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britt_brooke
Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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⭐️⭐️ WWII fiction is just not my favorite. It‘s such an oversaturated market, and too many liberties and inconsistencies leave me craving nonfiction accounts. That said, Lale‘s survival story is indeed fascinating. It‘s unfortunate that Morris‘s basic writing style did not emotionally do it justice, desperately lacking description and character depth.

#bookclubbook

Becker Same experience. I actually put it down after a few pages because the writing was not to my liking. But so many people have loved it so it must have a great story. 2d
britt_brooke @Becker That‘s the bummer about it. It‘s a great story and should be told, but this was the wrong style. Idk. It was very robotic. 2d
That-Bookish-Hiker I feel the same way about the writing but I loved the story so I gave it a 5 star review. I read the extra stuff in the back which added more to the story but it felt like it was more about the author‘s experience with Lale which disappointed me a little. 2d
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Cathythoughts I have not been drawn to this book... 2d
britt_brooke @That-Bookish-Hiker It is a great story, so I understand why you liked it. I was torn about the back stuff, too. 2d
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts I wasn‘t planning to read it, but some friends roped me into a book club. 😆 2d
ljuliel I think they‘ve about beat this topic to death in historical fiction in the past couple of years. Not that‘s it‘s not important to learn about, but there are other topics that could be of interest. There aren‘t very many on WW 1 , which is a shame. We need to learn more about it also. (edited) 2d
britt_brooke @ljuliel Yes, agree! 2d
JulAnna @ljuliel I agree wholeheartedly! Last year I did try to find some good historical fiction about WW1. One that I enjoyed was 2d
britt_brooke @JulAnna Thank you for the rec! 2d
KatieDid927 After public criticism about this work from the actual Auschwitz Museum themselves, it became clear that this is not a book I would ever read. 2d
britt_brooke @KatieDid927 Yep. That didn‘t help my mindset going in. I knew I wasn‘t going to like it. 2d
ljuliel @britt_brooke @JulAnna I read this one many years ago, and highly enjoyed it. Very little romance stuff, just the story of a soldier‘s different challenges throughout the war. It sounds boring, but it was very good, and almost adventuresome to some extent. Weird word for it, but it‘s hard to describe it. I thought it was highly interesting. (edited) 2d
JulAnna @ljuliel thanks for the recommendation, it looks really interesting, stacked! 2d
britt_brooke @ljuliel Thanks for the rec! 2d
AmyK1 I felt the same way about this one. 2d
youneverarrived I didn‘t like it much either 🤷‍♀️ 1d
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Pickpick

A true story about a holocaust survivor and Auschwitz tattooist, Lale Sokolov.

This story of love growing from the ugliest place in the world is truly amazing. I can‘t believe that Lale and Gita were able to find each other, survive, and fall in love while it‘s all happening. It‘s a little jarring seeing such a beautiful thing take place side by side with evil but the author did a great job writing Lale and Gita‘s love.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen I was surprised by how much this “ love story” moved me 😭😭😭 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen as much as I love HF this one didn‘t do it for me... idk why 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5d
Cinfhen I know, I was so surprised by that @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I would have thought you‘d love this one!!?!??!! 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen I didn‘t!! I think it was her writing. Idk!! I felt like I was reading a middle school book 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4d
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Kshakal
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This book was so good and it blows my mind that it was #basedonatruestory ! #auldlangreads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Connster
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I gratefully received this in the mail today from Holocaust Memorial Day Trust because I led several activities on HMD last year. I can‘t wait to start it! I find survivor testimony so interesting and it‘s crucial in preserving the story and memory of the Holocaust.

Caroline2 Oh this sounds interesting! Stacked. 👍 2w
Connster @Caroline2 I‘m looking forward to starting it! 2w
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megnews
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Pickpick

Why I read this: book club

What can I say about this book that others haven‘t already? A tribute to Lale & Gita, true overcomers.
I look forward to reading about Cilka‘s journey in the sequel.

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kstadt929
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Gearing up for my next read, which I think will be heartbreaking 💔

Patchshank Yeah. That seems like it's going to be devastating. 💔💔💔 3w
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bpawson
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Pickpick

Well written. Horrific. An absolute classic. Of course, I'm probably the last person in Litsy Land to read this book! What a way to end the year.

Itchyfeetreader Nope I haven‘t read it yet... it‘s on the mountainous TBR ! 3w
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Shannon182
Pickpick

I wanted to read it again as soon as I had read the final page.

Itchyfeetreader This is the best review of all to read. This is high in my list when I get home 4w
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3w
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Coleen_Nieto
Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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Next up!

Jerdencon Hope you had a great Christmas! Will email you soon! 😀 4w
Coleen_Nieto @Jerdencon I hope you had a great Christmas too! I've been thinking about you. I hope everything is good! 4w
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BlazinHoney
Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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My heart 💔 my first book on this horrific time in history, powerful and especially moving 😭

Caroline2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/03/cilkas-journey-heather-morris-sequ.... You might want to read this article though. The family are suing the author. 😲 1mo
BlazinHoney @Caroline2 ohhhhh WOW, that‘s crazy and really unfortunate 😳🤯 1mo
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