Great Alone by Kristin Hannah {audiobook}

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The Great Alone is the first book I’ve read by Kristin Hannah. I purchased the The Nightingale on my Kindle for a trip, but never got around to reading it. I’m going to get back to it now though, because if it’s as good as the Great Alone, I’m going to love it. This was one of those books that kept me in my car in the garage because I didn’t want to stop “reading”. I listened to it while getting ready in the morning, while working out, and any time I was in the car alone. It’s a fascinating story about a family that moves to Alaska to start a new life. I do wish it was shorter, I felt like the plot line was extended unnecessarily. Even listening to it at 1.25x speed it took over 15 hours to listen to it.

Verity by Colleen Hoover

I wish I could remember who recommended Verity by Colleen Hoover, because I’d like to have a conversation about it. It started out great, but got dark very quickly. Dark romance novels really aren’t my thing, but I still couldn’t put this one down. After sharing it on Instagram, a friend did reply that she needed a palate cleanser after reading it. I concur.

Recursion by Blake Crouch {Audiobook}

Like, Great Alone, Recursion by Blake Crouch was one of those audiobooks that I whizzed through. Recommended by a running friend, its a novel about a neuroscientist that discovers how to travel through time. Very similar to Dark Matter- which I also really enjoyed! I did get a little “lost” a few times and had to rewind a few minutes.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Another recommendation from Bev Cooks, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, was exactly the palate cleanser I needed after Verity. It’s a story about an actress is the 50s that is doing a tell-all interview of her life- including seven husbands! Very cute, short and perfect to read at the beach or next to the pool this summer.

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel was a total let down for me. I couldn’t figure out who the main character was (if there was one), what the plot line was, and why the book was even called Glass Hotel. Sure, it was in the book, but not a huge part of it. I was bummed because I’ve heard great things but this one just fell short for me.

I also read the first ~45 pages of Tinkers by Paul Harding and just couldn’t get into it.