The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

Another week, another book! A fan of historical/romantic fiction? Consider this simple, immersive, and sad tale of a young girl’s will during the end of the Italian Renaissance.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Wade through childhood and remember what was forgotten and what adults could never see. This novella is beautiful and concise, achieving in less than 200 pages what some novels struggle to say in three times as many.