Battle of the Bands by Lauren Gibaldi & Eric Smith

Battle of the Bands by Lauren Gibaldi & Eric Smith

Battle of the Bands edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith is an upbeat anthology of interconnected stories about a battle of the bands competition. I loved the wide range of perspectives, featuring characters with differing relationships to the event, and each of the works within it are strong. The audiobook version is equally engaging, and the full cast makes the world of the contest feel like a real community. This is a great read for those looking for something quick that will leave them with a smile on their face. Continue reading

Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous, Suzanne Park

Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous, Suzanne Park

Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Parkintrigued me because of its Simple Life vibes. This one contains just as much mayhem as I was expecting as it follows an influencer who spends the summer unplugged at a farm. The plot is unique, and the main character is perfectly sarcastic. I also enjoyed the audiobook narration, which brings each of the characters to life. Those looking for a fun and quirky summer read will not want to miss this one. Continue reading