friday reads

A Snowy Friday Reads!

where'd you go bernadette

Greetings from a very snowy Connecticut! I woke up this morning to winter storm Barbara dumping unexpected inches of snow upon us. Good news is school is closed today and everyone (even teachers) love a snow day!

So I am here nice and early with a Friday Reads for you. I have been very indecisive with my reading lately. I have picked up many books and read a few pages, then put them back down again. I have a subscription to Scribd (it’s like Netflix for books) and I was browsing around. I saw that they had Where’d You Go, Bernadette on audiobook in the unlimited section. I read this book about two years ago and it was one of my favorite books. So I decided to give the audiobook a try, hoping I would finally get out of this weird reading mood I have been in.

The audiobook is AMAZING and the narrator is PHENOMENAL! The story is told through a series of notes, emails and letters. The narrator does a great job of changing her voice depending on the character and adding in extra emotion when needed. I am really enjoying this audiobook experience. It makes a fun novel even better.

Here is a brief synopsis of this book from Goodreads:

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette’s intensifying allergy to Seattle—and people in general—has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.

To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence—creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world.

I highly recommend this book and audiobook. It really is a fun reading experience. What do you plan on reading this weekend? How is the weather in your neck of the woods?

Lets chat in the comments below 🙂

Ashley

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