Once Upon a River

Rating: ✫✫✫✫✫/5

If you like:  Myths or fables, stories about stories, a bit of magic, atmospheric language, one narrator who narrates from multiple perspectives, a bit of mystery, historical fiction, real life places connected to the past


The best sign of a five-star read is if it keeps me up long past my bedtime. And I think I might have a new favorite author, and her name is Diane Setterfield. Oh my goodness, this book.

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Spinning Silver

Rating: ✫✫✫✫✫/5

If you like:  Myths or fables, Russian stories and settings, a bit of magic, cold and wintry climates, small aspects of faith woven into the storyline, multiple narrators and their rotating points-of-view, books over 400 pages


August hasn’t been a really great reading month in the way of “amount of books” I’ve been able to knock out so far, but it’s been really great in “quality of books” I’ve read so far!  Spinning Silver was such a beautiful book and though I have maybe one little caveat, it fully deserves the five-star rating I’m happy to give.

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