I'm currently finishing up two books set during WWII: The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan and Jacob the Liar by Jurek Becker. They're both excellent reads, and I like each of them for different reasons. I meant to finish at least one of them earlier this week so I could post about it today, but that obviously didn't happen. Life got unexpectedly busy. Which means I have no review for you today. But I do recommend both of these books if you're looking for an interesting WWII read.
Jacob the Liar especially has a different take on things; it's set in a Jewish ghetto in Poland. And The Kitchen Front, set in England, centers around four women and a cooking contest. I'm hoping to finish both of these books this weekend because I have a new stack of library books that I just checked out of the library yesterday waiting to be read:
The Precipice by Paul Doiron
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Weigell Lindsay
The Runaway by Nick Petrie
Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen
Echoes of the Dead by Spencer Kope
The Winter Girls by Roger Stelljes
I know I said I wanted to read more books from off my own shelves this year, but library books keep coming due, and I keep putting more on hold. It's a bookish addiction. Hopefully I can work a few of my own books into the mix in February. That's the plan anyway. Wish me luck! Until then, here's something funny to make you laugh:
|(Thank you, John Atkinson!)|
Have a great weekend...and Happy Reading!