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Three Books I'm Reading Now, 8/28/23 Edition

The Books I'm Reading Now

I'm reading A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains, Isabelle L. Bird's narrative nonfiction set in the late nineteenth century West; I'm reading Kate Morton's dual-timeline mystery, Homecoming; and I'm reading Ashley Poston's newest light fiction that plays with time, The Seven Year Slip.

What are you reading these days, bookworms?


01 A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: Embracing Adventure, Nature, and Freedom by Isabella L. Bird

Isabella Bird was a British explorer of the western United States in the late 1800s, and she journeyed the challenging terrain in shocking solo fashion.

Bird was an understated trailblazer with irresistible determination and feistiness.

I'm listening to the audiobook version of A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains, narrated by Clare Wille, courtesy of and Naxos Audiobooks.


02 Homecoming by Kate Morton

In Kate Morton's newest novel, Homecoming, it's Christmas Eve in southern Australia, and a local man makes a horrific discovery on the grounds of a grand country estate.

Years later, Jessica is a struggling reporter in London who is summoned home to Sydney to care for her grandmother Nora, who has sustained a serious fall.

While there, Jessica discovers a true-crime account of The Turner Family Tragedy of 1959--and her own family's connection to the unthinkable events.

Morton's story explores secrets, loyalties, mysteries, and the complicated matter of coming home.

Morton is also the author of The Clockmaker's Daughter, The Forgotten Garden, The Secret Keeper, The House at Riverton, The Lake House, and The Distant Hours.


03 The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston

What do we want? Books that play with time! When do we want them?

Ashley Poston's newest romantic fiction is centered around Clementine, a harried book publicist who falls in love with her temporary roommate...then discovers he's living seven years in the past.

Her aunt always said the apartment was a "pinch in time," where timelines blurred together. Now Clementine must figure out if her heart is strong enough to cope with losing the unlikely love she's finally found.

Ashley Poston is also the author of The Dead Romantics.


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