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 Walters
    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Oct 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 26, 2019

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

    4.5 stars rounded up. As Eleanor Durran (Ellie) lands at Heathrow, on her way to Oxford with a Rhodes scholarship, I am immediately drawn into her story. A tale for romantics and book nerds ( a club to which I heartily belong), a holiday in England begins swirling in my mind; I could s...

    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...

  • Libby
    Nov 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

    4.5 stars rounded up. As Eleanor Durran (Ellie) lands at Heathrow, on her way to Oxford with a Rhodes scholarship, I am immediately drawn into her story. A tale for romantics and book nerds ( a club to which I heartily belong), a holiday in England begins swirling in my mind; I could s...

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

    4.5 stars rounded up. As Eleanor Durran (Ellie) lands at Heathrow, on her way to Oxford with a Rhodes scholarship, I am immediately drawn into her story. A tale for romantics and book nerds ( a club to which I heartily belong), a holiday in England begins swirling in my mind; I could s...

    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...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

    4.5 stars rounded up. As Eleanor Durran (Ellie) lands at Heathrow, on her way to Oxford with a Rhodes scholarship, I am immediately drawn into her story. A tale for romantics and book nerds ( a club to which I heartily belong), a holiday in England begins swirling in my mind; I could s...

    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...

    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...

    3 Stars Overall Opinion: Welp. This is me, shooting myself in the foot! I found the gem with my Scribd app after seeing some GR friends raving reviews about the audiobook. I like audiobooks every once in a while, but I much prefer to read -- so when I found this ebook as part of my...

    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 ...

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

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

  • Anja H.
    Mar 21, 2019

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Maureen
    Jan 27, 2019

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

    4.5 stars rounded up. As Eleanor Durran (Ellie) lands at Heathrow, on her way to Oxford with a Rhodes scholarship, I am immediately drawn into her story. A tale for romantics and book nerds ( a club to which I heartily belong), a holiday in England begins swirling in my mind; I could s...

    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...

    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...

    3 Stars Overall Opinion: Welp. This is me, shooting myself in the foot! I found the gem with my Scribd app after seeing some GR friends raving reviews about the audiobook. I like audiobooks every once in a while, but I much prefer to read -- so when I found this ebook as part of my...

    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 ...

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

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

    4.5 stars rounded up. As Eleanor Durran (Ellie) lands at Heathrow, on her way to Oxford with a Rhodes scholarship, I am immediately drawn into her story. A tale for romantics and book nerds ( a club to which I heartily belong), a holiday in England begins swirling in my mind; I could s...

    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...

    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...

    3 Stars Overall Opinion: Welp. This is me, shooting myself in the foot! I found the gem with my Scribd app after seeing some GR friends raving reviews about the audiobook. I like audiobooks every once in a while, but I much prefer to read -- so when I found this ebook as part of my...

    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 ...

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

    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 ...

    ?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...

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

  • Bookphenomena (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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

    4.5 stars rounded up. As Eleanor Durran (Ellie) lands at Heathrow, on her way to Oxford with a Rhodes scholarship, I am immediately drawn into her story. A tale for romantics and book nerds ( a club to which I heartily belong), a holiday in England begins swirling in my mind; I could s...

    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...

    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...

  • KAS
    Jan 21, 2019

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

    4.5 stars rounded up. As Eleanor Durran (Ellie) lands at Heathrow, on her way to Oxford with a Rhodes scholarship, I am immediately drawn into her story. A tale for romantics and book nerds ( a club to which I heartily belong), a holiday in England begins swirling in my mind; I could s...

    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...

    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...

    3 Stars Overall Opinion: Welp. This is me, shooting myself in the foot! I found the gem with my Scribd app after seeing some GR friends raving reviews about the audiobook. I like audiobooks every once in a while, but I much prefer to read -- so when I found this ebook as part of my...

    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 ...

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

    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 ...

  • Brandice
    Feb 08, 2019

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

  • Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
    Mar 16, 2019

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

    4.5 stars rounded up. As Eleanor Durran (Ellie) lands at Heathrow, on her way to Oxford with a Rhodes scholarship, I am immediately drawn into her story. A tale for romantics and book nerds ( a club to which I heartily belong), a holiday in England begins swirling in my mind; I could s...

    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...

    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...

    3 Stars Overall Opinion: Welp. This is me, shooting myself in the foot! I found the gem with my Scribd app after seeing some GR friends raving reviews about the audiobook. I like audiobooks every once in a while, but I much prefer to read -- so when I found this ebook as part of my...

    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 ...

  • Robin Hill
    Jan 13, 2019

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

  • 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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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: Reader in Emerald City
    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

  • NMmomof4
    Jan 25, 2019

    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 ...

    I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before ... ?This was an unputdownable listen !? Having going in blind, of course, I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me. The storyline is not jus...

    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...

    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...

    An unexpected enjoyable story, heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming. I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I did not imagine. Ella has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford, as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back ...

    My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio, a Rhodes Scholar, spending her allotted time at Oxford. Already at age 24, she has an impressive resume in the political sphere, yet chooses to study literature during her time in England. Ella is immediately swept up in...

    Worth the attention in my opinion. A frenemy-turn-lovers story written underneath Whelan's love note to Oxford. So glad I finally decided to read it! ...and I heard this was becoming a movie! My favorite quote: ?Losing someone is hard enough. But death without the process of...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'...

    ****4 STARS**** I went into this book completely blind. I didn?t even read the blurb. Someone on Facebook stated this novel was on sale for $1.99 so I brought it. Nothing more, nothing less. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan had been sitting on my kindle for about 8 months or so b...

    There's a sentence in the blurb that's wholly responsible for landing this book on my Do Not Read list. I'm not going to divulge it?in case you're considering going in blind (which I recommend). I took said sentence as a warning, and while I appreciated being "warned," I almost m...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    *4.25 SELF-DISCOVERING STARS* This has never been more true for me: Never judge a book by its cover. Judging by the cover, I thought this was going to be your average cheesy contemporary romance. Now, having finished this with tears in my eyes, I realize I was wrong, so so wrong. ...

    This book was....ok. I think that?s the best way to describe it. There were parts that warmed my heart and parts that made me feel, but for the most part? Pretty mediocre. Which is pretty disappointing because this book seemingly ticked all my boxes. ESPECIALLY AN AMERICAN IN OXFORD....

    4.5 stars rounded up. As Eleanor Durran (Ellie) lands at Heathrow, on her way to Oxford with a Rhodes scholarship, I am immediately drawn into her story. A tale for romantics and book nerds ( a club to which I heartily belong), a holiday in England begins swirling in my mind; I could s...

    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...

    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...

    3 Stars Overall Opinion: Welp. This is me, shooting myself in the foot! I found the gem with my Scribd app after seeing some GR friends raving reviews about the audiobook. I like audiobooks every once in a while, but I much prefer to read -- so when I found this ebook as part of my...