Posts by Kathy K
Looking for something different to read, to challenge you, then check out the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners, which honor books that address racism and diversity. The 2020 books have been announced "The new books explore human diversity in riveting style, putting the lie to racism and ableism even as reading them knits us closer together in times when we must be apart," said prize manager Karen Long. I have included the ebook link for those available in the Wisconsin Digital Library and at the end the library book.
Looking for something to read or listen to? There are many titles to choose from in the Wisconsin Digitial Library with your public library card. Since March is Women's History Month, why not check out some nonfiction books about women? Below are a few suggestions. I tried to choose ones that are available now (or at least were when I was writing this post). There are many more if you do a subject search "Women's Studies".
The Lusitania has recently been sunk. World War I is ongoing and the United States is trying to stay neutral. That is the setting for a new historical mystery set in 1915 New York City. The main character of A Front Page Affair is a privileged young woman journalist who has started working at the New York Sentinel. Capability Weeks, aka Kitty, works for the Ladies page editor as an apprentice. Her first assignment is to cover a society party, the Independence Day gala north of the city. At the party a man she has interviewed has been shot and killed.
- 999 :the extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune Macadam
- The Clockmaker by Jane A Adams [9/3]
character: Scotland Yard Det. Chief Insp. Henry Johnstone
This year has just flown by. The best books of the year lists have started. Publishers Weekly has their Top 10 already for the year. They also have lists for the various genres as well as books for kids. Are there any that you would add to this top 10?
What are you reading this summer? For the past couple of years I've been sharing a list of new mysteries that I am looking forward to - and here is the latest batch. I've already started checking off some on my summer mysteries list. I've met some new and some old familiar characters and am looking forward to meeting and catching up with some more. To get your started, if you like historical mysteries then check the The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason. I enjoyed It.