novel novels | august reads


One of my favorite parts of traveling is uninterrupted reading time.  For me, waiting to get somewhere is the perfect time to get lost in a novel. On the way back from NYC yesterday, I had 3 glorious hours to read. (more on the trip to NYC tomorrow)

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness is the final book in the All Souls trilogy.  While I looooved the first two, this one wasn’t as enjoyable.  As the last in the series, it’s wrapping up a lot of details and seemed rote.  While I was happy to find out what happened with the characters, I was disappointed when it was over.  Sigh.

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon, the latest in the Outlander series, was fantastic.  I always enjoy Jaime and Claire’s adventures.  While I could’ve done without the foray into the American Revolution (I find US History unbelievably boring..I know…it’s strange), I know it’s a necessary part of the story.  FYI-the Outlander TV series starts on Starz on Sunday.  If you’re a fan (obvs I excited!!), tune in at 9pm.  In preparation, I read Outlander again.  It’s probably the 4th time I’ve read it and I never re-read books.  I hope the TV series lives up to my imagination.


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