Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer reading list 2012

I've been lucky to stumble upon some great reads this summer!  After a full day of directing (decisions!) there is nothing to quiet the mind like a good book and a nice soak in the tub. Maybe a glass of wine.  boom.  

Child 44  by Tom Rob Smith.  Let's start with my favorite read of the summer so far.  AMAZING.  Surprisingly beautifully written story of a Soviet secret service agent hunting a serial killer, losing his faith in the government on the way. Loosely based on a true story. I've not read alot about life in Soviet Russia, so it was pretty eye-opening.   Awesome.

  The Lock Artist: A Novelby Steve Hamilton.  A young man lives through a tragedy as a child but develops an amazing skill:  he can open any lock.  Sometimes I am horrible at explaining why a book is good, but this was a great read.... maybe just look at the amazon page. hahah.

  The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust's Shadow by Daniel Paisner.   The true story of a group of Polish Jews forced to hide in sewers for 14 months during the Holocaust.  I also just discovered there is movie on the subject called "In Darkness."  Not too explicitly graphic, just a frank account told through the eyes of an eight year old girl.  A bit of an Anne Frank story. 

The Birth House by Ami McKay.   Set in remote Nova Scotia, the story of a young girl who apprentices with a midwife. Again, I am no good at the recommendation part... see the Amazon page, but know that I loved the book. ha!

So.... what are YOU reading? 

1 comment:

  1. I am going to the bookstore today! thanks for the recs!