The Last Three Books I Read

book reviews: The Last Three Books I Read

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:

Such a Fun Age (Audible)

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.

Normal People 

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). 

All the Flowers in Paris (Audible)

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.

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