Review: The Good Thief

The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

I’ll be honest–I’ve completely forgotten where the recommendation for The Good Thief came from. I believe I saw it mentioned, but not reviewed, in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, but I’m not sure. In any case, it was on the List and available at my current local library. I had to pick it up.

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Teaser Tuesday: The Good Thief

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

But he knew what it felt like to be left behind, and for the first time in his life he wasn’t the one watching with an aching stomach from the gate as someone else was taken home. He knew then to say what they all said–I’ll come back to visit–and, like them, he knew never would.

pg. 37 of The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

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Sunday Salon: Book Notes


When I was just a wee lass, my paternal grandmother gave me her copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I read it happily, until I got to the last few chapters. My grandmother had underlined, in pen, several passages of the novel. I was shocked that somebody would desecrate a book like that! It had been made very clear to me by my mother that writing in books was bad, ever since I scribbled in and tore up in my brother’s Asterix comic books. (There are many words to describe myself as a child–let’s just go with completely bonkers for now.)

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