The Dead Shall Be Raised_George Bellairs Portrait of a Marriage_Nigel Nicolson 20170617_120250 The Vegetarian_Han Kang

The Roundup: Books I Read in August

The Roundup features all the books I read over the month of August. It was a strange and busy month, and it threw me off my reading groove. I didn’t want these titles lost forever to the blog, so I’ve gathered them all in one post.   The Dead Shall Be Raised by George Bellairs […]... Read More
Penance_Kanae Minato

Penance by Kanae Minato

Ever since reading her gripping first novel, Confessions, I’ve kept Kanae Minato on my growing watchlist of Japanese authors. Hailed in Japan as the Queen of ‘Iyamisu’, a subgenre of mystery fiction that delves into the sinister side of human nature, Minato’s darkly woven tale of a mother seeking vengeance after the murder of her […]... Read More
Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs

Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs

“But what about the victim, Oldfield? Who is Tither? What is she?” “I was coming to that. She’s an old maid who lives in Hilary Magna and about the biggest paul-pry in the county. Nothing goes on that she doesn’t know about, or rather didn’t.” Death of a Busybody is my first read from the British Library […]... Read More