Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Cozy Mystery · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Pages: 191 Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery/Crime/Classic Publication Date: February 1942 Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Deception, Honesty, Loyalty A dead young woman has been found in the Bantry household’s library! Who is she? How did she get there? More importantly will the culprit be found before another murder takes place? Who’s going to solve the mystery? Why, Miss Marple, of course! I picked…… Continue reading Book Review: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Pages: 224 Genre: Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Classic Publication Date: February 1932 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Working Together, Trust, Being One Step Ahead The eighth novel of the Hercule Poirot series follows Hercule and his partner, Hastings, as they try to solve a mystery which turns out to be fairly tricky to solve. Hercule and Hastings stumble upon the young and naive Magdala “Nick” Buckley.…… Continue reading Book Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Cozy Mystery · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Pages: 268 Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery/Suspense/Classic Publication Date:  January 1922 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Friendship, Working Together, Trust, Trust Own Instincts, Bravery, Identity, Courage, Loyalty Young and energetic Tommy and Tuppence are extremely close, but they find themselves in desperate need of money. Determined to take on any job, they find themselves intertwined with the mysterious Mr. Whittington. Quickly, their…… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Book Review · Children · Classic · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Holiday

Book Review: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Genre: Children/Holiday/Christmas/Fantasy Pages: 138 Publication Date: December 1, 2017 (Original: 1816) Rating:  out of 5 Theme: Kindness, Helping others, Friendship It’s Christmas time and Godfather Drosselmeier has another round of unique gifts to share. There is one gift that captures little Mary’s attention though – a nutcracker. It is meant to be shared among the family, but since Mary has…… Continue reading Book Review: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Book Review · Classic · Dystopian

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Genre: Dystopian/Classic Number of Pages: 324 Publication Date: February 17, 1986 Rating:  out of 5 Story Perspective: First Person Themes: Feminism, Oppression, Gender Roles, Religion, Social Order In a society where marriage is more of a convenience for some while others it’s not an option, where public executions are used as lessons, and where the future is unknown, follow Offred…… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood