Can you believe it’s already February? Do you have your February reading list ready to go for those cold, snowy days when nobody wants to leave the house? Fret not, we have book recommendations that are full of intrigue, mystery, gossip and great minds that will keep you entertained all month long!
The Only Woman in the Room is the story of Austrian born Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood screen star in 1930s and 1940s, who was recently recognized for outstanding contributions to science. This well-written glimpse into Lamarr’s fascinating life will leave the reader looking for more.
Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age offers research showing most older women are deeply happy and finding joy in this later stage of life. Stories from women of a variety of backgrounds and circumstances provide optimistic models finding that happiness is a choice and a skill set that you can develop as you live your life.
Unquiet is based on the upbringing of a child of two great artists; Swedish filmmaker, Ingmar Bergman and actress, screenwriter and director, Liv Ullman. Written in a beautiful and creative style, the child learns to understand something about love and about parents.
Once Upon a River is an old fashioned folktale layered with magic, mystery and elements of the supernatural. This is a great read for lovers of epic novels, readers who like magical realism, and for those who like rich character driven novels. Full of twists and turns like the River Thames.
Elsey Come Home is a story about a woman struggling to balance a career as a painter, motherhood, expat in Beijing, individual, marriage and a drinking problem. Elegantly written about life’s complexities, and a woman at the crossroads. A thought-provoking read.
Walking with Destiny is the life story of the great Sir Winston, using new sources including King George VI diaries, minutes from the War Room Cabinet and private papers of his children. This book is a brilliant piece of storytelling, written by a popular journalist. Extremely enjoyable!
Watching You is a clever, suspenseful, psychological thriller about an up-scale neighborhood filled with watchers and those being watched, some are in fact driven by dark motives. Expert misdirection keeps the reader guessing in this twisty British mystery.
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