I listened to this book on CD and absolutely loved it. I love all books by Joshilyn Jackson and I especially love the ones on CD because they are read by the author in her smart sassy southern accent. Her accent really makes the reading of the book exactly how I imagine her voice in my head. If you aren't a fan of deep southern drawl, you might want to read this for yourself. The story is filled with strong (somewhat unique) southern women who get themselves into and out of situations that are both heart breaking and inspiring at the same time. She is one of my favorite all time authors.
I believe that as women we have so much more in common that our political views. I am a fan of Michelle Obama but I also have enjoyed every book by every first lady (of both political parties) that I've read. It's such a unique experience to live as First Lady, that I find the stories and situations very interesting. This book I found particularly intriguing because it read more like a novel in my opinion. I could totally imagine her childhood the way it was described. I found her perspective warm and encouraging and not bitter or accusative. I truly felt like it was her experience and her story from her perspective. I would highly recommend this book.
Another WWII historical fiction that I found so interesting and compelling. This is the story of a young woman in Germany who finds a soldier in the snow, nearly frozen, and she needs to discover who he really is before it's too late. I felt the fear and the urgency as the story unfolded. It was sad and hard to take in but the spirit of survival and trust kept the book from becoming hopeless. I loved the writing and the characters and will definitely read this author again!
This is a young adult book that I listened to on CD from the library. It was only four discs long but entirely captivating. I especially liked that the reader had a wonderful accent and could read and say all of the Spanish words so beautifully. The characters are so well written that you feel like you are sitting next to them. I also love the culture and family dynamics in the story. I highly recommend this book!
I listened to this book on CD on the way home from teaching in Kentucky following Quiltcon. It was a fun story of quirky family dynamics that Anne Tyler is so fabulous at creating. Her style flows so effortlessly that I just felt like I was listening to a friend telling me stories of her family. The humor and sarcasm woven between the characters is also really charming. If you like Anne Tyler, you'll like this book, I did!
This month was another 'all over the place' kind of reading month for me. It included fiction, memoir, historical fiction, southern fiction, and young adult books. Kind of like with quilting, I love it all! I hope you find something to read that you love.
Enjoy every book!
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