Finally getting to The Dutch house, the perfect book for my new book marks maiden....marking and Ollie already knows what being a great reading buddy is all about.🐾 Thanks again for sending this one to me! @sharread 🌷
A recent death in the family has prompted a necessary and long road trip. Thanks to @BkClubCare Recs, I had already requested some top quality audiobooks including this gem. I also love the story about how she selected (or rather commissioned then selected) the cover art! Tom Hanks doesn‘t disappoint as audio narrator.
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I had a couple really, really good reads in February, so this one was a rough choice to make. But, Patchett‘s familial tale won (over Wintering by Katherine May).
The Dutch House is spellbinding, in that there are so many feelings and emotions taking place in this book. Greed, hope, love, revenge (to a degree), and never forgetting. Patchett‘s writing made me fully virtualize the situations taking place in my mind.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Finally read this one. If I would have realized it‘s only kind of about the house and only kind of about the girl on the cover, I probably would have read it sooner! I enjoyed the relationships in the book, especially between the siblings at the center.
I know I'm fairly late to this party but I'm happy to have finally arrived nonetheless 😊 I loved this book! Totally lived up to the hype.
I ordered my first e-reader just now after taking my sister's for a testdrive. So excited for it to arrive. My tbr is about to get a whole lot bigger!
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3.75⭐️ I thought it was a really good book, but felt as though it dragged in places and as though it lacked an oomph to it. I realize that it wasn‘t meant to be that sort of book and that it was supposed to be that way, I wish there had been a little bit more oomph in the story. #2021 #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreview #bookstagram
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I never read a book where the cover matches the book so well. Beautifully written with descriptive details about a Dutch House and the people that live there. Character driven at it's best I was invested in the two sisters wholeheartedly. The people that live there aren't Dutch and the house isn't Dutch either. Cute story funny at times too. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
The story of a family, the story of two siblings, the story of a grand old house. Beautifully written, and how the story comes full circle at the end was just incredible to me. @Sleepswithbooks and @AmyG thanks to you both for sending this to me ♥️♥️
Wonderful Patchett, for the most part. I don't know, somehow the characters' issues were so blatant that I got cross with them for holding on so dearly to their upsets and not getting therapy 😂 maybe I'm just in a weird mood. Still highly recommended ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I have had mixed feelings about this author in the past, but I thoroughly enjoyed this. I read it in audio format, a great book to keep you company cleaning house, the characters were finely drawn, I was very pulled in to the story. I loved musing on the theme of home, what makes the Dutch house a home or not one, you know? It was good.
The central story of this book is the arc of the relationship of brother and sister Danny and Maeve, and it‘s fabulous. What I didn‘t like was the house used as a plot device, as for me it wasn‘t fleshed out in a way I found convincing. I think the book would be stronger without it. But otherwise great characters, great exploration of relationships.
#authoramonth I rarely read 2 books by the same author back to back.After Commonwealth, I knew I had to dive into this.When Mr Conroy goes from rags to riches in real estate, the idea of a grand house as a gift to his wife seems like the thing to do.It triggers a series of events that will be his family‘s undoing . Mother leaves ,Maeve & Danny ,the kids , bond tightly to each other trying to make a life for themselves & sense of it all. Grt. Read!
Different than I expected — some may find it too slow but if you think of it as a slice of life novel, it really shines. By the end, you feel like you really know these characters, you hurt for them and also want to shake some sense into them. Tom Hanks‘ narration is fabulous. #AuthorAMonth
I loved this book! It was beautifully written, the characters and the house, which was really a character in itself. I've read a few other of Patchett's novels, Run, Bel Canto, and State of Wonder - this was my favorite. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
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This is a light pick for me because I didn't enjoy it as much as other books by this author, and I felt some sections were too long. The idea of this massive house that keeps such a hold on people was captivating, almost as if the house was also a character.
Tom Hanks did a great job narrating. However, I kept seeing Woody in my mind reading to me. 😁
This was just a meh family saga story for me. I neither liked nor disliked the characters, and there were few parts of the story that I particularly became absorbed in. I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Tom Hanks and as much as I love him as an actor, the narration fell flat for me. #AuthorAMonth #BookspinBingo #DoubleSpin
Beautifully written. Interesting novel where a place plays such an important role by holding the storyline intact. I chose #audiobook as it was performed by Tom Hanks. Narration was too good as expected but still I want to read it in print in the future. My first 5🌟 read of June #bookspinbingo #authoramonth
Too long. Too boring. And I'm probably the only person ever that just isn't that into Tom Hanks (though he was really funny back in the 1980's).
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A little leftover lunchtime reading party happening 🥰🙌🏻 It‘s wonderful not having to deal with coworkers in the lunchroom: “Hi! Oh! Sorry, didn‘t see you reading. What are you reading? Actually, don‘t tell me. I‘ll ask you after your lunch so I don‘t keep disturbing you. (Sounds of rooting in the fridge, microwave beeping, them humming) Okay. I‘ve got everything I need now so it‘ll be quiet again, ha ha ha! Hope you keep liking your book! Bye!”
I started this book, not knowing what it was about, having only read great review. I was not disappointed. A very interesting story, with a unique perspective, this book lived up to all the great reviews.
At the centre of the story, a beautiful mansion, surrounded by generations of people that lived their lives, happiness, disappointments, tragedies, love... and the house unites them all.
Now that I have my new reading glasses, I am all ready to start this months book club pick. Of course before I started this someone told me Tom Hanks reads the audiobook for this!! Maybe I‘ll read along...
The struggle is real folks!
I am starting this highly rated historical fiction today. Any thoughts?
An exploration of family, including the family home, with its somewhat creepy ties to prior owners. The narrator Danny grew up in the house, but still feels a draw to it, even after his abrupt departure. With flashbacks and reminisces, Danny constructs a multilayered telling of events, filled with insights on what it means to be loved and to love, with just a hint of obsession. I loved this book! It‘s one I can see rereading, just to catch ⬇️⬇️⬇️
I listened to the audiobook, read by Tom Hanks. It was lovely to listen to him, there were a few interesting moments of the book, but overall, not much happened and it just wasn't my cup of tea. If I was reading it, I might have given up halfway through but Tom Hanks kept me hanging in there.