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Three Books I'm Reading Now, 3/13/23 Edition

The Books I'm Reading Now

I'm listening to William Kent Krueger's historical fiction novella set on the banks of the overflowing Mississippi, The Levee; I'm reading a witchy tale set in 1762 Brittany, The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan (author of A Secret History of Witches); and I'm reading the upcoming Hello Beautiful, fiction about trying to overcome past trauma and tragedy by Dear Edward author Ann Napolitano.

What are you reading these days, bookworms?


01 The Levee by William Kent Krueger

In William Kent Krueger's audio novella The Levee, four men in a rowboat struggle to rescue a family trapped by the rising waters of the Mississippi after a storm. The river balloons to 80 feet wide, and three convicts and their leader arrive at the ancestral home to rescue the family--but not all of them want to leave.

Secrets and loyalties swirl as the levee threatens to give, flooding the town.

William Kent Krueger is also the author of Ordinary Grace and This Tender Land.

I received an audiobook edition of this title courtesy of and Simon & Schuster Audio Originals as part of the ALC program. The story is narrated by J.D. Jackson.


02 The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan

It's 1762 in Brittany, and there hasn't been an Orchière witch born in generations.

Ursule Orchière watches her mother fooling local women with her false spells, using her family history to pretend legitimacy.

But as Ursule comes of age, real sparks of power begin to emerge. Will she be the embodiment of her family's long-held hopes and potential?

Louisa Morgan is also the author of A Secret History of Witches.

You might also like the books on the Greedy Reading List Six Wonderfully Witchy Stories and Six More Wonderfully Witchy Stories to Charm You.


03 Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

William grew up in a family broken by tragedy, the darkness and trauma of which shaped his childhood and overshadowed everything.

When he meets Julia in his freshman year of college, she pulls him into her high-spirited, joy-filled, energetic orbit--and pulls him into her loving family, including her two charming sisters.

When William's painful history resurfaces, it threatens everything. Can he and Julia go on--and will her family ever be the same?

Napolitano is also the author of Dear Edward, a heartbreaking and lovely book I adored.

I received an electronic version of this title, scheduled for publication March 14, courtesy of NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group.


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