Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Sunday Salon: February in Review

Books Read in February
(click for my reviews)
  • A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay: "I had such high hopes for this newest novel by Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah's Key, which I absolutely loved."
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien: "What words can I use to describe the book? Haunting. Terrifying. Heartbreaking. Beautiful. Brilliant. It's a war story, a love story, a study of lives stopped and started again but never the same. Please, please read it."
  • The Escape Artist by Diane Chamberlain: "I'm occasionally a sucker for total drama, and somehow Diane Chamberlain sucks me in every time."
  • She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb: I haven't reviewed this one yet. It was our March book club book, and a re-read for me. For once, I think everyone in book club loved the book! In fact, five of us drove through a crazy storm with tornadoes reported all around us so that we wouldn't miss the discussion of this book! OK, it's actually because we love book club itself, but whatever. The book is great.

Best Book of February
The Things They Carried. Absolutely stunning.

Books Read Aloud (with 11-year-old)
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
House of 60 Fathers by Meindert de Jong.

Added to My Ever-Growing TBR List
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Currently Reading
The Lost Book of Mala by Rose MacDowell
Pride and Prejudice (re-read, for British Lit)

1 comment:

Cipriano said...

I agree with you very much about the wonderful Things They Carried.
This book moved me. It takes a lot for a book to make me cry -- this one did.