There isn‘t anything new to say about this one, as so many Littens have already read it. However, this was so up my alley and I just loved it. There were a few too many coincidences and ways the characters crossed paths, but I still enjoyed being in this world for awhile and living with these particular characters. It made me smile, cry, and feel lots of emotions, and I was sad to move on to a different book after. It rarely gets better than that.
Book of the Month arrived today! 🙌🏼
Of all the books I have read this year (been a lot) these are my top recommendations (based on how much I still think about these characters and stories they stick with you!) no particular order #recommendations
*The Heart‘s Invisible Furies
*The Radium Girls
*Girls Burn Brighter
*The Broken Girls
*The Storyteller‘s Secret
*The Alice Network
*The Spitfire Girls
*The Calculating Stars
*The Beantown Girls
*The Lost Vintage
Many people love this novel based on all the five star reviews, and while it is a good audiobook, I‘m not sure it lives up to all the hype. Boyne is one of the best at writing dialogue, and much of the story is told through dialogue. The narrator was the perfect choice for this audiobook. While I enjoyed Boyne‘s latest work, A Ladder to the Sky, more than this one, The Heart‘s Invisible Furies was still good. Overall rating: 4.36 stars.
The past 2 months I have not read nearly as much as I had planned which has frustrated me but I‘m trying to remember that I read because I love to & I shouldn‘t put pressure on myself.
I finished all the winter prompts for #booked2019 & read Hunted as #fairytale & the tagged book for Ireland
The first half I didn‘t love since I struggled to find likable characters but as time went on and they grew and evolved I ended up really enjoying this book
This book has become one of my all-time favorites. I was fully invested and engrossed in the story and all the characters, and I just couldn't get enough of it. Although much of the dialogue is humorous, you will find yourself either furious or crying throughout a lot of the book due to the injustices, torment, and heartbreak the main character suffers over his lifetime. I can't say enough good things about this one. Read it.
Finally finished this up for the #irishauthor prompt for #booked2019
I enjoyed it. Not sure I loved it like so many other people seemed to - maybe the way the plot seemed kind of choppy was responsible for that. All in all though, it was well written and I‘d read more from this author.
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Okay I get why there was so much hype for this one. It made me laugh, cry, get angry, and feel content. It put me through every emotion possible. Oh Cyril Avery you have carved a little place in my heart. I loved how all the characters revolved around each other and then finally came together in the end. Such a great novel. Listed to a good portion on audio because this books weighs a TON. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Heart‘s Invisible Furies is unlike any other book I‘ve read. It is an extremely valuable book, in that it gives a full historical perspective of homosexuality. It takes the reader by the hand and gives a full walk-through... and personally for me, a few slaps on the face and explanations that completely changed my views on how I treat people.
I absolutely loved this story of Cyril Avery, told in seven year installments from his birth until his old age. Heartbreaking and very funny at the same time, it lived up to my expectations as I‘d heard quite a bit about it beforehand. This is one of those books that will cause a book hangover for sure as I‘ll miss Cyril and the other colorful characters in this book. This was my H book for #litsyatoz2019.
My kids put this magnet in my stocking this Christmas, and they did so because of books like this. This marvel shreds you through rage, heartbreak, & laughs. This is the life journey from conception through the next 70 years of one man; expect to be deeply attached. It spans WWII Catholic-ruled Ireland to 2015 Reformation Ireland, winding a painful path of bigotry to progress. #Booked2019 #Irish @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
I finished this, but didn‘t review it because I thought it was good—really good—but not great. 🙈 I enjoyed the characters and the story never failed to hold my interest. The writing is solid. But somehow, I just felt like I was a child being led along by a professorial parent. Things were overexplained, there was too much foreshadowing, and there were enough minor inconsistencies as to be irksome. It‘s a beautiful story, but didn‘t rock my world.
I gave it around 200 pages, but I just can‘t. I heard amazing reviews of this book, but nowhere did I see that it was 95% sexual fantasies of a gay man for his best friend. Much too graphic for me. 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
1. Bookstore (but only because there‘s usually a cafe inside) ☕️🍪😜
2. My niece is back in town for another skating competition ⛸🎗🏆
3. Tagged book is the newest one I‘ve been recommending for all readers!!!
4. Fault in Our Stars #MoreMehThanYeah
5. @Klou @jenniferajanes @Crazeedi feel like playing????
The ebook is on sale in the US today, as is The Princess Bride.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ That was absolutely breathtaking. I adored every word of it. It was funny, heartbreaking, beautiful. Definitely my favourite read of 2019 so far. If anyone has recommendations for books similar to this one, please let me know. I want to devour more.
Read this in part via #Audible and also by my physical copy of the book. This had been on my TBR shelf for just over a year and I'm so glad I got around to reading it. All at once, it is heartbreaking and laugh out loud funny - the audio in particular was fantastic as the narrator brought all the characters to life so successfully that I think my enjoyment of the book was enhanced by listening. This will definitely be one of my top books of 2019.
Two current reads have me stumbling over Irish names & places. Some of them just make me giggle—Drumballyroney, Mary-Margaret Muffet.
I‘m loving the tagged book. It‘s an emotional ride, sure, but not sentimental and I appreciate the dark humor.
As for my progress on the massive Brontë family biography, let it be an indicator that I‘m just now emerging from Irish territory and Patrick (the father) left Ireland in his 20‘s. ?
I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this book. I felt every emotion during the 580 pages and my only wish is for 580 more. I cried at least three times (a record, I think), laughed out loud, and set it aside and started another book I was so angry. Now I have a book hangover.
This list could include approx 10+ authors but I‘ll stick with these for the moment. Ask me tomorrow and you may get a different answer. 😆