I thought I was due for a reads post. I love sharing the books I read (and I LOVE hearing about books you're reading.)
Here's currently what's been on my bookshelf (and loaded on my Kindle).
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom // I can't believe I had never read this. This book is astonishing. It's a true story of the amazing faith of a family who hides people during World War II. It's one of the few books that made me sob, not because it was so sad, but because I was so struck by Corrie and her sister Betsi's faith.
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Ann Fowler // I love F Scott Fitzgerald's works and I've always been fascinated by he and his wife Zelda. This story-- told from Zelda's perspective-- is historic fiction, but it's incredibly well done.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt // Everyone (newspapers, magazines, etc) is all over this book and so I thought I'd try it because I usually like critically-acclaimed best sellers. To be honest, I enjoy Donna's style of writing-- she's incredibly descriptive-- but I have a really hard time with the main character. Anytime I can not understand the motivations behind a character (or don't like them a lot), I lose interest and in this case, I kind of want to shake the narrator at times. However, I'm working through it, (skimming some pages to get through it), just because I need to finish it. (Kindle tells me I'm 78% through... )
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai // I am fascinated by the Middle East and definitely do not understand a great deal about the culture. I can't wait to dig into this autobiography by an undoubtedly incredible girl.
The Book Thief by Mark Zusak // I know it's going to be a movie, but I heard that on its own, it's an moving book. I have it requested at the library but if I get antsy, I may have to give in and buy it.
What have you read recently and loved? (Or hated?)