Audiobook Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

I have a soft spot for the “grumpy old man” trope, and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman hits that spot perfectly.  Ove is a curmudgeon with a long list of things he dislikes, a short fuse, and staunch principles. He is the person who patrols and neighborhood and keeps people in line, but hisContinue reading “Audiobook Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman”

Audiobook Review: The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close

You ever read a book where you want to be friends with the character for maybe a few hours, then you want to slowly “ghost” yourself out of their lives? Yea, The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close is kind of like that! Beth and Matt Kelly are Washington D.C. transplants. They leave New York when Matt isContinue reading “Audiobook Review: The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close”

Audiobook Review: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girl by Anton DiSclafani

Okay, let’s talk about girls, equestrianism, and the onset of the depression? Or let’s just focus on the first two with hints of the last one. Yea, that sounds like a good idea. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani tells the story of a young lady named Thea who is being depositedContinue reading “Audiobook Review: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girl by Anton DiSclafani”

Book Review: No One Knows by J.T. Ellison

Sometimes I just can’t find thrillers thrilling, or even interesting until the very end. Sadly, No One Knows by J.T. Ellison was one of those for me. Aubrey Hamilton’s husband went missing five years ago, on the eve of his best friend’s wedding. His disappearance made Aubrey a prime suspect in the case and turned herContinue reading “Book Review: No One Knows by J.T. Ellison”

Book Review: The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry (The Elements Series #4)

In July, I signed up for a Round Robin at Keystroke Blog. There are four bloggers who have signed up to read each other’s favorite books and annotate them with our thoughts. We had to be able to read any book we received within a few weeks and be willing to read any book in anyContinue reading “Book Review: The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry (The Elements Series #4)”

Audiobook Review: Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

I love a good thriller. I can’t remember where I first heard about Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin, but something made me want to get the audiobook version. I started listening and I was amazed. At first glance, it seems like this is a story you’ve read before, but as it continues, you realize thatContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin”

Audiobook Review: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Years ago, I watched Fight Club for the first time on DVD during a big storm, and I had no idea what happened. The DVD was sitting in my cabinet forgotten. I actually thought that I may have given it to my brother for a time. Something about this movie seemed to keep inching its wayContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk”

Audiobook Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

This has been on my digital audio shelf for over a year and I finally got around to it, and the only thing I have to say is: what took me so long? Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a masterfully crafted young adult World War II story about fate, survival, and guilt.Continue reading “Audiobook Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys”

Audiobook Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while now, you know that I tend to listen to audiobooks while driving to different places. You may also know that I don’t drive a lot, or very far, so sometimes that means it can take me weeks to finish one audiobook! That is not the caseContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple”

Book Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

 There is a part of my that loves sickeningly sweet stories about teenagers in love, and a part of me that just can’t suspend my disbelief about how unrealistic the expectation of finding your soulmate is. These two parts of me have a hard time reconciling themselves when it comes to Nicola Yoon’s The Sun isContinue reading “Book Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon”