"My Hands Came Away Red" by Lisa McKay.I wanted to like this more than I did. I felt like there was maybe one too many main characters. There wasn't enough time for character development for all of them so they fell a little flat. But the concept of the story and the plot I thought was great.
"Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes. Heartbreaking, interesting and very deserving of the awards it has won.
"Travels on the Lost Continent" by Bill Bryson. I generally like Bill Bryson. I hated this book. His attitude is snobby and bad and everything was beneath him. I'm glad I didn't start with this book or else I'd probably not have read any of his others.
"Alias Hook" by Lisa Jensen. This book is most most excellent. The only reason I didn't do a review is that there are so many other reviews out there about this great book. Read this one and throw shade at Peter Pan forever!
"Narrow Door at Colditz" by Robert L Wise. The fictionalized account of POW's attempted escapes/escapes from a camp that is housed in an ancient castle on a mountain near the Czech border. (From B&H Publishing) I couldn't really get past the writing style with this one.
"Mr Chartwell" by Rebecca Hunt. A huge black dog is the manifestation of depression that haunts Winston Churchill and a young librarian who has experienced tragedy. I didn't know what I was getting with this book at first but I loved it. So recommended.