Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

It isn’t often that I get taken completely by surprise by a book, but it just happened as I was finishing Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel. To be fair, the main character in the book was also taken aback, so perhaps I was right where I should have been as the...

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

by Molly McConnell I remember the media adoration and critical love when The Goldfinch was released (Donna Tartt’s latest novel and Pulitzer Prize Winner). I passed on the chance to read it, instead sticking to my Amazon list – you can’t tell I’m goal-oriented,...

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

by Molly McConnell This is not a book I would have picked up or known about had I not been reading through Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime– a stellar list. Different stories are woven together into a single narrative, each chapter chronicling a...