Genre: Holocaust

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The story being told in The Librarian of Auschwitz is fascinating, but the way it is being told doesn’t do it justice.  I found myself zoning out a lot during this book because of the lack of rising action.  I’ve thought long and hard about this, because the partially-fictionalized stories of the real people in this novel have a lot of potential, and I think these stories should be told, but the experience was challenging for me as a reader.  To put it frankly, I was bored. Although I enjoy history, my main interest leans toward stories older than WWII.  That […]

Posted September 7, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

  Overall, this is a very good book. I have my gripes – the predictability and sappiness of the ending and some of the childish language spoken by a fully grown Gretjie – but on the whole I enjoyed it. Ratings Breakdown Setting: ★★★★ 1/2 Plot: ★★★★ 1/2 Characters: ★★★ 1/2 Writing: ★★★★ Pacing: ★★★ Personal Enjoyment: ★★★★ Have you read this book or anything by this author?  If so, did you enjoy it?  Tell me all about your experience in the comments! Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads | Bloglovin’ | LibraryThing

Posted March 20, 2016 in Reviews // 0 Comments //