Thursday, December 30, 2010

Read this Book Now

2010 wasn't really my year as far as books go. Sometimes I have such luck at finding amazing books and diving into them and loving them and finishing them at warp speed and then finding another book that is just as delightful and also finishing it at warp speed..... and the cycle continues. But this year my book selections have been hit or miss. {The Help and Girl with a Dragon Tattoo being notable exceptions}

When I was in Maine for Christmas I grabbed a book off the shelf before heading to the airport on Sunday in case the blizzard of 2010 made it impossible for me to get home. {It didn't, but I'm so glad I grabbed the book anyways.}

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

I won't tell you much about the book. In fact, I can't:

"We don't want to tell you what happens in this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know enough to buy it so we will just say this: This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice, the kind of choice we hope you never have to face. Two years later, they meet again -- the story starts there.... Once you have read it, you'll want to tell your friends about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens. The magic is in how the story unfolds."
Ok Ok, that's a really cheesy and gimmicky way to sell a book, but if I tried to tell you I'm not pulled in by a completely cheesy and fake-emotional review then I'd be lying.

I really really adored this book. Honestly - gimmicky tag line or not - the book is real, emotional, heartbreaking and uplifting.

PS. Not up for reading an entire book at this point and time? Might I recommend entertaining yourself at this site. My sister Laura sent me the link, and I've been LOL-ing all over the place ever since.


  1. Loved this book! Seems like we read from the same book list :) I'm bookless at the moment- any other great suggestions?

  2. I wish I had a great suggestion Christina, but sadly 2010 wasn't my year for finding stellar reads. I've heard great things about Hunger Games (a young adult series) and also The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, but I don't know too much about either. They are both on my list of books to read next. Happy reading! :)

  3. Romey is picking up this book for me today at the library. Excited to start it!


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