Saturday, January 30, 2010

February's Group Read is....

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. It is a New York Times Notable Book, Los Angeles Times Book of the Year and a #1 National Bestseller.

Fun Fact: This book was originally written in German and then translated, somewhat like our book last month was also translated. Interesting way to start out 2010.. :)

The Back Cover: When young Michael Berg falls ll on his way home from school, he is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover, enthralling hi with her passion, but puzzling him with her odd silences. Then she disappears.
Michael next sees Hanna when she is on trail for a hideous crime, refusing to defend herself. As he watches, he begins to realize that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

Why I am excited to read this: Not only is it in my TBR pile, it also counts towards all of my reading challenges. And I really want to see the movie so I can finally do so after I finish this book. Plus, it has intrigued me for awhile.

Checkout theses reviews by other bloggers... here and here and the movie page here..

Who is planning on joining us??? Anyone who wants to is more than welcome. If you would like to guest blog about something regarding The Reader in the month of February contact me at pinkflipflops44 at gmail dot com ! HAPPY READING!

7 comments:

Becky said...

Wahoo - this is also on my TBR list! I'm actually going to read this with everyone this month!

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I adored the movie. I wish I'd read the book first though! I may just join you for February book club. :)

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I adored the movie. I wish I'd read the book first though! I may just join you for February book club. :)

stacybuckeye said...

I really likedthe movie and wish I could commit to reading it with you this month, but I can't. Look forward to seeing what you think of the book and movie.

Kelly said...

I am going to try to read this with you this month. I just have to find it :)

Tameka said...

I read this book last fall and loved it! The movie is awesome too, a really good adaptation! Can't wait to see what you think of it1

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Thanks for linking to my review! I really enjoyed this book so I hope the group does as well. It's definitely an interesting read and a bit dark. But very good and beautifully written.