February 4, 2014

Week in Review (5)

Here's what I read last week:

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
I own this one in print, but I saw the audiobook at the library and decided to check it out. The author narrates it and does a fantastic job. I was drawn into the story immediately and couldn't stop listening. I saw recently that the title has been changed to What We Lost. I actually prefer the original title because I think it fits really well with the theme of the story and the main character's struggles with faith. But the newly updated cover image looks nice and reminds me of a scene in the book. So if it were up to me, I'd pair the old title with the new cover!

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
I've had this on my TBR list for a while, so I finally checked it out from the library. It's a well-written true story about the author's mother who is dying of cancer and the books they discuss when he takes her to doctor appointments and chemotherapy treatments. Yes, as you would expect, there are some sad parts, but overall this book is a moving and inspiring tribute to the author's mother and the power of reading.

The Curl Up and Dye by Sharon Sala
This is one that I'm reviewing for the Book Soulmates blog. I was interested in it because I enjoy books set in the South, and my mom is a hairdresser so the title and cover looked interesting to me. It was a quick, fun read with colorful characters and plenty of southern charm. Watch for my full review over at Book Soulmates!


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