Genre: Fiction

The Martian by Andy Weir

Posted June 24, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Martian by Andy Weir

“I can’t wait till I have grandchildren. When I was younger, I had to walk to the rim of a crater. Uphill! In an EVA suit! On Mars, ya little shit! Ya hear me? Mars!” This audiobook was the second selection in the “Taryn and Elias Summer Road Trip Series.” 🙂 The Martian is such […]

Disclaimer by Renée Knight

Posted June 18, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Disclaimer by Renée Knight

She looks at it lying there facedown and still open where she left it. The book she trusted. Its first few chapters had lulled her into complacency, made her feel at ease with just the hint of a mild thrill to come, a little something to keep her reading, but no clue to what was […]

The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor

Posted June 15, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor

When in her other life had she finally lost her desire for the next moment and then the next? It seemed to have happened slowly, not in one sudden blow, but over thousands of ordinary minutes, in the tiniest of choices meant to lead her toward a well-defined future, the sort that had been chosen […]

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Posted June 9, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

This was how it could be done. This was how you lived with a terrible secret. You just did it. You pretended everything was fine. You ignored the deep, cramplike pain in your stomach. You somehow anesthetized yourself so that nothing felt that bad, but nothing felt that good either. (Cecelia) 3.5+ Stars. Cecilia found […]

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Posted May 30, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is such a fun and entertaining book! My husband doesn’t enjoy reading as much as I do, but I’ve started checking out non-fiction audiobooks that relate to his interests on Overdrive*. We listen to them on road trips and it has been such a great way to share my […]

The Day We Met by Rowan Coleman

Posted May 18, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Day We Met by Rowan Coleman

Free-spirited Claire Armstrong is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease when she is 43 years old. Her mom Ruth moves into Claire’s house to help watch over her and Claire is increasingly frustrated as her slow memory deterioration causes her to lose her independence. During one of Claire’s escapes, she meets a handsome stranger and […]

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Posted April 16, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Still Alice by Lisa Genova

“Even then, more than a year earlier, there were neurons in her head, not far from her ears, that were being strangled to death, too quietly for her to hear them. Some would argue that things were going so insidiously wrong that the neurons themselves initiated events that would lead to their own destruction. Whether […]

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Posted April 13, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Defending Jacob by William Landay

The quiet suburban town of Newton, Massachusetts is shaken when 14-year-old Ben Rifkin is found stabbed to death in a local park. Assistant district attorney Andy Barber is on the case, until it is revealed that his 14-year-old son Jacob Barber is the main suspect. The book mostly follows the Barber family in crisis mode […]

Redeployment by Phil Klay

Posted April 7, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Redeployment by Phil Klay

“I had at least thought there would be nobility in war. I know it exists. There are so many stories, and some of them have to be true. But I see mostly normal men, trying to do good, beaten down by horror, by their inability to quell their own rages, by their masculine posturing and […]

The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Posted March 31, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

The Story Hour mostly alternates between the perspectives of Lakshmi and Maggie. Lakshmi is a 32-year-old Indian immigrant who is isolated and unloved by her domineering husband. Her life in America has been limited to her husband’s small grocery store and restaurant and she has no life independent of her husband or any money of […]