Audiobook Review: ‘More Happy Than Not’

Despite loving both YA and queer genre books, I can’t believe it has taken me this long to read More Happy Than Not! I read They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera last fall and LOVED IT, so of course I had to backtrack and read his previous books. (History Is All You Left Me is also on my radar.)

Title: More Happy Than Not
Author: Adam Silvera
Rating: 2/5 stars

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Audiobook Review: ‘If You Come Softly’

If You Come Softly is a book originally published in 1998 – but reading it, the content is as relevant as ever in 2018, twenty years later. A Twentieth Anniversary Edition was published in March of 2018, which is how this book first came to my attention.

Title: If You Come Softly
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Rating: 3/5 stars

‘Romeo and Juliet’ meets ‘The Hate U Give’ – I figured I’d give this story a try! I decided to listen to the audiobook, since it was only 3 hours long.

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Audiobook Review: ‘For Every One’

For Every One is just that – for everyone. Jason Reynolds originally performed this at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers. I listened to the audiobook, which is read by Jason himself, and I highly recommend it. It’s only about 30 minutes long (the hardcover book is 112 pages) so it’s a quick read or listen – but so powerful, you’ll immediately want to read it again. (Which, yes, I did hit “replay” after I finished it once.)

Title: For Every One
Author: Jason Reynolds
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Audiobook Review: ‘Only Human’

Only Human. Where to begin? I will miss Themis Files terribly, but I am also completely satisfied with this series and its ending.

This review will contain spoilers for Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) and Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) so check out my review of those first! Read those books, THEN come back here for Only Human!

Title: Only Human
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

First off, can we take a minute to appreciate these titles? I decided to relisten to the audiobooks of Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods before Only Human was released, and I’m SO glad I did! There were so many little details that I had forgotten about. I originally gave Sleeping Giants 4/5 stars but upon it a second reading, it’s definitely a 5/5 stars, hands down. I had a moment when I realized how great all the titles were; simple, but so appropriate. They are all such fitting titles.

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Audiobook Review: ‘Ready Player One’

Let me start off by saying: Ready Player One as a book is WAY better than the movie.

I unfortunately (or fortunately?) saw the movie first, thought it was just okay, but thankfully my friend said the book was different and better, and, trusting her opinion, I decided to listen to the audiobook of Ready Player One. WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Audiobook Review: ‘The Astonishing Color of After’

This will easily be one of my favorites books of 2018. Everything about this book was beautiful, even when it was heartbreaking. The writing flows like a watercolor brush on a page.

CW: Suicide, Mental illness – Depression – these are prevalent themes.

Title: The Astonishing Color of After
Author: Emily X.R. Pan
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Audiobook Review: ‘Quidditch Through The Ages’

Despite this book originally being published in 2001, it has taken me until 2018 to actually read it – or more appropriately, listen to the audiobook that was just released in March 2018!

Title: Quidditch Through The Ages
Author: J.K. Rowling
Rating: 3/5 stars

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