I just finished my book for my neighborhood reading club, Alys, Always, the new and only book by Harriet Lane. A deceptively easy read, but as you start cruising through this gem, you start to learn there is more to her main character, Francis, than you originally thought. Not to give too much of the plot away, but Frances witnesses a car crash which ultimately changes her life. Enough said. It is not gory or terribly sad, but the essence and mystery of this book revolves around the main character. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.
Read more at Summer Reading Suggestion.
I just finished a very unusual and clever book that I wanted to share with you, The Girl with the Glass Feet, by Ali Shaw.
If you only like realistic books, and can’t settle into fantasy type books, then this isn’t the book for you. However, this book is an allegory rich with emotion and pathos. An allegory of meeting and falling in love with someone who has a fatal disability. Mr. Shaw weaves this creative plot in such a way that the malady is important, but not the important part. What is crucial is honesty and accepting one’s fate. Living and being grateful for the moments we have with our loved ones.
I highly recommend this moving story on a cold and rainy day with a cup of tea, which we seem to be having a lot of lately!
Read more at: All Snuggled up with a Book.