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Hello, all!

These two books I received via Edelweiss and Netgalley, so a big thank you to them and the publishers for the copies!

Pub Date: 3-12-19 by
Simon & Schuster
Adult - Non-Fiction - True Crime
The Trial of Lizzie Borden- Cara Robertson: I've always been a bit fascinated by Lizzie Borden and so I was very intrigued by this book. It's a massive undertaking and dense with information. It breaks down the whole event into sections, and focuses heavily on the trial itself, which are detailed down to the most minute details, by day. Along with all the information, there are also court drawings and pictures littered throughout, which in and of themselves are super interesting to look at. Robertson did such a wonderful job of telling the full story of events, from the Borden's lives before the incident to the trial to Lizzie's reclusive life after. It's such a well rounded view of one of America's most notorious murder cases, and a must read for any true crime fan.

Rating: 3/5

Pub Date: 3-26-19 by
Park Row
Adult - Contemporary
The Library of Lost and Found- Phaedra Patrick: Martha Storm lives a quiet, quaint life as a librarian in a small seaside village. She constantly puts others in front of herself, and never says no to someone in need. Her whole world turns upside down though once a mysterious book of fairy tales is left on the library's doorstep. Soon Martha finds this isn't just a regular book, it's full of stories she wrote growing up, and it has a dedication from her grandmother dated three years after she supposedly died. This book takes Martha on an emotional journey through her family's past where she uncovers harsh truths that were hidden from her and the depth of her own strength. I found this whole story very charming. Watching Martha go on this journey of self discovery and truly coming into her own was so heartwarming and satisfying, and at times even frustrating. It was a nice mix of quirky, funny and moving, and perfect if you're looking for something a little more emotional but still cozy.

Rating: 3/5


  1. ohh I might add the second one to my list! not sure if I'd like the first one.

    1. I was gonna tell you to read the second! I think you'd like it.


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