Looking for a book to enjoy at the beach?
Here’s what I have read and loved lately:
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
This is a beautiful story of two generations of mothers and daughters, set in both China and the US. I loved the character development and several interesting plot twists throughout.
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
I had started both My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She’s Sorry and A Man Called Ove by the same author and quickly abandoned both. Neither really caught my attention, but I couldn’t put this one down.
This gripping mystery takes place in a little town with hockey mania. The obsession impacts every aspect of the culture there, and even blurs the lines between right and wrong. How will this small, hockey-crazed community handle a crisis?
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Based on a real family from World War II, I was instantly connected to the characters and wanted to learn all they had endured. Throughout the book, you discover each family member’s experiences with the war, all horrible, yet vastly different. As predicted by the title, this is one World War II book that takes you through tragedy after tragedy, but leaves you feeling uplifted and inspired.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The story of a man imprisoned in a hotel for most of his life, this book was not exactly a page turner. Instead, it was a book I wanted to savor over time.
Confession: I am fascinated by Russian culture. That said, I was completely captivated by all of the beautiful descriptions of food, people, and places (particularly the Metropol Hotel).
What have you been reading lately? Please share with us in the comments!