Beartown by Fredrik Backman


I LOVED this book! I have had it for a while. I would like to thank the publisher & Netgalley for reaching out to me and providing me a copy of this book. It has in NO WAY influenced my thoughts or opinions.

I decided to take this on vacation to break my reading slump. I read this whole book on the drive home. To be fair, we had to drive 10 hours. I love all his other books, besides Britt-Marie was here. I could not finish that one. Anyways, this is pretty different for his normal type of book. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad thing at all. I’m going to try and write this without ANY spoilers.

I’m not a huge hockey fan. I went to my first game last year and I had fun. Not a big fan though. So, when I started reading and realized this book was about a town and their obsession with hockey, I was skeptical. I completely changed my mind about a chapter or two in. This book is so much more. I love that Backman did so many POV’s in this book. You can see how different characters feel and why they make the choices they do. It’s quite lovely.

This town is small and it’s diminishing. They feel that their last hope to keep it alive is to make sure their hockey team goes all the way. It will bring the town back “on the board” so to speak. No pressure on these kids, right?! Wrong. Everything is hanging on this one game and they are not shy about letting the kids know how important it is. They will do anything to win. They let these boys get away with anything, so they can win. Morals and Rules go out the window because there’s no way they can be punished. The pressure starts to get to some and they don’t handle it well. Then one night, one decision changes everyhting. You have these dominoes that start to fall and they hit every person in the town.

This book does start off a bit slow but I’m used to his style. Trust me, keep at it because it will be absolutely worth it. This book tackles some very deep issues and it will make you feel a lot of emotions. Joy, sadness, anger and make you question everything, even humanity as a whole. It may seem like fiction but this book is very real.

I love this book just as much as, A Man Called Ove. I recommend that one to everyone and I will with this one too. This book moves you and makes you think. I loved it and I’m sure this review is awful because I’m still mind-blown. I’m definitely a huge Backman fan and can’t wait for the next book!


Recommendations Needed

I have hit a reading slump this year. I’m normally around 100 books read at this point. I’m at 7. WHAT! I know. I’ve had some medical things happen that really just didn’t help. So.. I need some reading recommendations! What have you read this year that you just LOVED? Please spam me with book ideas!!


Thank you 🙂

A Man Called Ove

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Seriously, this movie AND book is amazing. I found this book on Netgalley two years and decided to take a chance on it. So glad I did because it is one of my favorites of all time! I just wanted to dedicate a post to this gem. You need to read this book then watch the movie. It is foreign, so you have to read subtitles. It really doesn’t take anything away from the movie though. It’s fantastic.

I work at a library and suggested it to our branch librarian to use for her book club. She ordered more copies and she and the book club loved it. This book came out over TWO years ago and it still has a hold list. This means there are a lot of people waiting on a copy of this book to read. It’s a pretty big accomplishment!

Reviews of past

I have A LOT of book reviews on my account. I’m so sad that I had to make the switch but I will post my link here and make a widget at some point. This way they are easily accessible, if you are curious about any of the other books I’ve read. I’m going to try to find a good way to incorporate my old reviews. I’ll figure something out 🙂

 ⇑ This was my past blog. I have over 300 reviews on there!

Making the Switch


I have no idea how to use WordPress but I’m going to start learning today! I have been with for years. They have just let me down so much and I had to make the transition. I can’t even use their app anymore! So, that’s quite frustrating. I will update this with the links to my past blog, just in case you want to see what I’m about.


I’m pretty sad because I’ve got some followers and I’m basically starting all over. So, I hope that I can get the hang of this and it’s easier to use than Blogger! 🙂