Second round of much loved books ❤️❤️❤️📚📙
Second round of much loved books ❤️❤️❤️📚📙
This showed up in my Bookbub email today. An absolutely wonderful book that I highly recommend. It‘s based on a true story, wonderfully told. Probably in my top ten of the last three years. I know it‘s less than three years since I read this because I‘d never heard of the situation that inspired the book until our trip to Derbyshire three years ago, when we visited the village where the true story transpired.
Ohhhh this was good! Set during the Plague in 1666 in a small town in England; this is the sort of historical fiction where you feel you‘re living through it all with them. Similar to Hannah Kent (but not as depressing!). I‘ve stacked her other books, terrific writing! 👍🏻
Discovered thanks to #Litsy, this novel made me read it in one sitting with its melodious and meticulous writing, despite the terrible things that happen throughout the story. It‘s a good depiction of a harsh reality, but also a quiet and gutwrenching study of what it meant to be a woman during those times. Despite a very improbable ending and several narrative choices (which annoyed me), this is a hard to put down book.📚
I heard about this book on a podcast today and instantly wanted to read it.
Cracking up laughing over this cover though.
I am listening to this on audio and so far so good. But I just read a bunch of reviews that said the last 50 pgs are whack and the ending is crazy (bad). I'm wondering if I should continue.
Going to put this one in my ears - it was recommended to me when I asked what I should listen to. I was listening to The Poisonwood Bible but have not been enjoying the narration at all.
Fantastic historical fiction sharing one woman‘s journey through life as her village succumbs to plague in the 1660‘s. Makes one grateful for all that we have today. As others have shared, the ending was abrupt and not something I was expecting. Don‘t let that stop you from undertaking this sad yet hopeful book. #litsyatoz2019 4/26 #lettery
Some mornings you wake up and just take a moment to feel #blessed to live in an era unaffected by The Plague 🤢🙌🏻
I don‘t have too many books, I have too few shelves (and I have a lot of shelves 😂). I‘m currently purging books, getting rid of books that I‘ve had seemingly forever and am finally admitting to myself that I‘ll likely never read. The books I get rid of will be donated to my local library, unless either of my pen pals @FantasyChick or @TheKidUpstairs see any they would like? Now it‘s onward to my upstairs shelves.
Thanks @TheReadingMermaid I love sharing everyone‘s favourite author. So hard to choose😍but I have picked Geraldine Brooks who is consistently amazing.Her first book Nine Parts of Desire looks at women in Islam, Year of Wonders set in 1600 plague stricken Derbyshire is brilliant. March won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 a story of Mr March from Little Women, People of the Book, Caleb‘s Crossing and The Secret Chord are historical fiction.
Today's diverse library haul 📚
I'm ready for our readalong! @Cinfhen No idea when we said we were starting, but atleast I remembered to get the book 👍🏻
Joining the bandwagon. 🐸
Beautiful writing - my first Brooks novel. It‘s quiet, mainly about character development so it‘s not a book for someone looking for a plot driven story. I liked the very end, but just prior to that there were a couple of odd points. Still not sure how I feel about them - hard to put my thumb on it, but they seemed out of place? Narrator was perfect!
2/5 ⭐. I appreciate the research that was clearly put into this book. For me, though, there was no character development, nothing learned as the book progressed. I knew going in that the content wouldn't be upbeat, but there was no other element that appealed to me to make finishing the book worthwhile. #projectsams #projecttbr #mateathon
My latest #bookhaul from free shelves at my favorite coffee shop and the storage place (I spent the week cleaning out my in-law‘s storage unit). I love free books! And really excited about scoring a copy of Wool after talking myself out of buying it at Barnes and Noble recently.
“I read...For the hour in which I am able to lose myself in someone else‘s thoughts is the greatest relief I can find from the burden of my own memories.”
“I used to love this season. The wood stacked by the door, the tang of its sap still speaking of forest. The hay made, all golden in the low afternoon light. The rumble of the apples tumbling into the cellar bins. Smells and sights and sounds that said this year it would be all right.”
Having breakfast at my favorite coffee shop! Have been tutoring a student,&this book is her summer reading pick. I have a so so reaction to this book. It interested me in the beginning,but about half way through it went downhill for me.For me a rather absurd,unrealistic ending,even for historical fiction! My student will be finished by Monday;curious to hear her reaction to the last part of the novel.
#AbbaInAugust For the past 3 days I‘ve been simultaneously reading 2 books about small English villages; 1 set in 1666 the other present day. Well #GimmeGimmeGimme MORE books like this one!!! The story of a brave woman finding her strength and fortitude during the black plague. While the subject matter was grim & dark this book was unputdownable. Geraldine Brooks constantly amazes me with her HF. Highly recommend 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Driving through Stowe, Vermont, hoping to see some covered bridges. Came upon a library book sale and got the Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. The library used to be a school and surrounding it were two other one-room schoolhouses. I kid you not, one of them was red and called the Bloody Brook Schoolhouse. Imagine going there!
#leaningtowerofbooks #libraryhaul #summerreading #overdidit
Went to the library today to return books & cane out with the biggest haul ever. I can renew... Optimistic as I start back to work in our summer program next week, but I felt such a thrill in the stacks...
Anytime I drive through Nashville, I always have to stop at McKay‘s. It‘s the best. And Nashville thinks it is the best too. Opened at 11, I arrived at 11:15, the parking lot was already packed. We‘re not reading this until later in the year for bookclub, but since I was going to bookstores I was looking for it. None of the other bookstore I went to had this book, even in the used section. McKay‘s did. And for only two dollars.
A tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 1666 England. A good read and fascinating story based on an English village that quarantined itself when plague was brought to their town. The story is told through the voice of a strong young woman, Anna Frith. Although the subject matter seems grim, it is a wonderful story of a village coming together during a time of devastation.
So depressing (as any book about the plague would be), but I couldn‘t put it down. Based on an actual town in England that quarantined itself when plague hit in the 1660s. It‘s a slow moving, but amazing novel. I was a bit bothered by the ending, but otherwise a great book.
This was such an interesting story of hardship and well worth reading
I am a paper book lover, my first love. However, I have been contemplating e-readers because we are on the road camping during the summer for long periods and I don‘t have to explain the book issue that raises to Littens. But, what finally tipped me into the plunge is @ForeverNerdy ,the sweetheart she is, sent me the tagged e-book. 😍 I don‘t want to read it on my phone, soooooo I tapped on “Buy Now” and here is my new toy. Thank you Krista!
🌿retired middle school choral director/handbell director/music teacher 🌿reading, cooking, gardening 🌿dogs, even though we haven‘t had one for more than 3 years 🌿blue, any shade 🌿chocolate candy🌿wine😊 🌿bromeliads 🌿spring 🌿Fan of historical novels. @hermyknee #litsylovelist
#DecDays #seasonsoflove Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, measure a year?
Finished my Y book for #litsyatoz! Three more to go. I️ loved that Brooks narrated this book herself. She did a marvelous job. This book is based roughly on a true story of the plague in 1665-66 and a town that decided to quarantine itself when the plague showed up in order to save the surrounding towns. Could you do that knowing the death rate would be staggering? A very well told story.