Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

★★★★

The one has been sitting on my bookshelf for as long as I can remember and I was finally able to get to it.  A very intriguing and raw novel of individuals living in a small town and how the relate to Olive Kitteridge.  Reminded me a lot of the quirky characters in Anne Tyler's books.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin

★★

Not one of my favorites - I thought all of the characters were just plain awful and the storytime dragged on and on.  I've heard good things about that author and am hoping her other books are better.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer

★★★★

I was really excited to read this book (the title pretty much says it all!) - even though I don't normally read too much non-fiction.  Even though the book started off slow, it was really interested and I really enjoyed the last few chapters.  Such a unique and amazing story!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

★★★★

Daniel and I listened to this when he was a few months old before bedtime.  I had never read this as a child and it was a bit different then I remember from the popular Disney movie!!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

★★★

An interesting take on a young slave girl's experience with the Underground Railroad.  I enjoyed some parts, but overall the story seemed a little disjointed and I found myself losing interest.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks

★★★★ 1/2

This is the first book by Nicholas Sparks that I have read in years and I really enjoyed it.  Russ's relationship with his six-year-old daughter completely won me over from the very beginning and I loved the realistic humor.  An easy read and great story about love, loss, and family.