On Our Bookshelf

pexels-photo-large The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see and who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

I listened to the audiobook of The 5th Wave and loved it. The two voice actors are fantastic, so I would recommend giving this a listen. The book itself was realistic (for an alien invasion), horrifying, and hopeful. It kept me on my toes. I was a little disappointed that for most of the book Cassie was hiding out in a house, but despite that all of the character's stories were exciting and intriguing. I'm sure you've seen that there's a movie version, but I would 100% recommend reading the book first.

If you like aliens, then you'll love The 5th Wave.


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is convinced that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project.

An intelligent man with OCD. A fiery and witty woman who doesn't follow rules. You would never think these two would ever be a match, but it's wonderful reading these two people bicker and flirt and wonder if Don will get his act together. I listened to this while in the car and it made my commute a much more enjoyable experience. It's romantic and funny and charming and just puts a smile on your face.

If you like romance and quirky people, you'll love The Rosie Project.