Book of the Month: In honor of National Read Across America Day March 2nd, 2016.
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I love books. L O V E.
No matter how the world changes the art of telling stories, visual, spoken or written, has not and will not change.
It’s nice to know there is a constant in a world so diverse.
Speaking of diverse, my choice of literature is exactly that. I can jump from genre to genre and be happy as long as a story is well told. Now a days, my way of “reading” a book is by audio book. As a busy lady it’s the best way for me to still get in my book time while being able to accomplish other tasks as well.
I’m not sure when I fell in love with books, but I have many vibrant memories associated with books. I remember there was a used book store my Mom would take me to so I could exchange out old books for new ones. I remember listening to audio books in the car with my grandparents on long drives in the summer. I remember the shadowboxes I made in grade school of my favorite books. I will always remember my freshman English Literature course in college, diving into satire and new authors.
So, on my blog that I love, I want to share books that I love. Every month I will put up a new Book of the Month. I wanted to start this because my only issue with books is finding great ones to read. I hate getting three chapters into a story to realize that I just cannot go any further. I especially hate that feeling if I have just spent 30 minutes finding that book.
I am a big fan of recommendations!
I would love to list every book I think deserves a monthly feature all in this one post, it’s hard to trim it down, but have to save some for later. So on to the recommendations!
The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister by Denise George & Carolyn Tomlin (Contributors) Nonna Barister
This was a very deep and meaningful story. It first sparked my interest when I read it was the true story of a woman who resided in Tennessee (where I live).
Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she had kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust. This book reveals that story. Nonna’s childhood writings, revisited in her late adulthood, tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl from a family that had known wealth and privilege, then exposed to German labor camps, learned the value of human life and the importance of forgiveness. This story of loss, of love, and of forgiveness is one you will not forget.
Other great recommendations:
A Christian historical fiction, this is a trilogy that tells of love and family hardships through a quick paced changing era.
*As of today, this book is currently free to read on Amazon Kindle*
An orphanage in the slums of London is the only home Sarah Matthews has ever known. When she is suddenly whisked away to a wealthy widow’s home in the prestigious Mayfair district, Sarah can’t fathom what has happened. Why would this elderly woman, a stranger, want her company? But Dorothea Blake has reasons she isn’t revealing.
This is certainly not a new book, but it is an epic classic that you should read if you have not. It’s a story of a family with ups and downs, twists and turns.
One of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall a new generation.
If you have any great reads you would like to recommend, please share them in the comments below. I would love to give them a try too. You can also follow me on GoodReads!