11/22/63 by Stephen King
“Sister Read” with Brenda, Norma & special friend Lindsay!
From Goodreads: Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away…but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke… Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten…and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Date read: March 19 to 22, 2017
Well after reading BLINDSIGHTED I now consider myself to be a full-blown KARIN SLAUGHTER fan! This is only the second book I have read by her and the first book in her Grant County Series which I thoroughly enjoyed. So this definitely will not be my last and I think that I will probably find myself binge reading the rest of the books in this series.
BLINDSIGHTED by KARIN SLAUGHTER is a gritty, edgy, engrossing, and suspenseful mystery / thriller that had me interested enough to turn those pages as fast as I could.
Trigger warning as this author does go into some graphic detail that might be disturbing for some.
The novel kept me interested and guessing with the right amount of clues as the mystery gradually unfolded to the very exciting ending. Although, there was nothing real surprising with the reveal it is the storyline and the way that the author delivers this story is what grabbed my attention and made this book such a good read for me.
To sum it all up it was an entertaining, disturbing, exciting, tense, fast-paced, and a quick read with a very satisfying ending. Highly recommend!!
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Brenda listened from March 21-23, 2017 / Norma listened from March 29 – 31, 2017
Well I guess we should have done this little gem of a book as a “sister read” as my thoughts are very similar to that of Brenda’s!
I listened to the audio version of OUR SOULS AT NIGHT by KENT HARUF and the narrator was absolutely wonderful! His voice was so gentle and soothing!
I don’t think I can say anymore or anything better than Brenda……so let’s just call it a “sister read”.
After reading a review from a Goodreads friend who found Our Souls At Night the perfect first audiobook for her. I decided to listen to the audiobook myself. It’s not my first but it was a perfect one for me and an excellent choice to listen too.
Our Souls at Night is a simple, graceful and tender story of elderly Louis and Addie who while seeking companionship share a touching relationship, quietly at night, sharing their stories of their past, happiness, missed opportunities, mistakes and grief. I love their quiet acceptance of each other and how they start to enjoy the quiet and simple pleasures in life until the noise and judgment of others threaten it.
Listening to this was a special one for me and I became emerged into their lives that left me feeling peaceful and hopeful with the possibility that with change and growth there is quiet later in life.
Our Souls at Night is a beautiful novella, short and quick that will have me thinking of the beauty in it for a long time. I highly recommend, especially the audio version.