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 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: 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”

Audiobook Review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

So imagine that you’ve met the perfect guy. He’s considerate, he’s charming, he has a kid, he’s generally the whole package. There’s just one problem: he has a stalker, but you don’t actually mind that he has a stalker, because it makes your life more interesting. That’s the kind of thinking that frames Liane Moriarty’sContinue reading “Audiobook Review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty”

Book Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap

Memory is one of those themes that has always intrigued me. How does it shape who we are and construct who we become?  What happens when you can’t remember? Or when memory starts to work differently? That’s what brought me to Yesterday by Felicia Yap, which can quickly be described as a less-extreme The Giver by LoisContinue reading “Book Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap”

Book Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #1)

There is so much to say when it comes to Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. This delightfully weird novella has a colorful cast of characters that light up the pages, and give you a flicker of hope that maybe there’s a place in the many worlds for everyone. Eleanor West runs a schoolContinue reading “Book Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #1)”