My Oxford Year

My Oxford Year

Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of Oxford, this sparkling debut novel tells the unforgettable story about a determined young woman eager to make her mark in the world and the handsome man who introduces her to an incredible love that will irrevocably alter her future?perfect for fans of JoJo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks. American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her li Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of Oxford, this sparkling debut novel tells the unforgettable story about a dete...

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Title:My Oxford Year
Author:Julia Whelan
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:My Oxford Year
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

My Oxford Year Reviews

  • Elyse
    Sep 05, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

  • Melanie
    May 18, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Paloma ? ...

  • Liza Wiemer
    May 01, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Paloma ? ...

    But the hardest thing is staying. The hardest thing is living with dying. Loving with dying. The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan. ? Julia Whelan, ...

    "Love. That?s my choice. " If you read the blurb, then you know this is going to be a tear jerker at some point. How you might say? Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks names are mentioned in it. That's enough, don't you think? Yet, I must have missed it since I wasn't prepare...

    Thanks to the publisher for this finished copy for review purposes! Let's start with what I loved, shall we? I LOVED the Oxford setting and everything about the descriptions about Oxford life. I loved the pubs, Ella's friends, all of it. Seriously, that alone gets 5 stars from me! ...

    I went into this novel knowing that it would have a Jojo Moyes Me Before You feel, so I was ready to fall in love and have my heartbreak. I loved it! I loved this story. Julia took me along and I totally got into the Oxford experience from classes to walking the streets to eating f...

  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    Jul 23, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

  • Ginger at GReadsBooks.com
    Apr 10, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

  • Sheyla ✎
    May 05, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Paloma ? ...

    But the hardest thing is staying. The hardest thing is living with dying. Loving with dying. The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan. ? Julia Whelan, ...

    "Love. That?s my choice. " If you read the blurb, then you know this is going to be a tear jerker at some point. How you might say? Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks names are mentioned in it. That's enough, don't you think? Yet, I must have missed it since I wasn't prepare...

  • Jessica
    May 04, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Paloma ? ...

    But the hardest thing is staying. The hardest thing is living with dying. Loving with dying. The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan. ? Julia Whelan, ...

    "Love. That?s my choice. " If you read the blurb, then you know this is going to be a tear jerker at some point. How you might say? Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks names are mentioned in it. That's enough, don't you think? Yet, I must have missed it since I wasn't prepare...

    Thanks to the publisher for this finished copy for review purposes! Let's start with what I loved, shall we? I LOVED the Oxford setting and everything about the descriptions about Oxford life. I loved the pubs, Ella's friends, all of it. Seriously, that alone gets 5 stars from me! ...

    I went into this novel knowing that it would have a Jojo Moyes Me Before You feel, so I was ready to fall in love and have my heartbreak. I loved it! I loved this story. Julia took me along and I totally got into the Oxford experience from classes to walking the streets to eating f...

    Lots of feelings, some good and some not so good. Review to come in the morning. ...

    Thank you to goodreads and the author. I won an ARC of My Oxford Year! It's taken me a few days to mull over the book. I knew the author from the many (many) audio books Julia has narrated. And I have to say she is one of my top favorites. I will listen to the books she's narrating ...

    The moment I heard that this book was going to be made into a movie starring Sam Heughan, I HAD to read it. The story itself sounded right up my alley as well. A romance in Oxford between an American and her new professor? Yes, please! Ella Duran has always dreamed of studying at O...

  • Antoinette
    Jul 28, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

  • Heather 'Bookables'
    Jun 25, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

  • Jillian Reynolds (Jillian Loves Books)
    Jul 20, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Apr 22, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Mar 30, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    Apr 16, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

  • Maddison
    May 29, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

  • Sandra Cortez
    May 01, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Paloma ? ...

    But the hardest thing is staying. The hardest thing is living with dying. Loving with dying. The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan. ? Julia Whelan, ...

    "Love. That?s my choice. " If you read the blurb, then you know this is going to be a tear jerker at some point. How you might say? Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks names are mentioned in it. That's enough, don't you think? Yet, I must have missed it since I wasn't prepare...

    Thanks to the publisher for this finished copy for review purposes! Let's start with what I loved, shall we? I LOVED the Oxford setting and everything about the descriptions about Oxford life. I loved the pubs, Ella's friends, all of it. Seriously, that alone gets 5 stars from me! ...

    I went into this novel knowing that it would have a Jojo Moyes Me Before You feel, so I was ready to fall in love and have my heartbreak. I loved it! I loved this story. Julia took me along and I totally got into the Oxford experience from classes to walking the streets to eating f...

    Lots of feelings, some good and some not so good. Review to come in the morning. ...

    Thank you to goodreads and the author. I won an ARC of My Oxford Year! It's taken me a few days to mull over the book. I knew the author from the many (many) audio books Julia has narrated. And I have to say she is one of my top favorites. I will listen to the books she's narrating ...

    The moment I heard that this book was going to be made into a movie starring Sam Heughan, I HAD to read it. The story itself sounded right up my alley as well. A romance in Oxford between an American and her new professor? Yes, please! Ella Duran has always dreamed of studying at O...

    ?He can be the boy I journeyed to the end with? swoon, I loved this one hard. *** a little forewarning *** for my fellow Americans the verbiage is very English so don?t read this on a brain fog day. Haha. Did you know valise means suitcase. But seriously it?s so good! I was...

  • Christy
    Apr 27, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

  • Renee
    May 04, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

  • Kate Olson
    Apr 22, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Paloma ? ...

    But the hardest thing is staying. The hardest thing is living with dying. Loving with dying. The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan. ? Julia Whelan, ...

    "Love. That?s my choice. " If you read the blurb, then you know this is going to be a tear jerker at some point. How you might say? Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks names are mentioned in it. That's enough, don't you think? Yet, I must have missed it since I wasn't prepare...

    Thanks to the publisher for this finished copy for review purposes! Let's start with what I loved, shall we? I LOVED the Oxford setting and everything about the descriptions about Oxford life. I loved the pubs, Ella's friends, all of it. Seriously, that alone gets 5 stars from me! ...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    May 05, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

  • Eliza
    Apr 24, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

  • Hollis
    Jun 02, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Paloma ? ...

    But the hardest thing is staying. The hardest thing is living with dying. Loving with dying. The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan. ? Julia Whelan, ...

    "Love. That?s my choice. " If you read the blurb, then you know this is going to be a tear jerker at some point. How you might say? Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks names are mentioned in it. That's enough, don't you think? Yet, I must have missed it since I wasn't prepare...

    Thanks to the publisher for this finished copy for review purposes! Let's start with what I loved, shall we? I LOVED the Oxford setting and everything about the descriptions about Oxford life. I loved the pubs, Ella's friends, all of it. Seriously, that alone gets 5 stars from me! ...

    I went into this novel knowing that it would have a Jojo Moyes Me Before You feel, so I was ready to fall in love and have my heartbreak. I loved it! I loved this story. Julia took me along and I totally got into the Oxford experience from classes to walking the streets to eating f...

    Lots of feelings, some good and some not so good. Review to come in the morning. ...

  • Jamie-leigh Haughn
    Jun 03, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

  • DJ Sakata
    May 11, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

  • Kindling Micky
    Jul 25, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

  • Evelyn
    Mar 11, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Paloma ? ...

    But the hardest thing is staying. The hardest thing is living with dying. Loving with dying. The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan. ? Julia Whelan, ...

    "Love. That?s my choice. " If you read the blurb, then you know this is going to be a tear jerker at some point. How you might say? Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks names are mentioned in it. That's enough, don't you think? Yet, I must have missed it since I wasn't prepare...

    Thanks to the publisher for this finished copy for review purposes! Let's start with what I loved, shall we? I LOVED the Oxford setting and everything about the descriptions about Oxford life. I loved the pubs, Ella's friends, all of it. Seriously, that alone gets 5 stars from me! ...

    I went into this novel knowing that it would have a Jojo Moyes Me Before You feel, so I was ready to fall in love and have my heartbreak. I loved it! I loved this story. Julia took me along and I totally got into the Oxford experience from classes to walking the streets to eating f...

    Lots of feelings, some good and some not so good. Review to come in the morning. ...

    Thank you to goodreads and the author. I won an ARC of My Oxford Year! It's taken me a few days to mull over the book. I knew the author from the many (many) audio books Julia has narrated. And I have to say she is one of my top favorites. I will listen to the books she's narrating ...

  • Jenna
    Jul 19, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

  • ✨ Kaira ✨
    Jun 10, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Paloma ? ...

    But the hardest thing is staying. The hardest thing is living with dying. Loving with dying. The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan. ? Julia Whelan, ...

    "Love. That?s my choice. " If you read the blurb, then you know this is going to be a tear jerker at some point. How you might say? Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks names are mentioned in it. That's enough, don't you think? Yet, I must have missed it since I wasn't prepare...

    Thanks to the publisher for this finished copy for review purposes! Let's start with what I loved, shall we? I LOVED the Oxford setting and everything about the descriptions about Oxford life. I loved the pubs, Ella's friends, all of it. Seriously, that alone gets 5 stars from me! ...

    I went into this novel knowing that it would have a Jojo Moyes Me Before You feel, so I was ready to fall in love and have my heartbreak. I loved it! I loved this story. Julia took me along and I totally got into the Oxford experience from classes to walking the streets to eating f...

    Lots of feelings, some good and some not so good. Review to come in the morning. ...

    Thank you to goodreads and the author. I won an ARC of My Oxford Year! It's taken me a few days to mull over the book. I knew the author from the many (many) audio books Julia has narrated. And I have to say she is one of my top favorites. I will listen to the books she's narrating ...

    The moment I heard that this book was going to be made into a movie starring Sam Heughan, I HAD to read it. The story itself sounded right up my alley as well. A romance in Oxford between an American and her new professor? Yes, please! Ella Duran has always dreamed of studying at O...

    ?He can be the boy I journeyed to the end with? swoon, I loved this one hard. *** a little forewarning *** for my fellow Americans the verbiage is very English so don?t read this on a brain fog day. Haha. Did you know valise means suitcase. But seriously it?s so good! I was...

    Plot - 4 Writing style - 5 Characters - 5 Romance - 5 In which a 24-year-old American went to England to study in Oxford in where she met a man made her blood boil who turns out to be her professor. WARNING: SPOILERY REVIEW PLOT - at the first half of the book, I am absol...

  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    Jul 02, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

  • Melanie A.
    Jul 03, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

  • Monica Kim
    Aug 27, 2018

    5+ stars!!! ?The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan.? My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book! It took me by surprise in ...

    You know how our expectations are sometimes too high? Or, you expect something completely different and get something else and it's even better than what you were anticipating? It's the best feeling when a book does that. My Oxford Year surprised me, it totally blindsided m...

    3 stars This is a book that?s been getting a lot of great buzz, a lot of my book friends really loved it and I?ve been hearing good things all around. I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she...

    Audiobook...read by author Julia Whelan Julia is terrific with a slight detached sound to her voice. Other times she has a kick-ass attitude which comes across in her sounds... always changing her voice range & emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote. She does this we...

    It?s not that there was anything...egregiously wrong with this, it?s just that it wasn?t what I was looking for. I grossly overshot in my quest for a *slightly*-lighter beach read. Who gives a f@&k about an Oxford Comma?* - Well, I do! I?m a fairly... let?s say serious pe...

    3.5 STARS I've just lived years of my life in those eyes. Soooooo . . . Unpopular opinion ahead. . . Here's the premise: "You're the hypercompetitive American, a Rhodes scholar no less, who sees Oxford as a series of hurdles to clear like levels in some video game, and I? I'...

    Title: My Oxford Year Series: Standalone Author: Julia Whelan Release date: April 24, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a book, and that's what happened when I came across My Oxford Year. After seeing the a...

    3.75 ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I had really high hopes for "My Oxford Year," but upon finishing it, I really can't bear to give it more than a single star. Where do I even begin? So much of this story is unbelievable, and not in a good way. I wasn't convinced ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Honestly, this was fantastic! I just really loved everything about this delightful story. I know Julia Whelan from her work as a narrator so I was really curious about this book as soon as I saw it. I decided to give it...

    Why did I choose this book to read- simple: location, location, location. I have been to Oxford a few times now and I love the city and all that it represents-higher learning and history. What I like best about this book was revisiting the streets and places that I knew and had been to...

    3.5-4 ?'s ?I came to Oxford for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. I chose to experience a lifetime.? Obviously, the title gives you an idea of what the story is about and when Ella meets Jamie, you know he is a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, after that things get muddl...

    Favorite Quotes: His voice is so melodious, so low and soothing, it should be accompanied by choral music. Everyone else looks very British about it, like this is where fun comes to die. ?Given the lovely turn of your figure, it?s quite gratifying you?re not one of thos...

    I give my reasons below in the spoilers as to why this book made me angry (not the topic) and I by no means intend to invalidate anyone else?s experience reading this book, this is just my experience. (view spoiler)[ I am an academic in palliative and end of life care, my doctoral...

    With a strong opener, I was really into this novel. Then something happened & I?m left feeling a little ?meh? about it all. I wish I could put my finger on it, but something overall just didn?t satisfy me the way I was hoping it to. This saddens me because I was really into...

    *6 stars* Still gobsmacked, need to process before writing a coherent review. ...

    ?5 STARS? For American, Ella Durran, attending Oxford University on the prestige Rhodes Scholarship is the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea was born during a tumultuous period in her adolescence so she fully intends to embrace this incredible e...

    Heads up people: if you look at this cover and think it will be a fun, light, chick flick read....you?re wrong. Prior to reading this novel, that was my exact impression from judging by the cover (do not do that). This book. Oh, this book. I seriously do not think this book will ...

    Soooo..... I don't know. I'm speechless, because this isn't what I thought it was going to be. This wasn't entirely what I signed up for. So I somehow have to weed through the fact that I was looking for a certain type of story, but I actually got something else entirely.... ...

    Oh. My heart!! This book took me through every emotion I posses. I initially thought it was a light contemporary book, easy summer reading. Then... half way through the book we get a serious plot twist that I wasn't expecting and from that moment on it took me on a roller coaster of fe...

    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Paloma ? ...

    But the hardest thing is staying. The hardest thing is living with dying. Loving with dying. The hardest thing is love, with no expiration date, no qualifiers, no safety net. Love that demands acceptance of all things I cannot change. Love that doesn't follow a plan. ? Julia Whelan, ...