My poor sister. Isn’t she such a good blogger? I obviously suck.
If there is one thing I’m good at, it’s reading. I read A LOT. I’m really not qualified to talk about anything but books in some form whether they be children’s books, literature or yearbooks. I’m a woman of limited talents and interests.
Five Books Worth Your Time this Summer
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
It’s been a really long time since a book captivated me in such a way that this one did. It’s the kind of book that reminds you why you love to read. The characters are flawed in the most real way. It’s a story of love and loss and it 100 percent genuine throughout.
Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
I’m a sucker for historical fiction – specifically WWII fiction. This book was dense with history and rich in emotions. I couldn’t put it down and was seriously left wanting more.
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Since we’re talking about historical fiction, here’s another one. This book opened my eyes up to an entire side of WWII I was unaware of – the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup. Heartbreaking. I was absorbed and completely involved in Sarah and Julia’s journey.
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Talk about a feels trip. This book will take you through the entire range of human emotion. It’s real and it’s raw. I wanted so badly for the author to just give me a fictional happy ending, but he didn’t. And honestly, that’s what makes this book so great. Don’t read if you’re looking for a book to hug you – this one will punch you straight in the gut time and time again.
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir
I read this book for the first time in high school and have read it at least twice since. I don’t know what it is that captivates me so much about this memoir, but it’s one of my favorite stories of a family overcoming an obstacle that would be insurmountable to most. I just love this book so much.