Archives for posts with tag: bel canto

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Type: fiction

Page Count: 434

TTBR Synopsis: This is the 6th time I’ve reread this book.



Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Type: fiction

Page Count: 352

TTBR Synopsis: This is the 2nd time I’ve read it. I didn’t cry as much because I knew what was coming. It’s gorgeous.





Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Type: YA fiction

Page Count: 328

TTBR Synopsis: A very sweet little YA fiction about romance, family, race, domestic violence, self image, and sacrifice in the 80s.




Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Type: I don’t know how to categorize this one.

Page Count: 369

TTBR Synopsis: Within 5 pages, I was crying from laughter. I haven’t laughed out loud so often in… years?



Bel Canto

by: Ann Patchett

Type: literary fiction

Page Count: 315

Received by: One of Kat’s stash

Started reading: ummm early August?

Finished reading: ummm mid August?

Interest level: 10 – I was on vacation in Japan but all I wanted to do was read this book.  That’s how good it was.

Recommendation level: 10 – One of the best fiction books I’ve ever read.  So so so so beautiful.  It is absolutely captivating.  And totally indescribable.  Beautiful characters.  The theme of opera magically weaves the multiple languages and cultures together like musical notes lifting and falling across a score.

TTBR Synopsis: A cast of characters who can barely communicate with one another are forced into a hostage situation… and some amazing relationships begin.