- Apr 13, 2017
20. Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner 3.5/5 easy read. Took an unexpected turn.
Just read this one too. I thought it was great and not as bleak as a lot of other books/movies in this genre.#20 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Nothing like post-apocalyptic fiction about a plague-ravaged world for a little light reading during a pandemic. I really liked this one. The premise of the traveling symphony was unique among the dystopian literature I've read (and I've read a lot) and I loved the idea of this group of people traveling through the new, dangerous world to keep art and music alive despite all of the chaos. The rest of the plot was fun and nicely paced, and it really was quite a nice, engrossing bit of fiction.
Sounds a lot like Dexter--South Florida setting as well! The show was good but I loved the first two books in the Dexter series!28/100 Tropic of Stupid by Tim Dorsey
This is the newest novel in the Serge Storms series. All of Dorsey's stories are set in Florida, primarily south Florida. And his lead character Serge is intelligent, charismatic, lovable, hilarious, while also being an occasionally psychopathic serial killer who has his own version of what justice should be. For instance, anytime he finds a person taking advantage of senior citizens, he tends to think that the appropriate punishment for that is execution. That being said, he also has an incredible amount of trivia knowledge about the history and geology of Florida. And I learn something new with every book. I particularly like listening to them because the artist who does the audiobooks does such a great job with the characters. This book, like most of the series, is both laugh out loud funny and sometimes shockingly violent. 5/5
19/502/35 No Time Like The Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality by Michael J.
In his latest book he describes his latest health struggle. Not Parkinson’s but
rather a tumor on his spine that threatened to leave him permanently in a wheelchair. More than that, it threatened his usually optimistic view of the future.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It was a quick read, but I find Fox to be very likable and down to earth. I enjoyed reading about his supportive family, his health struggles and all he has done and continues to do through his foundation for Parkinson’s research. I never read either of his previous books but I may now. I believe he narrates the audiobooks so I may go that route.