Book Buzz for June 18 | Books and Literature

‘Rogue Heroes’

Many years ago I stumbled across a lovely WWII history titled “Operation Mincemeat” by Ben Macintyre. Now, many years later I still look forward to his books and I’ve loved every one of them. He writes about the intrigues of World War II and he never fails to fascinate me.

This year’s release, “Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War,” gives the complete history of the British SAS. Thanks to the release of official documents surrounding this elite fighting force, Macintyre was able to present a wonderful account of the amazing deeds and fascinating characters that played a huge role in the Allies’ victory over Germany.

Everyone loves a good spy story and spy stories that are true are especially captivating. Add to that a great writer who knows how to tell a good yarn and you have a combination that simply cannot fail to entertain. Any history buff or Bond fan will find a lot to love in “Rogue Heroes.”

‘My Not So Perfect Life’

Life as viewed through Instagram is full of shiny exciting fun. Real life doesn’t always feel that way. But Katie, or Kat, Brenner is determined to have the Instagram life in “My Not So Perfect Life” by Sophie Kinsella. Kat’s recent move to London and her exciting new job with a top brand agency are just the beginning.

Her new boss Demeter is the perfect example of where she is headed. Great things are coming despite current setbacks including a horribly long commute from her tiny apartment and the impossibility of making ends meet with her low salary and high living costs.

“My Not So Perfect Life” is the perfect chick lit novel for light summer reading. However, I was surprised at the depth of character Kinsella creates and the relevant statements made about how we judge…

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