I recently posted a “to read” reading list, and I was actually able to read a handful of them. Rejoice! I thought now would be a great time to report back, as we are finally getting into the post-holiday lull.
Are you feeling the lull? Truth be told, this semester is whipping by, but I could definitely use a little more fun reading time in my life.
Kat recommended this book long ago and I avoided it for so long because it has a stupid title. Seriously. I am embarrassed to tell people how good this book is because the title is so goofy. However, this was a wonderful book! It’s about a writer who is looking for writing material after WWII. She finds a little town chock full of stories of how a group of friends survived the war together through books.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible was on Oprah’s book club list, so you know it’s a little intense. It’s about a family who goes to the Congo for missionary work and the story of how their family falls apart. It shows you 5 different perspectives (it’s narrated by 5 different characters in the story) on religion, family, marriage, and other big-life issues. I thought the characters were fairly static, but I think that was probably Kingsolver’s intention, in an effort to show 5 perspectives that can all exist within 1 person. At least, that’s how I interpreted the book. This book is definitely a conversation-starter and will challenge your own belief system.
Do yourself a favor and read them all. Immediately.
What are you reading now? Have you read any of the books I listed? If so, what did you think?