The Best Book I've Read This Year (So Far)
August 14, 2012
Believe it or not, it’s been awhile since I blogged about a book I’ve been reading. A librarian that doesn’t blog about books? Well, this one was so good that I have to tell someone about it.
I just finished reading Chis Bohjalian’s The Sandcastle Girls. Chris Bohjalian has always been one of my favorite authors. The first book of his that I read was one of Oprah’s book club picks, Midwives. I loved it! His books are all so different; he doesn’t stick to a genre or a formula, either. Before You Know Kindness was a family drama, Skeletons At the Feast was historical fiction, and The Night Strangers was a Stephen King-esque tale.
The Sandcastle Girls was about a part our history that I knew next to nothing about. I never remember hearing about the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during the early 1900’s, but this novel, set in that time period, was one of the best books I’ve ever read. I highly recommend it.