On My Bookshelf – The Help

August 19, 2010

I just finished reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  This is one of the books that I took with me on vacation this year and I’ve got to say that I just couldn’t put it down.  I obviously didn’t have quite enough sitting by the pool relaxing time this year.

The book takes place during the early days of the Civil Rights movement.  It details the lives of black maids in 60’s Mississippi and the white women they work for.  I really enjoyed it.
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Currently on my nightstand:  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.   I actually bought this for my 14 year old, but I snagged it from him when I ran out of reading material!   

What have you been reading lately?

7 comments:

  1. My book club enjoyed The Help, but we loved The Book Thief even more! Happy Reading!!!

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  2. Both books are in my top ten favorites of all time! Enjoy The Book Thief - it is terrific! ~Sara @ Two Carolina Nesters

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  3. I ran across one at my library that I had not heard of or read anything about, but I loved the book and would recommend it. It's THE SISTERS of HARDSCRABBLE BAY by Beverly Jensen. I think you will enjoy..

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  4. I loved The Help! Just finished reading it and I couldn't put it down either. Fun to find a good book.

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  5. I totally agree! The Help was a good book!

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  6. have not read the help just yet, but LOVE the book thief! read it and then bought it, that's how i do it so i know i only have books that i love!

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  7. The Help was one our bookclub read, but The Book Thief is right up there with one of my all-time favorites. Enjoy!!

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