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Karen A.

Karen A. Books are my tickets to unlimited destinations. I choose to travel to the past with historical fiction and mysteries, to the present with books on current affairs, and to the future and worlds unknown with my many choices from the sci-fi and fantasy shelves.



Book Lists

Latest Reads 

Book title: Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan Book title: Passage by Connie Willis Book title: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson Book title: The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins Book title: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 

Favourite Series

Book title: A Thursday Next Digital Collection by Jasper Fford Book title: Dissolution by C. J. Sansom Book title: Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch Book title: The Great Revolt by Paul Doherty Book title: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Recent Reads

Book title: Blackout by Connie Willis Book title: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho Book title: The Magicians Land by Lev Grossman Book title: The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy. Book title: Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance

Graphic Novels

Book title: A Wrinkle in Time The Graphic Novel adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson Book title:  Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton Book title:  Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip Book title: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Book title: Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton

Picture Books and Longer Bedtime Stories

Book title: Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. Book title:  Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems Book title: Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel. Book title:  Inkspell by Cornelia Funke Book title: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo


Book title: It Must've Been Something I Ate by Jeffrey Steingarten Book title: Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Book title: The Bedside Book of Birds by Graeme Gibson Book title: The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant Book title: The Victorian House by Judith Flanders


Book title:  Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan Book title: How to Cook Everything Fast by Mark Bittman Book title: A New way to Dinner by Amanda Hesser Book title:  Plenty by Yotam Otolenghi Book title: Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison