Thursday, February 26, 2015
I started a book club!
Given what an avid reader I am, I can't believe it took me so long to do so.
My friend suggested The Boston Girl as our first read. Although we don't meet until the end of March, I already finished it. It's very good. It basically tells the life story of Addie, a Jewish woman, born in 1900 and growing up in Boston. It is narrated by Addie as an 85-year-old woman sharing the details with her granddaughter.
It was a timely read for me because Adam and I are taking a trip to Boston in May - it will be my first time there ever - and I always love learning about the history of the place I am visiting. There isn't tons of historical info about the city, but it certainly gives the story context.
While I enjoyed this book, I wouldn't say I LOVED it, but I don't know why. Perhaps once we discuss it as a group the reason for my reticence will be illuminated.
Oh, but Anita Diamant's previous novel, The Red Tent, which I read years ago, is absolutely fabulous!! Happy reading.