What I've Read | February 2023

Welcome back to the Reading Nook & this month's 'What I've Read' series. The 'What I've Read" series is a monthly post and will be a combination of audible, kindle and physical books. 
Let me know if you've read/listened to any of these books and if so what you thought.

• IN COLD BLOOD |Author: Truman Capote |Narrator: Scott Brick |14hrs 27min |☆☆☆☆½

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS | Author: B.A. Paris | Narrator: Georgia Maguire | 8hrs 30min | ☆☆☆½

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. 

But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. 

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn't work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. 

Some might wonder what's really going on once the dinner party is over and the front door has closed. 

• THE BOY IN THE STRIPPED PAJAMAS, BOOK 1 | Author: John Boyne | Narrator: Michael Maloney | 4hrs 57min |☆☆☆☆½

The story of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about.

If you do start to listen, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy named Bruno. (Though this isn't a story for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later, you will arrive with Bruno at the fence.

Fences like this exist all over the world. We hope that you never have to encounter such a fence

》 I loved this book. At times the little boy Bruno could be a tad annoying, like children can be at times!  The ending is heartbreaking. But I will be reading this book again. Next month I will be reading book 2.

Thank you for stopping by & if you read any of these books I hope you enjoy them 😊 

Enjoy your day! ♡ Tina

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