- Title: Lenny for Your Thoughts
- Author: Anyta Sunday
- ISBN: null
- Page: 457
- Format: ebook
This edition is out of printLenny s life in the small village of Waldau hasn t changed in years While friends grew up and moved on, Lenny and his oma remain in the same place Now Lenny s going to make things different a new life, in a new city, and a chance to forget his cousin Julien the boy he loved, and who left him behind But just as Lenny s future looks like it sThis edition is out of printLenny s life in the small village of Waldau hasn t changed in years While friends grew up and moved on, Lenny and his oma remain in the same place Now Lenny s going to make things different a new life, in a new city, and a chance to forget his cousin Julien the boy he loved, and who left him behind But just as Lenny s future looks like it s becoming reality, Julien returns, bringing with him all the sweet, wonderful, and painful memories of their past.What does his cousin want And is it something Lenny can give him Cover art by Astrid Paramita Mochtarram
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As with nearly all of Anyta's work, I thoroughly enjoyed this 2016 re-working of "Lenny for your Thoughts."Julian was first Lenny's cousin.Then his bully.Then his very best friend.Then his first (and only) crush.Then a huge piece of his world, entirely missing.Then an awkward ex-friend, who he wanted nothing more than to avoid, other than possibly fully lose himself to.From a childhood in the countryside to a life fully-realized on the outskirts of Berlin, this story travels the full spectrum of [...]
This book exhausted me. I overdosed on the angst and pain. The first 40 percent or so had me bored to tears. There are only so many scenes I can read from the perspective of a 6 or 11 or 14-year-old, especially when these children are so weirdly adult in their actions and reactions. Once the story hit the "present," I was hoping for the pace to pick up, but there were more moments in time, more glimpses of a dreamy reality, and a whole lot (too much) of two secondary characters, Caro and Ben, da [...]
A little while back, I read rock and it went straight to my favorites shelf. Recently, nest made its way onto my TBR and given that I loved rock so much, I looked forward to reading this one.Like rock , nest is told in the present tense, from the POV of one character. There are other plot parallels, as well, but the stories still felt distinct, to me.In nest, it is known from the beginning that Lenny and Julian are first cousins. They don't come from a close knit extended family, though. In fact [...]
Sometimes, when I'm having a tough day or just a long one, the only thing that comes to my mind is arriving my comfy and warm home, kiss my hubby and kids, pour myself a glass of wine and get lost in a book. And, this time, mad and tired, I chose Nest to make my day better.Unsurprisingly, Anyta's writing worked its magic and my humor changed in an instant. I started to feel better, warmed, absorbed and withdrew with the comfort you only feel in your happy place, surrounded by the people you love [...]
The blurb doesn't really do this story justice, this is far more than a love story of the romantic kind, it's a journey that a whole family takes.Lenny and Carolyn are growing up with their Oma since their parents died trying to escape to West Germany. Oma is eccentric and slightly all knowing, at least that how it seems to the children in her life, which include not only Lenny and his older sister Carolyn, but also Ben, Lenny's best friend and Lenny's cousin Julien. Julien is being raised by hi [...]
I've finally figured out the words to articulate what it is about Anyta Sunday. There's no question her prose is extraordinary. I thoroughly enjoy reading her stories because she invokes such pleasure from me in my reading experiences.But some stories, and this was one of them, are rife with such abstractness that I don't feel satisfied. I need to not only understand the one MC's POV that the story is told from, but I need to hear more communication. Her MCs often have these conversations with e [...]
Me gusta mucho la forma de escribir de Anyta, es dulce, con muchas emociones y nada simplona. Es extraño, su libro más celebrado es Rocks, el que menos me gustó a mi por su resolución.Nest en algunos momentos me ha recordado a Rocks, el mismo tipo de ambiente. Lenny y Julian son primos hermanos, han crecido cerca y han pasado de enemigos a amigos y después a amantes. Con varias secuencias a lo largo de los años la autora nos muestra cómo va evolucionando la relación. Esa primera parte me [...]
Ok wow, I don’t how you do it Anyta, but you are a Queen to me.This was bloody beautiful and heartbreaking. It was strangely similar to Rock but at the same time so different. That didn’t bother me at all. Actually, I enjoyed the similarities because I loved Rock so much that reading something that made me remember it was the icing on the cake for me. I devoured in one sitting. Nest evokes so many feelings that I don’t even know where to start. My bird is certainly happy and awed by this s [...]
In the past few months Anyta Sunday has become one of my favorite authors. She has this unique way of narrating a story, that evokes ALL the feelings. I really liked "nest". There are a lot of NA momemts, but the whole story definitely falls into the YA category, at least for me. And although I'm not a big fan of the genre, I'll read almost anything this author writes. My only niggle is that I felt that Julian and Lenny could have talked a little more about the past and the reasons that kept the [...]
Good, BUT*ugh* I have serious issues with Anyta's choices for the MCs sometimes, and this is unfortunately in the same category, though Lenny, Ben and Caro saved it for me. But the coward also known as Julian had me clenching my Kindle more than once. Holy shit a douche, and his complete inability to apologize made me ragey!I loved the analogies though and I loved the surrounding characters and most of the story. Lenny was a sweetheart, but I did need him to grow a pair and tell Julian to man up [...]
First: This was a buddy read with Mandy*reads obsessively*.Finished, but I really had to think about it. As soon as it was on amazon I downloaded it and then started reading promptly. The story kept me interested and I couldn’t really stop reading.I like Anyta Sunday’s voice very much, it still came through in this book, even if the way the story was told wasn't really to my liking. The switch between today and the flashbacks was increasingly getting on my nerves. At the beginning it had a n [...]
3.5 starsKissing cousins you say?! I was excited for this, but in the end it just didn't click so well for me. I guess I had problems connecting with the story and the characters.
I enjoyed this novel a lot; Anyta Sunday has a charming writing style. The constant flashbacks are a bit annoying, but still I highly recommend it. I won’t forget the characters soon.
This was a disappointment.I am not sure where the author wanted to go with this. It had some elements of a love story, but was quite convoluted. It had too many characters and childhood-memories which were probably supposed to give the story color and profundity.What didn't work for me at all: the structure. The back and forth in time. It was confusing, tiring and not beneficial to the story flow.I also didn't dig the cousins-theme. They all grew up together, so it felt quite incestuous. And not [...]
I loved this. I thought it was beautiful.And it's wonderfully crafted. The flashbacks are done exceptionally well and are really organic here.This is my favourite from the author, I think, or close to it. Moving, sweet, and the perfect amount of tension in the writing. I enjoyed this read :-)
Review posted at The Blog of Sid LoveAnyta Sunday has managed to easily charm me with her previous works – “Shane and Trey” was the first of her books that I read and it was a fun read. Then, I came across her “St-St-Stuffed” and it was even better. But, while reading Lenny for your thoughts, I found myself literally spell-bound.The story is set in Germany and it gives us snippets from past and present of Leonard (Lenny) Krause’s life. It begins with Lenny planning to move to Berlin [...]
Very thoughtful, slow moving story set in Germany. Lenny's character emerges slowly, through childhood to adult, with all the people from his small village (Nick, Aunt Thomas, Pastor Dieter) popping up constantly throughout his life and the flashbacks.I never felt that I fully understood why Lenny needed to move Oma to Berlin (in the present). He gave reasons, but they seemed vague (it's so arty! It's where my parents tried to escape from the East) and I wanted more conviction there.At the heart [...]
Some parts didn't make sense for me (the German setting and character names; Julian felt a little too disconnected from me and I kind of wish we'd seen some of his PoV) but the writing is so lush that I overlooked those issues. Another forbidden love story from the author of one of my favorite heartbreakers,. Somehow, I'm okay with the moral grey areas when it comes to her books!
Wow, wow, wow. I'll review laterter I've read everything written by this author.So I've finally come back to post my review! This review was first posted atin April 2014.Though I will try and write this without spoilers it may contain some, so just be warned!!"Anyta Sunday is rapidly moving up my list of favourite authors. It's like when I first read Kaje Harper or Eli Easton or Tj Klune or Eric Arvin or a million other authors I loveI get all excited at the start of the book. The promise of som [...]
Anyta Sunday writes books that get to me, they have a way to sneak to me, grab me without knowing how and why. “Lenny For Your Thoughts” is such a book, too. I just loved it.The book works with flashbacks – I like that despite it’s making me crazy because I really want to know what had happened. We get simultaneously the actual action – Lenny’s planned move to a village much closer to Berlin and his reconnecting with his cousin Julien and the flasbacks – how he and Julien became fr [...]
This M/M romance does not work for me.It is not the random grammar mishap nor the occasional clumsy turn of phrase. Neither is it the sole/soul word-play that is ingenious but constantly fails to move me.The German setting feels unnecessary not just because most of the chararacters' first names sound English but also because it is meaningless for the plot which could actually take place anywhere else with little need for changes.The real problem for me is that the characters fail to come alive.M [...]
My review of this book would be pretty much like my review of RockHad I only read one of them. Now that I've read the two I've gotta say, they're painfully similar, sometimes down to the DETAILS, many details (view spoiler)[ incest theme? check. older sister? check. camping trips? check. sister+friend?check. some kind of mask? check. sex after a wedding? check. fake bfs or gfs? check.(hide spoiler)]Anyway, that's why I can't give this book 5 stars. Heck, I wouldn't give it 4 if I didn't like thi [...]
3.5 starsI liked this story for its cinematic feel. Rather like a deliberate and carefully put together art film, it was evocative and beautiful. It had a feel of magical realism to it which I really enjoyed but the many flashbacks and style made me feel a bit removed from it all- I enjoyed the characters but I rarely felt emotionally connected to them. Although the constant hopping from past to present left me feeling impatient I will say that I enjoyed reading the Lenny as a young boy/man the [...]
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these kind of books. Dudes. Its all about the love from afar, the war within ourselves, the timeless love through the ages, decades, right, wrong. just UGH. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!This was like Rock all over again and it pulled at my tender heart strings. My heart is tender this year and I've been shying away from these stories this year cause life is hard yo. But I think I needed this right before Christmas to remind me that love in eternal, and withstands time. (view spoil [...]
I liked it a lot, but it was very similar to "rock" - or is that just me?
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3.5 stars with me thinking I might have to round up simply for Oma's last little bit. I read "Nest" as opposed to "Lenny for your thoughts" and I suspect I prefer the more linear nature of this version but I am curious. The things I loved about Rock were not as well done here, but conversely the things I thought were weak in Rock were well done here. This made me a bit frustrated for both books as I believe Ms. Sunday has the talent to avoid these pitfalls.This is set in Germany and while it oft [...]
I really liked how this story was told. I'm one of those rare people who like the alternating time point of views. I love all the characters: Lenny, Oma, Julien, Carolyn, and Ben. I love how it was in Lenny's point of view. I usually don't seek out these kinds of stories but I was totally rooting for them in the end (honestly? really throughout the book lol). I enjoyed this story and I really like this author's works! Great job! :)
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