Sunday, August 23, 2020

Review: The Great Alone

The Great Alone The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

A damaged, abusive Vietnam vet takes his wife and daughter to the remote wilderness of Alaska to live a very fraught and hopeless life.
Clearly a minority opinion, but I hated this book.
Some serious eye-roll moments, like what other unlikely events could happen to this family? Also the abuse and violence was just hard to read.
The only reason I finished was because it was our book club discussion pick.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Review: Tweet Cute

Tweet Cute Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Jack & Pepper are classmates at an exclusive upper west side Manhattan private school and begin a Twitter war between their respective family’s restaurants. In a storyline reminiscent of You’ve Got Mail, Jack & Pepper’s relationship develops online and then in real life.

Some parts were cute, I guess, but I thought the narrative was all over the place.

Not a favorite rom-com.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Review: The Ungrateful Refugee

The Ungrateful Refugee The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The author's journey and story as a refugee from Iran to the US, as well as others that she encounters and assists. Engaging and harrowing.

Because of the multiple narrative story-lines, I recommend reading the physical book instead of the audiobook. It was very difficult to keep track of what was happening.

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