A little rain, a little sunshine, temperatures falling, orange and yellow leaves just beginning to drop. Yup! It’s fall. I even broke out the boots last week and it all feels good. This all must mean that I’ve finally come through my mourning of the passing of summer. With the onset of October, I’m moving on and ready to enjoy this season. I even managed to get in quite a bit of reading time last week and that always feels good.
For the next couple Tuesdays I’ll be running a two part series called A Primer for Audiobook Enjoyment. I’m definitely not an expert, but I do listen to a lot of audiobooks over many different genres, so have developed some insights and tips that I’d like to share. Please stop by tomorrow, let me know what you think, and, if you have any audiobook-leery friends, send them my way!
Hosted by Kathryn at Book Date
Last Week’s Reads
- I finished Older Brother by Mahir Guven early last week. This book in translation about two Franco-Syrian brothers didn’t do much for me. I felt like the core of the story, the brothers and their relationship, worked, but there was just too much going on on the periphery. Mini-review at some point.
- It was emotional, and sometimes hard to hear, but I loved listening to The Only Plane In the Sky. I seriously want everyone I know to read/listen to this book. Garrett M. Graff did a wonderful job compiling first person interviews for this oral history of 9/11. I’ll be doing a full audiobook review on Thursday.
- Sadly, Holding On to Nothing by Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne also turned out to be a bit of a disappointment for me. While it was easy to read, nothing in this story of a young Tennessee couple trying to put together a family after an unplanned pregnancy surprised me. I could see everything coming. Mini-review later this month.
- I had originally planned to listen to Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur after it comes out on 10/15, but I felt like I was heading into a slump and wanted something to grab me. I had an ARC, so gave up on the waiting. I’m at the 60% mark right no and I like it, but I don’t think I’m as wowed by it as many others have reported. Perhaps the last 40% will change my mind on that.
- A couple weeks ago, I saw Chanel Miller on 60-Minutes and was impressed. She’s the woman who was sexually assaulted by the Stanford swimmer who got virtually no time for his crime. She stayed anonymous throughout the proceedings, but is now telling her own story in Know My Name. I’ve only listened to one chapter, but I think it’s going to be very good.
Likely to Read Next
- Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout is back in this spot! This week I really AM going to get to her even though I’m very nervous about this follow up to Olive Kitteridge.
I hope you have a great week in books!
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