Title: The Nest Author: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney My rating: DNF Genre: Fiction, General Is it worth reading? I wouldn't recommend it. I thought this would be like reading a celebrity gossip magazine—an easy, breezy, guilty pleasure. This was definitely not that. The Nest was more like a romance novel featuring unlikeable characters and catty behavior. >>SPOILER FREE REVIEW<< I hate marking a book… Continue reading DNF: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Title: The Underground Railroad Author: Colson Whitehead My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Historical Fiction Audiobook note: Bahni Turpin does a fantastic job narrating. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her mastery of different accents and character voices. As you'll see below, I think listening on audiobook really helped me finish this story. Is it worth reading? Yes, yes, yes. The Underground Railroad is not a… Continue reading Book Review: Why You Need to Read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Title: The Circle Author: Dave Eggers My rating: 3 / 5 Genre: Fiction (Dystopia) Audiobook note: The Circle's main character is a woman. Soooo I'm still trying to figure out why it was narrated by a man. It doesn't make sense. I wasn't even sure I would be able to enjoy the audiobook, because Dion Graham honestly sounds like the… Continue reading Book Review: Is The Circle by Dave Eggers Worth Reading?
Title: Commonwealth Author: Ann Patchett My rating: 5 / 5 Genre: General Fiction Audiobook note: I highly recommend the audiobook! Hope Davis has this fascinating voice—equal parts smokey, crackly, and hilariously sarcastic—that makes listening to Commonwealth pure pleasure. Each character has a unique vocal fingerprint. I remember thinking while listening, "I could never have brought these characters to life in… Continue reading Book Review: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Title: The Light Between Oceans Author: M.L. Stedman My rating: 3.5 / 5 Audiobook note: I initially tried listening to The Light Between Oceans on audiobook, but I had to constantly adjust the volume because the narrator fluctuated between a whisper and yell. Annoying. Is it worth reading? If want a beach read or a quick love story with a little bit of edge, this… Continue reading Book Review: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman