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.lockartist
  • 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.