I’ve been on a book tear this year. Lots of car time means lots of Audibles. Trying to cut down on phone time at night means reading before bed. I think you’ll enjoy the books I recently read; they’re all VERY different versions of fiction. There’s some on the nose racial discussion, WWII historical drama, and the age-old tragic love story. Would recommend all three but for very different reasons. Here we go into my book reviews!
Book Reviews of the Last 3 Books I Read:
Thought-provoking but also gave me a sense of uncomfortableness that I couldn’t shake. I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to cringe at some of the racial tension in this book. I was also personally cringing as a blogger in my 30s as it relates to one of the main characters (but that just might be me). Would be an awesome book for a discussion because there’s a lot to unpack in both race and class differences. I enjoyed the Audible version of it–the narrator did an awesome job. I still can’t figure out why the book is entitled Such A Fun Age, though–i even asked a friend who read it and we couldn’t figure out if we missed something–ha.
Sigh. . I’m not sighing because I hated it, in fact, I quite liked it. But like any love story as old as time, it’s frustrating and tragic. The ending KILLED ME (although in retrospect, it makes a lot of sense). Even knowing that the ending pissed me off, I would still recommend and I will still watch the show on Hulu (coming this spring!). It is pretty depressing and there’s some graphic content in there, too. Just a warning (I don’t shy away from depressing and tragic reads).
I love a good historical fiction book (WWII specifically) so when a friend recommended this to me, I knew it would be a great Audible choice. It’s one of those classic dual protagonist books which alternates chapters between narrators of different points in time (kind of like Verity–remember?). It tells the tale of a modern day American woman in Paris who suffers from amnesia after an accident and is piecing together her cold and lonely life (sort of like a Grey’s Anatomy episiode, tbh). On the flip side, we’re following the story of a young widow in Paris during Nazi-occupied Germany and how her family copes with losing everything due to their Jewish ancestry. It’s a beautiful read and makes me want to dip into more WWII books.