My Grown-Up November Books

Because I’m too lazy to craft full blog posts around these books, allow me to post some mini-reviews of a few grown-up(ish) books that I read!

WHAT I READ:

Commonwealth (Ann Patchett), Book #115 of 2016.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:

On a scale of 1 to 5 affairs, I give this 4 sleazy authors.

#FirstFifty Synopsis:

Bert Cousins is going to a christening for Franny, his colleague Fix’s new baby, when he meets Fix’s wife Beverly and forms an instant attraction for her – and they kiss. Decades later, adult Franny sits with her father as he goes through chemo and reminiscences on the past. By page 61, we’ve shifted decades again as young Franny and her sister Caroline struggle to integrate with their four new step-siblings in the mingled family of Bert and Beverly.

HOW IT MADE ME FEEL:

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Next!

WHAT I READ:

The Hundred-Year-Old-Man (Jonas Jonasson), Book #116 of 2016

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:

On a scale of 1 to 5 grumpy Swedish men, I give this 3 inferior Oves.

#FirstFifty Synopsis:

Allan Karlsson is preparing for his 100th birthday party in his room at the Old People’s Home when he decides to simply step out of the window (more easily said than done when you are 100), walk to the bus station, and see where the money in his pocket will take him. As he’s in the bus station, a young man desperate for the bathroom asks him to watch his heavy suitcase; Allan decides to take it with him instead (hoping it maybe has real shoes in it, as he only has slippers). That trips off a series of events as Allan travels throughout Sweden with this suitcase and its mysterious contents. Meanwhile, we flash back to the beginning of the 20th century and simultaneously start learning more about where Allan came from.

HOW IT MADE ME FEEL:

Ugh, my cute gif-maker isn’t working, so here are the words I would search to find the perfect gif:

  • Eyes fluttering with cuteness
  • Bored

(very complex emotions. YOU’RE WELCOME, WORLD.)

 

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