Jumped into this series starting with this one, #4. A great new series with a great female lead for me to keep on reading! (Last night was only night nice enough to sit outside. Rest of weekend says 🌧️☔🌧️
"He was only nine but had already mastered the dialect of damaged American fathers." (After being told to speak English and to look at him when he was talking, on the bus to school)
I'm kicking off my #20BooksofSummer (and the GR Group Reading With Style seasonal challenge) with the chunky EAST OF EDEN! I bought this beautiful Penguin Orange Collection edition years ago at the Penguin Shop in Toronto, but I heard only fantastic things about the audio narration. So I fired up my Audible again and will have ~27 hours of it to treat my ears. 🙂 (So far so good, it sounds like I'm watching an old movie)
This was my May reading. Mediocre at 7 books. I chalk a lot of that up to reading the beast Lethal White! The only book this month to earn a 5-star. I loved it. My favourite of the series.
The two I didn't like at all were Sleepless Night (2-stars) and This Must Be the Place (3-stars). I gave The Wonders of Daniel Green 3-stars as well because I just liked, not loved it. The rest are 4-star reads but Lethal White was the clear winner here! 😉
I'm having a dilemma. Which book do I start the #20BooksofSummer, Reading with Style and Reading Women challenges with?
Do I start with one of the classics? This stack of great Canadian fiction? Or the other two which sound really great too?
I need help deciding! Which one would you choose?
Going to finish this one in paper because I cannot stand one more minute with the audio. The narrators are not good (for me) and I'm.starting to hate on the book because of it. I have 200 pages left and would really rather be reading something else. 😕
So happy the weather guys were wrong!! They said it was going to be a crap long weekend and it's not! It's beautiful outside and I'm thrilled to be able to get patio reading done!!
A wonderful piece of storytelling! A lot of Greek mythology which I'm not 100% knowledgeable about, but it didn't take away from how much I enjoyed this one. Sometimes reminded me of Songs for the Cold of Heart which is a great thing!
I only have 7 days to listen to this behemoth! That would require plenty of driving around! Good thing I have the hardcover to finish when my borrow expires. There's no way I can finish it in audio in a mere 7 days? But having Robert Glenister's voice in my ears again is fantastic!
Alrighty, I'll give it a 3.75 star rating. While this is filled to the brim of every overused trope, plot device and twists - chock full!! - those pages were turning quickly. I burned through this one and wanted to find out how it ended, even though I knew already. It was a good book club book but I've got to be done for a long, long time with the thriller/suspense books! 😊😊
I'm on page 58 (of 345) and I have a strong suspicion I know exactly how this is going to go. I need to put those thoughts aside and just read it though. Give it a chance, give it room to breathe. Please don't be as predictable as I think I see it being. 🙏
A great rom-com story. If you need a happy read, this is a good one. Reminded me of Leap Year with Amy Adams and a mix of When You Were Sleeping and The Proposal with Sandra Bullock. 😊😊
Really good one! Lots of foreboding and atmosphere. A tension filled thrilling ending. I shed a tear even at the end, which I thought was quite beautiful, but I won't say for whom I shed that tear. Might give too much away. 👍
Oh man I bailed on this one 😟 Disturbing scenes and disturbing language - words I couldn't dismiss because thats how they talked before. The more I read the less I was enjoying. So I called it quits.
Naomi at Consumed by Ink gave this one high marks and it sounds like something I definitely need to read.
This was ok. Not as great for sure as Truth in Advertising. This is a scathing take on the sad state of our lives today consumed by social media and fake shaming news. It's also a whine about the downfall of the poor old white man? I loved the humour in TIA more than the darkness and millennial blaming rant in TTM