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I like reading books about war dogs, shipwrecks, and lady aviators.

Currently reading

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper
The Diviners - Libba Bray

Libba Bray is unparalleled in her ability to create a deep and immersive world for her characters and readers. A Great and Terrible Beauty was one of my favorite books about 10 years ago, and it's fun to continue returning to Libba Bray's new creations. I don't love all of them, but luckily, this one was masterful.


The 1920s came to life beautifully without seeming cliched or overdone, as the 20s usually are. This novel had a little bit everything, and even the supernatural bits were compelling and intriguing without ever jumping the shark. The characters felt complex and fully realized, each with their own mysteries and backstories that connected together artfully. 


And, just like A Great and Terrible Beauty, I can already tell I'll put this on my reread list.