With this last read I have finally completed my end season of reads for #booked2018! Just in time 🙌🏼😉
#underdoghero - The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#featuresaholiday - Hocus Pocus & Sequel ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#MCover70 - The One-In-A Million Boy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#newin2018 - Pride ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
MCwithinvisibleillness- Turtles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#spooky - Blood and Salt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Well this was just beautiful! I was going to read it and pass it along, but it‘s very definitely staying on my shelves for a while.
Following the loss of her mother, a young girl spends her time on an island in the gulf of Finland, with her father and grandmother. Grandmother is wise, funny, acerbic and their relationship is a joy. Gorgeous!
Not sure if it‘s bad timing but I started out really enjoying this but got bored towards the end. The audio was great but I think I just wasn‘t really invested in Lillian or her story. I like the idea of it - wandering around the streets of NY on New Year‘s Eve meeting people and looking back over her life but it didn‘t hit the mark for me. #mcover70 #booked2018
My final quarter of #booked2018 is complete. Here‘s what I read—
#mcwithaninvisibleillness Reasons to Stay Alive
#spooky The Elementals
#underdoghero Murder as a Fine Art
#MCover70 Three Things About Elsie
#featuresaholiday Better Not Cry
This was a lovely, if uneven, read. Much of it was compelling and thoughtful, but a few points dragged, and a few minor characters were lackluster and unbelievable (I'm looking at you, Penny). But ultimately I did enjoy the read, and Lillian.
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Here‘s this season‘s post for #booked2018! ✅ Looking forward to next year!
I‘ll tag in the comments.
Anne Tyler‘s books always seem to hover between just okay and 👍 for me. It‘s a solid family saga, but I did not like the brief but jarring flashback to the past 2/3 of the way through the story.
I think what keeps pulling me back to her books is the taste of home they give me. Her settings always feel so familiar!
#booked2018 #mcover70 #mountTBR