This first novel by George Saunders is one that a lot of people in my book group were raving about. I heard the audiobook in particular was very well done, with a large cast of exceptional actors, but that the audiobook could also be kind of confusing because of the way the book is written and because there are so many characters.
This audiobook was another impulse checkout from my library. I’ve never watched a lot of stand-up comedy or Amy Schumer’s show. I never even watched SNL regularly until last November. I did see “Trainwreck” and liked it (although I saw it with my mom, which was a huge mistake. Don’t ever watch that movie with your parents).
I saw this book when it came out and hated the title – why do I care if Schumer has a tramp stamp?
But I was between audiobooks and on Overdrive one day when my library was all “Hey, guess what we just got?” And I impulsively requested it.
OK, so the last time we saw Feyre, she was back in Tamlin’s court, pretending Rhys had been magically manipulating her the whole time she was gone to make her act like she was in love with him, even though she’s really in love with Tamlin. Rhys, of course, knows better because they can still communicate via their mating bond, but Tamlin fell hook, line and sinker for Feyre’s act, although Lucien is less convinced.
This book by Jennifer Latham caught my eye when I was wandering through the YA section of my library a few months ago, so I grabbed it. I happened to be intrigued by several YA books that month, so I just barely managed to finish it before it was due back.
This book is the reason I read Heart-Shaped Box. I started reading this comic, which is written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodríguez, realized Joe Hill was Stephen King’s son, and was intrigued enough to read some of Hill’s prose.
This comic is so good!
It starts just after the brutal murder of Rendell Locke, a school counselor who is also a husband and father of three children. After his funeral, his widow and children move into the house in which Rendell grew up, which is all the way across the country in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. Rendell had told his wife that, if anything happened to him, they would be safe in that old house.
This is one that happened to catch my eye when I was wandering through the YA section of my library. I hadn’t heard anything about it, so I didn’t have much in the way of expectations.
It’s about a teenaged girl named Fabiola trying to move from Haiti to America with her mother and is apparently based on the real-life experiences of the author, Ibi Zoboi (though Zoboi was much younger when she immigrated).
Fabiola was born in America the last time her mother visited, so when they land in New York, Fabiola gets to keep going on to Detroit, where her aunt and three cousins live. But her mother overstayed her visa in order to make sure Fabiola was born on American soil, and because of that, she gets detained and sent back to Haiti.