Here are some brief book reviews since my last blog post. Have been short on time for posting detailed reviews, So here is just a quick update. In general, recommend most of these. Pick based on your mood.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – A chilling story of an 8 year old girl who loves to read in Nazi Germany, of her family that adopted her and of the jew hidden in their home. Story of war and of life. No matter how many WWII books or movies you may have read/seen, add this one to your list. One of my favorite books, I received the book as a gift, and I would surely pass it along as a gift to a friend.
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Slow, detailed, epic story based in a hot, sweaty Caribbean land. Be prepared to be pained, to laugh at our own society, to fall in love with and to dislike characters who are a reflection of our own selves. A very big book indeed.
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult – A story on racism that made my blood boil, made me reflect on my own biases. Not very impressed with the writing style, but still a story to be told and read. Some Jodi Picoult fans may find that the book is not written in her usual style. Another long book.
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – Story of dreamy, romantic author who unexpectedly finds herself in Guersney to discover a blend of stories of friendship and World War II. Light read although carries a heavy underlying theme. I loved this one and would like to own the book.
Tiny Beautiful Things – Advise on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed – Just what the title suggests, take it or leave it but surely read it kind of advise on love and life, touching, shocking, tear jerking stories.