Reading in the Dark follows its young, unnamed narrator throughout his life in the Northern Irish city of Derry just before the Troubles. As the son of a working-class Catholic family, he already faces challenges that most boys his age would not usually meet. Soon, though, his life takes a much darker turn when his dying grandfather confesses to a crime committed decades earlier. Little by little, this boy begins to piece together the history that his family has tried for so long to keep hidden.
Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. As you may know, I keep a long, long, long list of books that I hope to read at some point in the future. And with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic being “Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read ListContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books from My TBR List”
It’s that time of year again: our local library’s semi-annual book sale just passed and as usual, I came away with a huge stack of books. Here’s a quick list of them: do let me know if you’ve read any of them and what you thought! Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot –Continue reading “Autumn Book Haul”
Year of First Publication: 2005 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2013 Number of Pages: 576 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Genre: Fiction Sub-Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Lit. Subjects: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Book Burning, Jews, Young Girls, Foster Families The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl trying to surviveContinue reading “Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak”