We’ve been all over this month, visiting New York, Paris, and more–including libraries and bookshops. Here are this month’s best finds:
The House of Windjammer, by V. A. Richardson
The heart of the house of Windjammer is in their ships. When their magnificent Star Fleet is lost on a long and fruitless journey to the Americas, fifteen-year-old Adam Windjammer recognizes the beginning of the end. Soon the Windjammers find themselves the target of a brutal plot to ruin them–and as the heir of the Windjammer fortune, Adam knows he is the only one who can save his family. This fascinating novel paints a warm and vibrant picture of seventeenth-century Amsterdam that readers of historical fiction will love.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Marie Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is truly one of the best books I have ever read. Juliet Ashton, writer behind the humorous column Izzy Bickerstaff, is facing a severe case of writer’s block. When she receives a letter from a Daswey Adams of Guernsey, she realizes that Guernsey is a hidden treasure trove of stories, both grim and silly. Readers looking for a heart-melting, feel-good novel will be enchanted.
The Road to Little Dribbling, by Bill Bryson
Twenty years after publishing his famous Notes on a Small Island, Bill Bryson, author of over twenty books, published The Road to Little Dribbling, yet another hilarious and loving examination of Britain. From Bognor Regis all the way down to Cape Wrath, Bryson very loosely follows his invented “Bryson Line” in a wry, sincere, and laugh-out-loud volume that will enchant both new Bryson readers and those who have been following his career since the beginning.