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”

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: 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: South on Highland by Liana Maeby

Here’s the thing about all those daily e-book deal emails, every once in a while one comes along that sounds interesting. That was the case when I saw South on Highland by Liana Maeby. I can’t recall what email I saw it in, but I thought: “This sounds like a good listen. Let’s see howContinue reading “Audiobook Review: South on Highland by Liana Maeby”

Audiobook Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston

**Warning this book deals with an eating disorder and treatment. Although the review doesn’t discuss it in detail the material may be triggering to some people.** There are some things that are hard to capture, especially if you haven’t been through it yourself. It’s easy to judge and think how easy it should be toContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston”

Audiobook Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Everyone fantasizes a little about what they would do if they were given a chance to change history. There are so many discussions in pop culture about time travel and its repercussions, and with all of that to contend with Landline by Rainbow Rowell still presents a really unique perspective on the subject. It’s almost ChristmasContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell”

Audiobook Review: The Program by Suzanne Young

 Mental health is a theme I am always interested in exploring in fiction. When I came across The Program by Suzanne Young, I thought that it would be a very interesting take on the subject. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could landContinue reading “Audiobook Review: The Program by Suzanne Young”

Audiobook Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #1)

If there was ever a harder book to write about and keep it spoiler-free it’s this one. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein falls into one of my genre kryptonite categories of World War II fiction. If you have been around this blog for a while you know that I speak really highly of CityContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #1)”