Julia Whelan is known for her superb audiobook narration skills, but did you know she also writes? Her second book, Thank You for Listening, is the story of an actress-turned-narrator.
Here's what I thought about Nine Perfect Strangers, the bestseller by Liane Moriarty. Nine Perfect Strangers was recently adapted into a TV show by Hulu, starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.
My review of Our Missing Hearts, the highly anticipated new release from Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You.
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin is the best book I've read so far in 2022. Here is my review.
This book was a blast -- and kind of made me want to give up blogging in exchange for a counterfeit handbag scheme?
First off, this is the same duo that wrote The Wife Between Us, which I haven't read. I know, I know. However, I now have to pick it up, because I really enjoyed The Golden Couple.
I underestimated Colleen Hoover. Truly. She's just so prolific that I suppose I pegged her for a churn-it-out kind of author, and I had never bothered to read her before this one. My friend who I do most of my buddy reads with, actually, is the one that put me onto It Ends With Us. I didn't agree to a buddy read in a timely enough manner, so she went ahead and then recommended it again. That got my attention -- I like a pre-vetted read by someone I trust. (Don't we all?) And now I see what the hype is about.
I've always found a self-aware book to be a bit cheaty -- just acknowledging that you are using cliches and then going ahead and writing it anyways feels like laziness. We all know that books are just stories recycled and rewritten and I think we are all willing to engage in a little suspension of disbelief together. But this one worked.
This is my first Jennifer Egan book, though I definitely heard wonderful things about A Visit from the Goon Squad. That being said, I'm quite pleased with The Candy House being my introduction.
Leave the World Behind was a fabulous read. It has all my favorites: poetic language, an end-of-the-world scenario, and filled with human moments. (Weirdly enough, Station Eleven just didn't do it for me.)