My name is Maureen Box. I'm also known as Bookish Magpie.

I'm an American expat (from Minnesota) residing in the UK.
I live in a small town near London.
I am married with two grown-up sons.

I read a lot and own a lot of books - hence the name of my blog!

These are some of my favourite books:

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
The Island by Victoria Hislop
House of Echoes by Barbara Erskine
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

This blog will be about literary news and events as well as reviews of books I've read. If you would like me to review a book, please see my Review Policy for more information.