The Witch of Bourbon Street

The Witch of Bourbon Street had a pretty convoluted plotline, but I’ll give it a go.  Frankie is a witch from an old family who has long denied her powers.  She moves back to the family home that witnessed several mysterious deaths several generations back.  The disappearance of Frankie’s son and appearance of her long-lost daughter force Frankie to confront her past.

All the Light We Cannot See

If you look this book up, it is described as a story about a blind girl and a German boy in World War II France.  And that’s true.  But it’s also the story of a town called Saint Malo – how it is occupied, destroyed, and rebuilt.  It’s also a fairy tale of the old school, full of darkness and evil and danger and goodness and redemption.  And yes, it is a story about a girl and boy who live a world turned upside down.

The Admirals

The Admirals is a non-fiction book about Admiral Nimitz, Admiral Halsey, Admiral Leahy, and Admiral King.  Borneman looks to their families, childhood, and time at the US Naval Academy in an attempt to understand what made these men so remarkable.  He then explores their career paths, culminating in their roles in ending World War II.

Night Diver

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I’ve reviewed a book!  Never fear, I’ve been reading the whole time.  I think I got out of sync because I did the thing where I was reading several books at once and just couldn’t finish any of them.  But I’m not sure why I haven’t reviewed this book yet.  It was a total guilty pleasure book that I definitely did not struggle to finish.

The Vanquished

I started reading this book last month, and it was the sort of non-fiction book that made me want to read a pulpy fiction book at the same time.  I took a trip to Barnes & Noble to get book number 2 in Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase series and walked out $100 lighter.  Always a hazard in my world.  This book was so very dry that I actually started reading three other books since I started it.