Favorite Books with Fewer Than 2000 Ratings on Goodreads

These books have fewer than 2000 ratings on Goodreads, meaning they are, well, underrated. Here are ten that fall into this category that I’ve really enjoyed.  Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris An absolutely stunning and amazing book.  There were many overnight hours spent with a little light, awake and reading.  Hustvedt demonstrates such thorough…

Be still a moment and this mystery explore: Crimes from Pushkin Vertigo

Pushkin Vertigo, a section of Pushkin Press, has dedicated itself to identifying masterful, classic foreign mysteries and bringing them to a new audience. Carefully chosen and given gorgeous cover designs, even the most dedicated crime reader will find something new. (Read about the other Pushkin Vertigo classics I loved) THE TOKYO ZODIAC MURDERS The Tokyo…

Making a Murderous Film

When Alfred Hitchcock was searching for his next film idea, he came across the book She Who Was No More by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. He inquired about the rights and found someone had beat him to it. It was already being adapted for the big screen by Henri-Georges Clouzot. It would become the intense…

If on a winter’s night, a book…

I shifted my reads for December to mid-month in anticipation of the upcoming winter break. Many of us will have several days off to relax, visit, nap, and most importantly, READ. These are some books that will help you forget your winter blues and settle in for an evening by the fire. The Big Book…

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