BR: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a powerful and moving novel about police brutality and systematic racism. It was on my 2019 book list and I had requested the hardcover and audiobook knowing that it would be a long waitlist. I started listening to the audiobook and I got through about 75% of…

BR: Becoming by Michelle Obama

When I originally requested Becoming by Michelle Obama from the library I was something like 500 in the queue. So I figured it was going to be one I might not check off my 2019 books list. Then I got the notice that it was in while I was out of town. I immediately asked…

BR: The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh {Audiobook}

After zipping through The Woman in the Window audiobook, I started The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh. It got a place on my 2019 book list because it has 3.5 starts on Amazon, 3.52 on goodreads and is longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. So, once again I went in without reading the description…

BR: Little Princes by Conor Grennan

I listened to Little Princes by Conor Grennan and loved it! Not only is it a touching true story, but it’s read by Conor himself. There are several good audiobook narrators (I loved My Korean Deli). But,. there is just something special about a true story, read by the author. For instance, the story of…

My 2018 Book List Recap

I read a ton of books in 2018! Some of them were on my 2018 book list, some of them not. Some great, some good, and some so bad I didn’t finish. I can say that 99% of the books I read were borrowed from the library.

BR: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

From my Cincinnati book list, Calling Me Home, is a book I requested from the library while I was waiting for others to come in. It is a predictable, but touching story about an unlikely friendship between two women and their journey to Cincinnati.