The Summer of Impossible Things | Collaberation with my namesake across the big pond!

The Summer of Impossible Things
Rowan Coleman
Ebury Press
June 29th 2017 - first published May 4th 2017
Local Library

If you could change the past, would you?

Thirty years ago, something terrible happened to Luna’s mother. Something she’s only prepared to reveal after her death.

Now Luna and her sister have a chance to go back to their mother’s birthplace and settle her affairs. But in Brooklyn they find more questions than answers, until something impossible – magical – happens to Luna, and she meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977.

When I was naming this blog, a popular children’s book came to mind, ‘The Hungry Catapillar’ and immediatly thought that I would call this ‘The Hungry Bookworm’ eating up the books and because I like food, little did I know that across the Atlantic another book blogger had named her blog the very same thing!

She actually combines book reviews with a recipe that she things links both the book and the food together, WHAT A GENIUS IDEA, so we have decided to join together in reading and reviewing books and see how we go, I think it will be a very interesting experience, as we have a wide range of reading genres and likes, so if you have come here, from there welcome and thank you for taking the time to support our project.

So, this venture Megan has chosen The Summer of Impossible Things  I had heard good things about this book, rumblings how it is an immersive read, but still it would not be a book that I would automatically pick up, I had to try and get this out of my head, if I was to discuss it openly.


Ordered this from my local library, but it seems that this is very popular and I still have 16 people in front of me on the reservation list, so it is highly unlikey that I will be able to get hold of a copy for the date of our collaboration posts.

Searched charity shops just in case, asked friends if they had a copy and indeed looked to see how much the audiobook was.

I do not spending money on books, my bank acocunt is testament to that, but I was a little apprehensive on forking out for this if, the case came to it, that I did not like it.

My name is still on the reservation list, and there it will stay, until such time, it is my turn, read it I will and hopefully be able to put this review to bed 🙂

Still waiting……………..

So, I used the sample service Amazon has, and read a snippet of it, I know that it really is no subsitute for the whole thing, but it is the best I could do…dont hate me Megan!

Moving onwards a day or two I have read the sample and to my surprise, quite liked it, you see my issue is that I do not have any ‘disposable’ money at this point in the month to buy books, so I am going to have to wait, either for pay day or the library, which ever one comes first, because if I did have access to funds at this time, I would have most definatly pressed the ‘Buy the book’ button.

Why did I like what I read? I read the prologue and the first two chapters, the prologue was very descriptive and really setthe scene – I should imagine – for the whole book, definatly for the content I read, I could actually invisage Luna sitting there watching her mother talk to her via film.

Wheter the whole book would keep me captivated, is another matter, I really do not go for books of this nature, I have tried several over  the years and 99% of time I do not enjoy. I will admit to seeing Picoult’s name emblasoned on the front of this made me reel in horror, perhaps horror being the wrong word  no offense to Picoult fans, but I just cannot stomach her books.

Perhaps this book will be the gateway to opening my reading experiences and choices? …..


If you would like to read what Megan said about her experiences of this novel, then please take a look at The Hungry

Thank you for taking the time to read and listen to me blabbing away, hope to see you here again and soon 🙂

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