5 Quotes Why I Love A Man Called Ove

A 59-year old widower. Grumpy. Trying and failing to kill himself, many times. Here’s an odd, funny, yet utterly moving story. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ The first novel by the Swedish author Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove is a balance between heart wrenching and thought provoking lines as well as chuckle-inducing […]

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ What is it about: At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. […]

Book Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

46th – My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga Rating:  (Good read, definitely!) What is it about: Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her […]

Book Review: Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

“Reality depends on perspective, on what is paid attention to.” 43rd – Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova  Rating:  (Good read, definitely) What is it about: Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, […]

Book Review: P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

“Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars.” 42nd – P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern  Rating:  (Good read) What is it about: Holly couldn’t live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other’s sentences. […]

Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.” 41st – Room by Emma Donoghue Rating:  (Good read, definitely!) What is it about: To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat […]

Book Review: Curse Breaker: Enchanted

“A fall doesn’t break you.” 58th Curse Breaker: Enchanted by Melinda Kucsera Rating:  (BEST, GREAT read!) What is it about:  Secrets threaten, but magic kills. Plagued by sanity-twisting magic, Sarn must unravel a deadly mystery. But he’s prevented at every turn because his life is not his own. Haunted by one of the victims, Sarn […]

Book Review: The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott

“The beauty of being young is that you can change your mind a hundred times and life is still before you with all the options.” 40th – A book about a roadtrip – The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott  Rating:  (Good read) What is it about: Six months ago, Ashlyn Montiel died […]

Book Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

“Paradox of marriage: you can never know someone entirely; you do know someone entirely.” 39th – Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff    Rating:  (Not for me, sorry.) What is it about: Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not […]

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

“Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother’s was worth a pocket watch.” 38th – Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Rating:  (BEST, GREAT read!) What is it about: Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on […]