May was a little rough for me in the reading department. I started out so so well with my reading this year…I’d bring a book to work and reading during my lunch and if I was early, etc. Lately, I haven’t been having much of a lunch break so I haven’t been reading as much : I barely finished my two books for this month and I only was able to because I listened to The Road on cd. But it’s ok! Several of you have agreed with me that listening to the books still counts towards my 24 in 2014 goal so THANK YOU.
I was amazed that this was actually a non-fiction book! As you can read in my intro to this month, I was expecting a historical fiction…I thought it would be a suspense novel or something. But I was wrong! Not disappointingly haha you know I love my non-fictions. I thought this was a really interesting history book as it read a lot like a novel. It followed the story of the American ambassador to Germany in the years building up to WWII. I know this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I really liked that they told a lot of personal stories about the family and didn’t stay strictly to the facts about what was going on at the time. It gave a lot of life to the story and helped me transport myself into the era it was discussing.
I picked this up on a whim and I want to actually read it now. If you haven’t read The Road you HAVE to. I listened to it within like five days because I just could not stop. I would sit in the car after reaching my destination to keep going, and I was BAWLING at the end. It was a tragic and yet heartwarming story about a father and son in an apocalyptic time. I was very emotionally involved, the writing was beautiful, and the story was captivating. I seriously would give it six out of five stars…I want to re read it already! Also, I listened to the Recorded Books edition and the editor was absolutely amazing. So if you’re into books on tape, this was a fantastic one.
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