This is my second book that I’ve read by author Fredrik Backman, Beartown. The other book I read was My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry. Beartown is a small town whose community care about there passion for hockey and their junior ice hockey team. Competing in the national semifinals game has a lot at stake for the town and for it best player Kevin. For Kevin this is an opportunity to leave a small town and go pro. For the town its a chance to be recognize again as the best hockey town and to bring attention to the town.
With so much pressure on the shoulder of one player is to much to bear for a teenager. It a chain reaction that lead up to a violent act on a younger girl. An act that turns the town against the young girl and their only interest is what best for the town and hockey.
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa. Not sure where to begin with this book except that it an awesome book. A young girl Hannah Rosenthal introduces us to the world that she is living in. A world that hate her for who she is, for who her family is. The only person who accept her is a boy name, Leo Martin. With thing getting worst her family make the decision to leave to leave Germany on a transatlantic liner name SS St. Louis along with Leo Martin’s family. Their destination Cuba where the Rosenthal family and Martin family have obtain Visas to enter the country.
Decades later in New York city a young girl, Anna Rosen get a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba. Her great-aunt Hannah. Anna and her mother travel to Cuba to learn more about their family past and their trip from Germany to Cuba.
I haven’t been doing a good job in keeping up with my readings. I’ve read a few books, but really never got interested in them to continue on.
I recently found a book that I was finally glued to. Where my Heart used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks. I think why I was so glued to this because at some point in our life we will reflect whether we are happy or unhappy with our life. It is only that we take the time to understand and dissect our life to make a conclusion why we are happy or unhappy. Tapping into our mind and clearing out that dark closet that we never want to open.
Robert Hendricks a psychiastrist who was raised by his mother awhile his father was killed in World War I. Robert also a soldier himself, fighting in World War II and a author. Robert find himself in a state of loneness and depressed. With the help of Dr. Alexander Pereira, who lives in an isolated island, helps him. Robert able to reflect on his past memories, learns about his dad to understand his current state of mind. Understanding that there was always someone who loved him for who he was even though he didn’t think he good enough.
My Grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry, by Fredrik Backman a book that has a little of everything in it. Family, love, death, fairy tales, life, friends, some laughs. My grandmother asked me to tell you she sorry is just what it about. A little girl name Elsa has a mission to complete, given by her grandmother before she passes on. Their relationship very close that Elsa’s grandmother tell her fairy-tale stories. Elsa not knowing that these fairy-tale stories she has heard from her grandmother are not only made up, but there a connection to her grandmother life and the people living with them that she has never heard about. Throughout her journey of delivering these letters she learns about the secrets of grandmother or mother never told her because she was to young to understand.
Just a few quotes that I like from reading the book.
“Changing memories is a good superpower.”
“If you can’t get ride of the bad, you have to top it up with more goody stuff.”
“If granny is a dysfunctional superhero, then mum is a very fully operational one.”
“Don’t fight with monsters, for you can become one. If you look into the abyss for long enough, the abyss looks into you.”
It took awhile, but I finally finish my 2nd book. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. This was my first time reading a crime novel book. When I started reading, I had to kind of take it slow and re-read the first two chapters since there was so much information: the crime scene, the characters and who they are.
I enjoyed reading the book and I never thought that the killer would be the person who it ended up being. I don’t want give out the name or too much details and spoil it for future readers. It was just awesome reading the scene when Strike tells the killer that he knew it was him and just breaking it down how he found out. I was ready for guns to pop out, thinking that Strike had a hidden gun hide somewhere and the killer had his, but nope that didn’t happen. Awhile reading the book I was thinking that the relationship between Strike and his assistant Robin would become something more. He always miss the presents of her company and she never did want to leave the job. Beside Robin was a attractive women and it just felt that she spent more time with Strike then her boyfriend.
So now I will start my next book which is a Zombie book. A lady that I work with, suggested that I read this author books since he is a native of Texas. He does have several books, so am starting off with his first book. Oh! yes this is my first zombie book that I ever read and no I never did read War World Z. Do you have any suggestions on books I should consider reading?