All posts tagged: General Fiction (Adult)

Audible Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

The Stats Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Author: Gail Honeyman Narrated By: Cathleen McCarron Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Contemporary Fiction Time: 11 hours 1 minute Release Day: May 9, 2017 Trigger Warnings: Suicidal Ideation The Review Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was one of my Top Five Books I Wish I Read in 2017. Thankfully, my mother already had the Audible version downloaded. After I finished We are Legion (We are Bob), I decided that now would be a great time to listen to it before it falls too far down on my TBR. Eleanor Oliphant, the protagonist and whose perspective the story is told is, believes she is completely fine. She is twenty-nine years old; works in an office; and lives with Polly, her Australian parrot-plant.  She has everything she needs to maintain a functioning life. She even purchased her first laptop – advancing herself into the technological age. It is not long though, that we learn that Eleanor is definitely not fine. Her job hired her with a black eye and an arm …

Must-Read Book: February

The Stats Title: Freshwater Author: Akwaeke Emezi Publisher: Grove Press (February 13, 2018) Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Contemporary Fiction, African Fiction Trigger Warnings: Sexual Assault, Self Harm, Suicidal ideation I pre-ordered this novel on Amazon and, by some magic, ended up getting an early copy. All opinions are my own. The Synopsis The Ada, the protagonist, was prayed into existence by her parents. However, her birth was not what they were hoping for. A troubled child, The Ada was prone to violent fits. As it turned out, The Ada was born with a connection to “the other side”, causing multiple selves to develop inside her. When she moves to the United States for university, and experiences a life-shattering event, her “selves” create a distant identity as a means to “protect her”. Now more powerful than they had been growing up, The Ada begins to lose sight of who she was in Nigeria. It isn’t long until Ada’s life begins to spiral out of control. Why this should be the one book you read in February? Akwaeke Emezi’s debut …

Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

In Honor of International Holocaust Rememberence Day (January 27th) The Stats Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Author: Heather Morris Publisher: Echo (February 1, 2018), Harper Paperbacks (September 4, 2018) Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Historical Fiction, Memoir Trigger Warnings: Holocaust, Hate Crimes, Sexual Assault Thank you to both Echo Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an electrical Review Copy of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, set to publish February 1, 2018, in Australia. American readers will have access to the novel on September 4, 2018, through the publisher Harper Paperback. All opinions mentioned in this review are my own. The Review Based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Lale Sokolov’s life, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a hauntingly beautiful love story. In 1942, the German Schutzstaffel (SS) have begun infiltrating polyglot Lale Eisenberg’s’ native country of Slovakia. Posters have been hung up stating that every Jewish family must provide one member to join a German work camp or face the consequences. Lale travels to Prague to volunteer for his family where he is then forced onto a cattle train. …

Review: As Bright as Heaven

The Stats Title: As Bright As Heaven Author: Susan Meissner Publisher: Berkley (February 6, 2018) Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Historical Fiction Trigger Warnings: Discussion of Death I bought As Bright as Heaven as a part of my January Book of the Month club box. Thank you to Book of the Month for providing us the option to purchase an early release copy of As Bright As Heaven. All opinions are my own. The Review A historical fiction novel surrounding the Great War and the Spanish Flu, As Bright as Heaven, is told in the perspective of a mother and her three daughters –  Paulina, Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa Bright. Thomas Bright, the patriarch of the Bright Family, has recently been offered a position at his uncle’s funeral home. Haunted by the loss of their baby boy, Henry, Paulina views living in the funeral home as a means to gain closure. The family packs up their bags to head to the big city of Philadelphia for a better life. The girls all have various opinions regarding the move; but, in a little …