She is such a good author for describing loss and love. Sad story about relationships between spouses, friends and family
At the post office and sending this off for #Round007 of #LMPBC since I won‘t be in town the next two weekends. Enjoy @arubabookwoman as I believe I send to you! Can‘t wait to see what I get from the rest of #GroupM
I can‘t say much about this book since I am sending it off for the new round of #LMPBC but I hope my group enjoys it a little more than I did. It wasn‘t bad it was just...there. I did like this quote though. #groupm #round007
I only have 50 pages left, but I am just not sure how I feel about my #LMPBC round choice. On the one hand, if I try to find and start a new book now I am not sure I can have it mailed in time. My goal was to mail before leaving for Thanksgiving Break on Nov 23.
On the other hand maybe I should mail it anyway and hope the others in #GroupM enjoy it more. I didn‘t realize I only had 50 pages left...
Gearing up for #LMPBC round 7! OMG! So #GroupM here is what I am thinking after poking around various literary fiction lists. I will tag the rest of the books in the comments and you all tell me what would interest you most!
Hope you don‘t mind if I play along! 😉 @Cinfhen @jenniferw88
#7days7covers #CoverCrush #Day1 💕
I tag @Tex2Flo if you‘d like to play along? Just post 1 cover you love, each day for 7 days, no explanation needed and use the hashtags 😊💕
I loved this book so much. Read it in a day, by the side of a lake in Maine. It‘s touching, brave, and searingly honest. And beautifully written. It reminded me why we read, and why we write.
Tin Man is a heart-wrenching story about love and loss. It starts with Ellis‘s mother choosing a copy of Van Gogh‘s Sunflowers at a raffle. Narrated by Ellis and his teenage boyfriend, Michael, this story portrays the importance of love in all its forms and how difficult it is to cope with grief, and how life can be lived after loss. It is a short book but is impactful. Tin Man tries to answer the question of what if and is successful.
"There's something about first love, isn't there? She said. It's untouchable to those who played no part in it. But it's the measure of all that follows, she said." Whew. This book. It's a punch to the gut and a squeeze of the heart. It's lovely. It's heartbreak. It's both small and big at the same time.
A tenderly written story of love, loss, friendship and acceptance. Sarah Winman has a way of writing that gently rocks you over the sadness and hugs you with the happiness. One small criticism; I was confused as to which character was narrating at the start of a lot of the chapters. Don‘t let that put you off though as all quickly becomes clear. If you liked The Heart‘s Invisible Furies, you‘ll almost certainly enjoy this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Total #blameitonlitsy. Was a gift from Litten, as it was on my Litsy TBR, on another Litten's recommendation. Tbh I didnt really know what it was about and forget why I had stacked it, but it was good. A sadder story than I was in the mood for, but not overbearing in sorrow. A story of life, love & loss.
Really enjoyed it to start with but got bored a bit in the middle. But the moment Michael took up the story I was hauled back in again. Absolutely heartbreaking, it literally made my chest ache.
I stayed up past my bedtime finishing a book again 😴 but it was worth it - this novel was so lovely. It was heartbreakingly sad but the writing and the characters were beautiful. Thank you @LapReader for the recommendation! #newyearwhodis
Happy new year! I‘m excited to have some reading time today - and here are two of my #newyearwhodis picks, recommended by @LapReader (plus The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett which is on hold at the library, so hopefully I‘ll get that one in soon). I‘m starting with Tin Man. 📚
I‘m currently slogging through Bring up the Bodies (@cathythoughts) and there‘s no way I‘ll finish by Monday, so here is my #18in2018. I‘ve had such a good reading year, mainly thanks to Litsy. I‘ve tried new authors, some authors I‘d been scared of and a few of those #booksthatwinprizes that I‘ve always avoided. My top five are tagged below. Can‘t wait for 2019!
A simple story of love and loss, beautifully and tenderly told. The cover put me off for ages (yes, I'm stupid like that. My bad.) but I'm glad this book and I finally crossed paths.
Finally over my flu/cold/lergy/whatever it was and am planning to head to the library in the next couple of days for a festive season binge read haul. Very excited.
My Favorite Books of 2018.
4. Tin Man by Sarah Winman. One day I am going to have to investigate why I love books that are this devastatingly sad so much. This is the saddest book I‘ve read since A Little Life and it is just so beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you. #BestBooks2018
At first I didn‘t enjoy this book. The writing style was a bit funny and I didn‘t really engage with the story very easily as it jumped around. I also didn‘t really enjoy Ellis in the beginning. And then when Dora died I had to put it down for a couple of days because it was was too hard after recently losing my own mother to cancer. When I picked it up again, I fell in love with Michael and his story. I am bereft now I am finished.
I‘ve seen a ton of reviews remarking on the love, the lost love, and the regret in here and yes to all of these things. But what I mainly picked up on is the grief and the loss felt by all three of these characters. It was quite painful to read but also so exquisitely written that I‘m glad for this experience.
The final book in this round of #LMPBC.
I‘ve read it before, but I think I could happily read this book again and again. So beautiful and my favourite of the four we read.
I‘ve almost bought this book a few times,so when the audio came available at my library I snagged it. My intention was to listen a bit to see if I‘d be interested in the book. Well,I ended up listening to the whole book. It‘s short,and poignant , so touching and sad all at once. As my kids would say “all the feels” with this one 📚💕
Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁 I‘m reading this while cooking. It seems like a good holiday read. The smells in here are pretty amazing already.
For me, finishing 6 books in September was pretty good!
1. Zoo City Lauren Beukes
2. Tin Man Sarah Winman
3. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Becky Chambers
4. The Heart's Invisible Furies John Boyne
5. Turtles All the Way Down John Green
6. Die Uitgespoeldes Dalene Matthee
So many of these were really good or at least 4 stars! It helped that 3 were short books, but still 😊
There‘s not much that I can say about this book that hasn‘t been said before. It was quiet and tender, and oh so lovely.
"And I wonder what the sound of a heart breaking might be. And I think it might be quiet, unperceptively so, and not dramatic at all. Like the sound of an exhausted swallow falling gently to earth."
Saturday morning reading. I‘m almost finished-such a good book!
This novel is at times both heartbreaking and lovely. There were so many moments when the beautiful writing just made me sort of hold my breath. However, I was a little confused at times because of the jumping around in the timeline. I think I would have appreciated the style more if it was told in a more linear fashion. Also, it was so short! I would have loved to have spent way more time in this world. #NetGalley ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️