My audio books have been LONG this month and by long I mean many, many hours of listening. The other similarity between my September Audio books is that they have been historical fiction. I enjoy listening to historical fiction because they are often the books I want to read but find I lack the patience for the descriptions and backstories when I am reading but in an audio book they just flow better.
What is your Best Day Ever? Have you ever thought about it? Your wedding day? The birth of a child? In Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda Paul is planning the Best Day Ever for his wife Mia but will it be her idea of the best day?
I don’t often read nonfiction but when I do they often end up being some of my favorite books of the year and The Year of Yes by Shonda Rimes is no exception. It is my current favorite book I’ve read this year and my 1st 5 star read of the year. Don’t know if I just read it at the right time but I am completely hooked.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is one of those books that is much talked about. And if you look beneath the surface there is much to think about – is it a story of family? truth? loyalty? parent’s love? or something else? And it is one of those books I am ambivalent about. … I’m not sure if it was when I read the book or if it really just didn’t touch me, but there is a lot there and it is worth the read so you can decide for yourself.
Sometimes secrets have the potential to do so much harm if they are revealed that you keep them even from the people you tell everything to. The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachel Johns explores what happens when these secrets are revealed to your closest friends.
When well known people author books it can go either way – it can be a hot mess or it can be enjoyable. So when I saw that a well known librarian, Nancy Pearl, had an authored a book I was curious and since she’s a librarian I was rooting for her. I was very happy that George and Lizzie is imminently readable. Continue reading George and Lizzie Book Review
There are times when I like a little mystery and sometimes a cozy mystery series is what I crave. It seems like there are cozy mystery series for just about every interest. Uncorking A Lie by Nadine Nettmann combines a mystery with wine. What could be better!
Cafe By the Sea by Jenny Colgan is a great little book after a stressful week. It is a story of a young woman that is chasing her dream but she is not sure what her dream really is. It is a quick read that helps erase a bad day.
Time for the August Audio Book Round Up. I’ve listened to a mix of audio books, memoir, mystery, and several on the “Must Read” lists, in the last month and think Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling was my favorite.
Young Jane Young is an excellent read!! It grabbed me & wouldn’t let me go! I was only going to read a chapter & ended up reading the whole book in an afternoon which, in my eyes, is the mark of an excellent book!!