Okay, I read a lot of books. Most are good, some okay, but few seem to really grab me. I just finished The Glass Castle though and loved it! It is the story of a family who survives on very little money mainly because the father is a drunk and the mother "lives for the moment". It was very interesting, one of those books that make you think and wonder. I mainly wondered how any mother could allow her children to go hungry (eating butter for dinner one night), be cold and not have decent clothes or shelter when she had the means to change things. This is a true book and the author is a successful journalist in NYC now. Great book! Read it, it will grab you.
The last book that really grabbed me like this was A Thousand Splendid Suns which I absolutely adored!! One of my favorite all time books!
Recent so-s0 reads:
Love in the Time of Cholera (too many love affairs, ending was sweet though)
Suite Fraincaise (only read first story-okay, not great, have to read second one)
Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss (wrote History of Love which I liked much better)
Peace Like a River - really not crazy about this book
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (fast read, pretty good but not spectacular)
It is so hard to find a good book. The language in some is so offensive. I find myself at Costco skimming them before I buy them, looking for the f-word so I know not to buy them. Drives me crazy when I buy a book that has a few and I didn't know it. Any good books out there that you've read?