I love Sarah Winman‘s writing. But oh, this one is sad.
Just gorgeous writing - like everyone else, I was absolutely captivated by this beautiful gentle story about how three very ordinary people found and lost and found each other (in a way) again. I'm planning on buying copies as gifts for my MIL and a few of the other literary fiction fans in my life. This one's a keeper.
#AlphabetGame Letter T
From all the good books starting with. T I chose this one. I loved it and need to reread it.
Amazing how much this author accomplished with so few words. Ellis, Michael, and Annie have a special connection that is revealed in scenes, many remembered by characters when thinking back to formative years and experiences. Kind of how real life is, and that made this book all the more impactful for me. So much grief though, so beware.
Cayla! Thank you sooo much for this sweet and thoughtful package! I love everything! You put your heart into this and I can tell! Love your letter and thank you for the sweet things you said. That means the world to me! Can‘t wait to write in my notebook and read these books! Thank you so much sweetie 💗💗💗 sending you lots of love and hugs 🤗
I love the way Winman writes about longing and loss. The language is simple yet lyrical and beautiful. The book explores different types of love/relationships - first love, friendship, marriage. Winman also writes about the AIDS epidemic. The first part that centers around Ellis drew me in but I felt less connected to Michael and Annie. It‘s 3 out of 5 stars for me.
Gosh, what a book, what a read.
I've neglected chores and the boyfriend as I've been consumed by this tale of three.
Almost wept at various points but equally smiled so much 😊😊😍😢
2017, Paris, France, After an exhausting nine hour flight, I reach my hotel and at the reception desk stands a really handsome guy, one whom I'm smitten by almost immediately. It was really difficult keeping a straight face while filling out the various forms because I couldn't help but steal a glance of him ❤️ (continued in comments)
Poignant, thought-provoking, heartbreaking, tear-jerking, soul-restoring & beautifully written, this book is a thing of joy. The complexity of the relationship between the 3 main characters unfurls slowly & seductively & I was entranced. Loved all the oblique Wizard of Oz references, loved Michael's section, a snapshot of the 80s AIDS epidemic, loved the ending in France, loved it all. So sad, but also weirdly uplifting. Gosh, what a book!
A lovely, albeit melancholy, novel about friendship, family, love, art and grief.
So happy to be starting a new book today. My last read was a bit of a hard slog so I'm hoping this one flows a little easier.
Has anyone read this gorgeous and deep slim novel? I remember reading and thinking this is fine and then the end came like a gut punch and I couldn't stop thinking about the whole book for weeks and weeks.
Postal book club strikes again... I went in to this tiny book knowing nothing about it, was promptly completely absorbed in the beautiful storytelling, was totally blindsided by the direction the story took, and was finally stunned by a perfect ending.
Never have I seen a more apt blurb on a book cover. I am all astonishment.
Not going to talk about what happens in this book—everyone should experience it for themselves. ❤️
I received a BEAUTIFUL package of birthday goodies today from the lovely and marvelous @Meaw_catlady !!! Thank you so so SO MUCH, Ray! You are so kibd and sweet! I especially love the books and mala beads! 😍📚💕
Just spotted on Instagram.... Sarah Winman announced a new book for July 2021... so excited! I know you loved Tin man too @BarbaraBB
5🌟 A story about love in all forms, grief, and friendship. Winman's storytelling was superb! Slowly and nonchalantly showing us these characters and their layers, their longing and love for each other. I loved them all by the end. The whole book was so serene and beautifully done. Her prose are steadfast and wistful. The narration in the second half was so raw, like an open wound. This left me heartbroken but content at the same time.
Thanks for the tag Helen 😊👍💕@squirrelbrain
Covers I love? I‘m always drawn to covers with a watery/swimming theme....
Here are some favorites..... 📚😍
Feel like playing? @Tex2Flo @erzascarletbookgasm
"Make peace with it, my boy. Make your peace."
I had no idea how much I needed this book. In such a small package, Winman has not only perfectly personified grief, but reframed it entirely into something beautiful and hopeful. What a lovely short read for a quiet Friday night. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I decided to also complete all 15 prompts for Leo, which is my rising sign. Out of the 107 books read in June, 23 covered the Leo prompts. The tagged book Tin Man covered the most Leo prompts. 🧡🦁🧡
#ReadYourSign #Leo @Meaw_catlady
Day one of #CYOReadathon is over, and I‘m happy to say I managed to read for 12h11m, and read/finish 5 books! I finished off the 6th book this morning, and now I‘ve started on the tagged audiobook. So far I‘m truly enjoying this weekends events! Not to mention that I‘m going to be FaceTiming my best friend later today, during their gender reveal party 💕💙💕
Well it took me about 5 hours, but I finalized my #JuneTBR for the #ReadYourSign event. I am a very stereotypical Scorpio🦂♏️, but after reading more into it I found my rising sign is Leo🦁♌️ and I have an Aries ♈️ moon sign. After a bit of research, I can relate to the Leo description as well, so I‘ve decided to attempt to check off all 15 prompts for both signs. Which I‘m hoping I can do with these 15 books 😉
Sarah Winman is one of my favorite authors, and I just LOVE this book....
Just spotted this on insta....I‘m definitely going to try and tune in to this each day.... She was an actress before becoming a published author, so I‘m sure she‘ll be a fabulous narrator....
It‘s my birthday tomorrow and I just opend my first present😍 my dear friend Jasmin knows me so well- tea and books, what more to ask for😍
At the post office and sending this off for #Round007 of #LMPBC since I won‘t be in town the next two weekends. Enjoy @arubabookwoman as I believe I send to you! Can‘t wait to see what I get from the rest of #GroupM