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April 12: Ten Books Every X Should Read (up to you! Examples: every history nerd, memoir lover, ballet lover, feminist, college student, etc etc.)
I’m going with–Ten Books Every Person Who’s Forgotten History Class Should Read. Books that are set in the past, giving you a little history lesson along with your entertainment.
1. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie; Alan Bradley. Flavia de Luce is a strange, smart young woman–she makes me laugh.
2. The Three Musketeers; Alexandre Dumas. How can you not like these charming swordsmen?
3. Like Water for Chocolate; Laura Esquivel. Family, love, and a little magic.
4. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe; Fannie Flagg. I just love these characters, and the small town some of them grew up in.
5. North and South; Elizabeth Gaskell. Romance and fair wages.
6. The Secret Life of Bees; Sue Monk Kidd. A story about family and bee-keeping.
7. Devil in Winter; Lisa Kleypas. This is is the third of the series, but they’re fairly stand-alone. I like this shy heroine best.
8. The Forgotten Garden; Kate Morton. A woman uncovers secrets from her grandmother’s past.
9. Code Name Verity; Elizabeth Wein. Don’t read this one too close to The Book Thief, because it’s another sad one. But it’s a story about strength, above all else.
10. The Book Thief; Marcus Zusak. If you haven’t read this book because you’ve heard it’s sad, you should read it. It’s sad in parts, but hopeful in many–and so well written!