Six Word Reviews

Here are some books I’ve read in the last few weeks and, in the spirit of Hemingway’s Six Word Story (“For sale: baby shoes.  Never worn.”), I’ve written six word reviews for each….  Enjoy!


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (audiobook)

Long but SO worth the time.


Lexicon by Max Barry

Like Hunger Games.  Good but forgettable.


The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (audiobook)

Dark Vietnam War “memoir.”  Suffered through.

Dept of Speculation

Department of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Devoured in one sitting.  Loved it.


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Enjoyable. Would be good for bookclub.


The Shining by Stephen King (audiobook)

Deliciously creepy.  Better than movie.  Long.


The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood (audiobook)

Meh. Crime novel.  Didn’t grab me.


Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Adult fairytale with twists.  Only liked.

Orphan Train

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Saccharine. Overhyped. Characters lack depth. Unimpressed.


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (audiobook)

Liked but won’t be continuing series.


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Hilarious. Why didn’t I discover sooner?


The Restaurant at the of the Universe by Douglas Adams (Book 2 of Hitchhiker’s Guide series)

Read if you love Hitchhiker’s Guide.


The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Literary critics probably love.  Unrelatable narrator.


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Enjoyable. Recommend for 1980s kids, gamers.

Upon review, it’s an eclectic list.

Means there’s something for every taste.

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Can’t stop speaking six word phrases!

Oh, no. I’ve created a monster.