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Friends, thoughts, love … or Die—common theme of my September reads

A little bit of everything in September, romance, fantasy, murder, memoir, thriller, and historical fiction, these were my favorites, what were yours?

PART OF YOUR WORLD by Abbey Jimenez, country boy, city girl, real problems, love story that sticks with you. And kids, as in goats. 🐐 baaa.

THE WITCH AND THE TSAR by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore fantastic reimagining of Baba Yaga and so much more. A luscious dive into Russian lore.

THE MOZART CODE by Rachel McMillan, a great spy thriller that is Cold War with WWII flashbacks & a love story.

KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE, Deanna Rayburn dives into 20th cent murder & mayhem with knife sharp panache.

THE BOOK OF GOTHEL by Mary McNyne—a Rapunzel retelling that stands on its own.

THE CHOICE by Dr. Edith Eva Eger—if you’re feeling beat down, please read this amazing story of survival with tools.

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY by Quan Julie Wang Heartbreaking memoir of immigrating from China—imagine coming to a land as a child where you and your parents don’t know the language or the rules, and you find a library.

THE MARRIAGE PORTRAIT by the incomparable Maggie O’Farrell —a quite young Medici is married off and soon dead, based on the portrait of this tragic child.

LOVE ON THE BRAIN by Ali Hazelwood—her second STEM rocking romance

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