Bus Reads for May

Commuting to Seattle by bus 5 days a week gives me a lot of reading time. Here’s what I read on the bus in May:

Everything Is Teeth by Evie Wyld

A graphic memoir of a young Evie’s obsession with sharks; every little thing about them. Folded in among that obsession are stories of family summers spent in New South Wales.

 

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

This book was amazing yet frustrating, there was an element I thought the author would have gone farther with, but in the end the reader knows the connection. Two narrators: one in space and one in the Arctic; a female astronaut and an aging Astronomer, both coming to terms with the fact that something has happened that has cut off communication…both have internal struggles and outside influences that keep them going. For the astronaut it’s her team and for the astronomer it’s an orphan. A beautiful page turner, but just as a warning don’t expect a pretty little ending tied in a bow…and I think I kind of loved that it didn’t do that.

 Bus Reads guest blogger: 

Robert B Parker is one of my all-time favorite authors. I have read all the Spenser books, most of the Jesse Stone books and several stand-alone novels. Then I decided to listen to the audio version so I could walk and “read” at the same time. The first 17 novels with Michael Prichard as the narrator were a joy. In Pastime, the narrator was switched over to David Dukes. I understand that when you have a narrator for 17 books, he literally becomes part of the original creation and David Dukes doesn’t do it justice. I’ve tried. After three days, I am only one hour into it and will be rereading the print copy for Pastime. Had I listened to this book first, it would have been my last experience with Robert B Parker – and that would have been a crime far worse than any committed in the novels.

-submitted by patron McKenna

Sounds like you’ll be wanting to switch to the print version after book 17! What audio books have you loved?

What are you reading on your commute? Tag your reads on social media #splbusreads

~ posted by Kara P.

2 thoughts on “Bus Reads for May”

  1. I love Stephen Fry narrating the Harry Potter series. He does a superb job 👍

    And now I’m currently “reading” (ie it’s being read to me 😂) Atonement by Ian McEwan. I’ve heard good things about this book, so I have high expectations!

    1. I have heard great things about the audio version of Harry Potter, may have to give that a try! Happy “reading”!

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