will be present today, making eye contact with anyone she has a conversation with and she will not think of her sister, Ivy, who betrayed her all those years ago.

Wednesday 9 November 2016

News Of The World - Paulette Jiles

News Of The World is an exciting adventure book, set in America's 1800's. If you know me, you know that I love Native American/Historic American books.

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is an old man now. He's 71 and has done his part. He has raised his two daughters and stayed faithful to his wife Maria, even after her death. He travels around America reading from news papers he collects from over the world. Anyone who pays a dime can come to a reading and hear the news. He refuses to read anything political though - the fights are getting old. When an old friend shows up to a reading and requests a private word, Captain Kidd doesn't hesitate to hear him out.

A young girl captured by a Native American tribe, needs to be transported back to her family. Captain Kidd has no idea just how wild Johanna is going to be.