So one of my goals for this year is to read some of the books that have been patiently waiting for me on the shelf for *ahem* more than a couple of years. Some were gifts, some were trades, and frankly I have no idea where some of them came from. But something about them made me want to keep them, so 2014 is going to be the year for me to see how many of these I can get through.
I started with this one a few days ago. I love it so far! It's about a 19 year old Austrian girl during world war two who goes from having a maid to being the maid for another family in another country in a very short time. The main character is charming, naïve, and likeable. But I'm only 50 pages into it so far.
What are you reading?
I have just finished "The Returned" by Jason Mott. Still not sure what I think of it! Before that I read " Questions of Travel" by Michelle De Kretser. She has such poetic descriptions, but the overall story had some disturbing elements. At Hannah's insistence I am just about to start reading "The Book Thief". She assures me I will be glad I did. And, like you, I have a pile of books just waiting for me...ReplyDelete
I agree with Hannah, the Book Thief was really great. Kelly loved it too, she had to read it for school last year. Thanks for the other suggestions...I'll add them to the "list" hahaha.Delete
I recently finished the Goldfinch, long and interesting. I'm looking for some new reading material this year - thanks for sharing your shelf. Happy Reading!ReplyDelete
I love to see books on shelves... to be surrounded by books... never to be left without a book! I am a fan of American literature. My favorite : John Fante, among dozens. For the time being I read again on my Kindle a french classic : Marcel Proust "A la Recherce du Temps Perdu". Best regards.ReplyDelete