In April as the weather warmed up, I found myself reading outside on the front porch swing, and taking extra long walks with the dog to dive deep into these works of fiction. I also discovered how fun it is to have a thriving and active community Little Free Library right in front of my house, because many books turn up unexpectedly. Enjoy!
I have always loved fiction by Liane Moriarty, and this book was no different. The story was interesting, characters were likable and relatable. I was so saddened by the suffering of the young mother, Grace, and think this description of postpartum depression was really impactful. The whole cast made me happy and I loved the intertwined relationships.
This book was so fun to read! I called a friend who appreciates love stories and also loves England soon after finishing and told her she had to get her hands on this book. Such a wonderful love story, with great moments and sad moments. I was rooting for their relationship through all of the turns. Also, so fun to listen to for the accents.
Historical fiction always has me enthralled, and this tale of the decoding group of women in WWII England was fascinating! I had never heard of these brave secret-holders. The friendships are unlikely, and the winding mystery in this book was really gripping. I loved it.
I actually began watching the Normal People series on Hulu before a copy showed up in my Little Free Library and I decided to read it. There is something refreshing about the weirdness of this relationship and how much we can all see ourselves in the insecurities and awkwardness of this unlikely love story.
I had no idea what to expect when I grabbed this book from the Little Free Library (which is turning out to be quite self-serving). I loved The Life of Pi, and assumed I would also love this story. It is odd. Sad and a little hard to follow, which I think is part of the point. The characters aren’t likable, and the plot hard to follow. The theme is dark and horrific, but this one didn’t satisfy.
Another incredible historical fiction about the real-life spy and socialite Nancy Wake (who I had never heard of!) Beautifully told, this story of love and dedication and bravery was fun to read. I came away with a new appreciation for the lesser-sung stories of women heroines during WWII and throughout history.