Bionic Book Worm

Book reviews, Top 5 Tuesday, recommendations and more


Historical Fiction


ENCHANTÉE Written by Gita Trelease Published by Flatiron/Macmillan, February 5, 2019 My star rating - 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her... Continue Reading →


The Librarian of Auschwitz

THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ Written by Antonio Iturbe Published by Henry Holt, October 20, 2017 My star rating - 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a... Continue Reading →


OUTLANDER Written by Diana Gabaldon Published by Anchor Canada, 2002 (First published in 1991) My star rating: 5 stars!! THE SYNOPSIS:           The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from... Continue Reading →

TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2018!

It's here, it's here! The list is here! And let me tell you - this list was NOT easy to narrow down to just 10! I read so many amazing books this year and ended up with a list 20... Continue Reading →

The Shadow of the Wind

THE SHADOW OF THE WIND Written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Published by Penguin books, January 25, 2005 My star rating: 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Barcelona, 1945 - just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its... Continue Reading →

Burial Rites

BURIAL RITES Written by Hannah Kent Published by Little Brown, September 10, 2013 My star rating: 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal... Continue Reading →

The Song of Achilles

THE SONG OF ACHILLES Written by Madeline Miller Published by Harper Collins, March 6, 2012 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of... Continue Reading →

My Lady Jane

MY LADY JANE Written by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows Published by Harper Teen, June 7, 2016 My star rating: 5 million stars!!! THE SYNOPSIS: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying,... Continue Reading →

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE Written by Mackenzie Lee Published by Katherine Tegen Books, June 27, 2017 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was... Continue Reading →

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