My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (audiobook)

In brief: Lucy is unwell in hospital. When her mother arrives, she reflects on her past and then on the present. The good: Narrated beautifully by Kimberly Farr. The not-so-good: I did drift off a new times while listening. Why I chose it: On the Baileys Prize longlist. Year: 2016 Duration: 4 hours 12 minutes... Continue Reading →

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid (audiobook)

In brief: Hannah is at a crossroads in her life, so she returns to L.A. and her best friend. But depending on what happens one night at a party, her life could go in two directions… The good: Love the Sliding Doors- like narrative, plus I'm totally Team Henry. The not-so-good: I needed to concentrate... Continue Reading →

Re Jane by Patricia Park

In brief: A retelling of Jane Eyre in the modern era. Jane's a Korean-American orphan in Flushing, Queens looking for a job. The good: I loved seeing the both the familiar parts of the story and how it was then changed for the modern era. The not-so-good: Jane can be a selfish woman quite often.... Continue Reading →

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