I read, constantly. I write up my reviews in the way that I read my books, in short stacks of four…I have to say, every book in this short stack was a WINNER!!!
3. Greyhound – I must admit, I bought this book because of the cover…glad I did! Greyhound tells the story of a 12 year old boy traveling cross country by bus, alone, in the early 80’s. A little bit The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and a lot of 80’s nostalgia made this an enjoyable, easy read. The people and their stories from each leg of the journey were wonderfully descriptive. Epic road trip read! After reading it I had to switch to Spotify to play some Hall & Oates, Simon & Garfunkel and Cat Stephens. I love when a book like this stirs up the nostalgia to a point I have to go listen to music. Speaking of which…
4. Love Is a Mix Tape – Another “thanks Lynette” on this one! I had read Rob Sheffield’s second book, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, a year or two ago and loved his nostalgic an emotional writing style. Somehow I did NOT realize it was part of a three book series (which means I have one more title to look forward to, Turn Around Bright Eyes). Love Is a Mix Tape was basically a beautiful love letter to his late wife – a tale of a relationship set to music. Talk about pausing to switch over to Spotify!!!! I had to take so many music breaks listening to this book! You knew early on in reading this that he lost his wife at a young age – and I was expecting tears. Instead, when I got to that section of the book it was like all the air was sucked out of the room. This author is so honest, raw, and tender about the experience…it was very moving. *loved it* Read if you loved High Fidelity or Singles.
Stay tuned for my next review. My next Short Stack will include: the special edition recording of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood; The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall; The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert; and I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi.