Saturday, May 2, 2015
Beauty Blogger Book Club
Beginning of a new month means it's time for the Beauty Blogger Book Club review! This month we read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Michelyn chose this book because it was #16 on Business Insider's list of 100 books everyone should read.
This is the story of Liesel Meminger who is sent to live with a foster family in Germany as World War II begins. She is unable to read or write and is embarrassed at school after being placed with the younger students. In addition, she wakes up at night with nightmares about what happened to her brother who died on the way to the foster family. To soothe her nightmares, her foster father (Papa) begins to come in and read to her when she awakes at night. He also teachers her to read and write throughout the course of the story. Liesel loves to read and steals books so she has something to read since her family can't afford to buy books.
To be honest, this is not the sort of book I would choose to read for myself. However, that is the great thing about this book club, it pushes me to read something different. The story was narrated by death which I found a bit confusing to start with. I enjoyed seeing the character of Liesel grow and develop relationships with others living in her town in Germany. We saw her desperation as times grew tough and the lengths she went through to fulfill her passion of learning to read and write. She had many touch choices to make as Nazi Germany and the Holocaust affected those she loved. While I enjoyed the book once I got into it a bit, it is definitely not a "light" read.
This next month, Ashley chose Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Sample. I have heard a lot about this book so I'm excited to read it!
We would also like to welcome Lisa of Uncommon Wife Life to the book club. I'm looking forward to her picks in the future months.
Head on over to the other blogs and see what they thought of the book too!
Ashley - If You Give a Girl a RingMichelyn - Brains, Beauty and Basketball
If you are a blogger and interested in joining our book club, email me for more information! If you love to read but don't have a blog, you can still join us!
Each month, on of the members of the Beauty Blogger Book Club (BBBC) will choose a book for the club to read. At the beginning of the following month we will share a book report/summary for our readers to enjoy and share the book for the following month.
Have you read this book? What did you think?