Recent Books — Lock Artist, Good Lord Bird, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Maisie Dobbs
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton. Fantastic story of a young man struggling with a turbulent life, a turbulent background, and his really unique attributes. Really enjoyed.
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. The story of the abolitionist John Brown told from inside his troop. Engaging and depressing and uplifting.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. The coming of age of a young art student who realizes that she and her family are actually something quite unnatural and important. This is well travelled road, but a solid tale nonetheless.
An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear. Solid English countryside mystery. Totally enjoyable if you are into that kind of thing (which I am). Apparently many more in the series.