10 Books I Think You Should Read Right Now

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Maisie Dobbs: The Mapping of Love and Death

I called 2013 "the year of Maisie Dobbs" because that's the year I discovered this series and that's when my fixation on all things Maisie began. This is another book that we started in print and moved to audio -- because we don't like to fight over who reads the next book FIRST and risk spoilers because one forgets theother hasn't read it. This isn't a fun, light series. Maisie can be dark and depressing and sad. The aftermath of WW1 was like that. As we head closer toward WW2, I'm expecting a lot more depressing things might happen.

Maisie is a solid, strong, female lead who's not a confused and frustrated-by-life 20 something. She's seen a lot. Learned a lot. Lived a lot. She also does a great job of leaning in. We could all learn a thing from Maisie.

This particular installment was one of my favorites. The cartographer and his love. Maisie and her relationship with Maurice and James. The entire story just worked for me. It was pretty near perfect.

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