October 2021 Wrap Up

Welcome to my October Wrap Up! It’s been a great month, getting back to sharing my passion for literature with all of you. I hope you’ve discovered some new reads along with me. In case you missed any of my updates, here’s your chance to catch up.

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The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

[Book Review] The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

By Sarah Penner Nella is an apothecary in 18th century London like her mother before her. But when a lover’s deception brings tragedy to her doorstep, Nella begins dispensing tinctures, powders, and the like to women desperate to be free of men in their lives. Each customer, and her intended victim, is recorded in the […]


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A Contrary Journey with Velvel Zbarzher, Bard by Jill Culiner

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

[Book Review] A Contrary Journey with Velvel Zbarzher, Bard by Jill Culiner

By Jill Culiner In her latest work, Jill Culiner takes her reader on a journey through 19th century eastern Europe as she searches for a rebel and contrarian, Velvel Zbarzher. Zbarzher spoke in favor of Jewish Enlightenment at a time when communities were ruled by the Hasidic rebbes and Jewish law controlled all aspects of […]

URGE to ROME: My Quest to Become Sexy, Sultry & Migraine-Free by Kyra Robinov

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

[Book Review] URGE to ROME: My Quest to Become Sexy, Sultry & Migraine-Free by Kyra Robinov

By Kyra Robinov When her husband’s work in food opens up the opportunity for their family to spend a year living abroad, they make the decision to spend a year in Rome. Kyra Robinov’s latest memoir recounts their year of new experiences, challenges, and personal growth as she and her husband, along with their two […]

The Girl with the Silver Star by Rachel Zolotov

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

[Book Review] The Girl with the Silver Star by Rachel Zolotov

By Rachel Zolotov After bombs started dropping in Minsk, Raisa and her husband, Abraham, decide they need to escape in order to keep their daughters safe. As they were seeking a train out of the city, Abraham is conscripted into the Russian Army, leaving Raisa to manage on her own with their two young girls. […]

Other Books on this Month’s Reading List

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Hanukkah Bookish Gift Guide

18 Bookish Hanukkah Gifts for the Reader in Your Life, 2021 Edition

It’ll be time to light the Hanukkah lights before we know it. Which means it’s time to start planning for eight nights of presents! To help you find the best gifts to give the book lover in your life, I’ve compiled a list of 18 great ideas to get you started. Some of these are […]

10 Children’s Books for Hanukkah

Hanukkah is only about two weeks away! What better time to add to your child or grandchild’s library and pass along the story and traditions of the holiday? I’ve assembled a list of 10 suggestions to do just that, including one for interfaith families. Enjoy! This page contains affiliate links. This meas for any purchase […]

18 Books with a Jewish Voice 2021 Edition

Back by popular demand, and in time for Hanukkah, I’ve assembled a list of eighteen books, with a Jewish voice, from my 2021 reading list. With a wide variety of genres, you’ll find something for every reader on your gift list this year. This page contains affiliate links. This means for any purchase made, I […]


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