Monday is the day I get my life together … cleaning the house, grocery shopping, you know … all the boring adulting type things. So needless to say … I don’t get a lot of reading time in. Luckily I have a bit of an obsession with audiobooks which happen to be the perfect way to read and adult at the same time! So I have decided to start posting about my audio-reads on Mondays when I can.
So, what am I listening to this Monday?
Release Date: September 9, 2015
“My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. ”
I started this book around the early part of this past week. So far it has been a decent read. I feel like I know where this is going but I am interested to find out. I don’t think this is going to be a 5 star read for me because I don’t feel super connected, but the narration is really well done. The main problem I have with this as an audiobook is that apparently this book has several graphics of notebook entries and such which does not translate into audio well. I actually find these breaks in the audio to be distracting and fragmenting to the story. I might pick up the physical book at some point to see the illustrations as they were intended.
I am very interested to see how this book translates into the new movie though. Anyone see it yet? Thoughts?
What are you reading today? I would love to hear your thoughts. Comment below!