Anna Kendrick's autobiography is a humorous read and I'm sure that it would be well loved by her huge fan base, but for me, I'm sorry to say that it wasn't that interesting or memorable - 2 stars.
"Behind the Scenes at the Museum" tells the historical story of one woman and her family. I couldn't connect with this story and struggled to keep up with the huge plethora of characters. I'm afraid this was a 1 star read for me.
I listened to Kim Jiyoung's story in audiobook format and for me it was just okay. The author Cho Nam-Joo uses this story to illustrate a really important message though and I think this is worthwhile read, especially as it's so short. This was 3 stars for me, but I'd definitely still recommend it and may try reading, rather than listening, to this one again soon.
“The Day the World Came to Town" was a really interesting book which exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed hearing about the kindness and generosity of the people of Gander who unexpectedly found themselves as hosts to thousands of people. A strong 4 star read for me!
"Becoming" is an eloquent memoir by Michelle Obama. I enjoyed this candid look at her life so far and feel that I've learned a lot from listening to her stories. This was a 5 star read for me!
"The Family Upstairs" is a dark domestic mystery that has been really popular with readers. For me, the book was good, but nothing special - 3 stars.
“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is an absolute gem and I can't wait to read more from this author. Telling the story of Evelyn Hugo, a larger than life movie star, this story is truly immersive and will have you hooked – another strong 5 stars!
“Weather” wasn't really a book I can say I enjoyed. I struggled to follow along some parts as the subjects flicked around in this inner monologue. This wasn't for me, but it's clear that it appeals to a lot of people and has been nominated for several prizes. Perhaps I'll give it another try some time down the line.
"Daisy Jones and the Six" has quickly earned it's place in my favourite reads of all time. Telling the story of a fictional rock band in the 70s, this story is so real. It's fully immersive, compulsive and addictive - a very strong 5 stars!
“Meet Me at the Museum” is a beautiful story of unlikely friendship told through alternating letters. I enjoyed this cozy read and will be keeping an eye out for more work by Anne Youngson. This was a great 4 star read for me.