Thursday, September 2, 2021

August 2021 Book List

The Forest of Vanishing Stars

This is in the running for my favorite book of the year. I loved the writing, the characters, the details of nature, weather, wilderness skills, and of course, the people. It's heartbreaking because it takes place during WWII but it's also inspiring and hopeful. There is a movie based on this same set of events, which actually took place, called Defiance. I plan to watch it as soon as I can. Please read this book!


The Hour of the Witch

Another historical fiction that takes place in the early settlement days of the America. I find it astonishing how many horrific things have been done in the name of  'religion'. The story is hard to read so much of the time because of the reality that women were totally at the mercy of men during this time period. Written by one of my favorite authors, the characters were compelling and the story was interesting, but the life of women during this time was just so horrific. I found it incredibly depressing.

The People We Keep

I was offended that this book which took place during the decade that I was in college, was classified 'historical fiction'. Ack! Despite that, it was a great story of a girl who really perseveres to create her own life in spite of her childhood. I loved the main character and found myself cheering her on. It was not a happy book but it was triumphant. I would recommend this book.

Thanks for always leaving great comments and recommendations on the books you enjoy as well. I love to hear your feedback on the books I've recommended. 

Enjoy every story,


1 comment:

  1. Hey Diane! I always look forward to your book lists. I collect them and use them to find, check out and listen to. Thank you for sharing, inspiring and entertaining!


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