Sunday, October 31, 2021

October 2021 Books #MyLifeInBooks


The Book of Jeremiah by Julie Zuckerman - I really liked this book of linked short stories about a guy named Jeremiah - and I think the book discussion group enjoyed it too. My favorite part was how the stories were actually told completely out of order, but it just worked.

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles - just a delightful read. What a great author. I loved the characters, loved the story, and I didn't want this one to end.

Dictonary of Lost Words by Pip Williams - I never really thought about the development of the Oxford English Dictionary but it made for a great read. I loved the way the words in (and not in) the dictionary were really like their own character in the story. 

I, Sarah Steinway by Mary E. Carter - Someone described this book as "charming and quirky" and I'll agree with the quirky part. I did like Sarah and the style of writing, but I like a little more plot in my stories. The post-apocalyptic setting made my hair stand on edge because it felt so possible. Sarah's method of coping with a flooded world is to turn to Torah, and it definitely made for a quirky, quick read.

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - I will fully admit that I didn't remember the story of Achilles as told in the Iliad. This was a particularly readable and wonderful adaptation of the story, and I so appreciated the love story between Achilles and Patroclus. 

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