I just finished reading Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay for my bookclub reading this month. I can't wait for bookclub Monday night to discuss this book. It was a WWII book, which almost immediately means I was going to like it... I have a facination with reading and learning about that war. I can't believe it happened, especially not so long ago, my Grandpa fought in this war.
The story has 2 main plots going on... One is about a little Jewish girl in Paris, during the war who is involved in the Vel' d'Hiv - which I had never heard about until this book, but have since looked into quite a bit. This part of the story is interesting, heartbreaking, touching, and devastating. The second plot is about a lady researching the Vel' d'Hiv and dealing with dysfunction and family in her own life. also incredibly thought provoking & relatable, because it's current (although still a few years ago...)
If you haven't - read it... You won't regret it. I couldn't put it down. It was easily the best book I've read in a long time, so when I next picked up my next book, I was almost dreading it a little... I have a hard time after finishing a super book moving on to the next. but I was immediately drawn in again - good times for me!
For my next month book club book, we're reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. I got started on it right away, cause it is a longy... and I have it checked out from the library. I'm less than 200 pages into it - but I LOVE it, as well... I have a lot of reading left to do, but it will get read. It is beautiful & well written.
Just wanted to share a few good finds, in case you're looking for something to keep you busy.