Looking for some great summer reads? Here are some books I’ve recently finished listening to (on audiobook CD in my car) that I’ve loved.
“The Invisible Bridge”
by Julie Orringer
This was a Holocaust book different than any other I’d read — most notably that a significant portion of the book began before the war. When the war began, I found myself thinking, “The war can’t come! The characters are just beginning to excel in architecture school, run a dance studio, fall in love! You can’t interrupt those things!” The book was an emotional look at the effects of the war in Hungary and France.
by Jodi Picoult
I read this right after “The Invisible Bridge,” and while reading two Holocaust books in a row was a bit much, I loved it. In typical Jodi Picoult fashion, each chapter was told by a different character, making the story more complex and gray. The story weaved together past and present, with themes that transcended time.
“Gone with the Wind”
by Margaret Mitchell
Somehow, I had never read this classic until now. I learned so much about the Civil War and life in the South, and I began to see the characters as dear friends. It was definitely the longest book I’ve ever read, but I loved every minute of it.