This month, I read a lot of books. Mostly because I spent a lot of time on airplanes, at airports, and on the beach, all of which are excellent places to read!
Here were my three favorites:
The Year of Fog: This was the first book I've read by Michelle Richmond. Her writing style is absolutely beautiful- almost poetic. This story is about a woman who loses her fiance's daughter on the beach and her quest to find her. Since the main character was a photographer, there were a lot of beautiful comparisons of photography and photos to life and people. As a soon-to-be mother, this story was heartwrenching. I strongly reccomend it to anyone, but especially mothers. It was a suspenseful page turner- one of those books you just can't put down. I think I read it in only two or three days!
The Calligrapher's Daughter: This was a historical fiction book that I decided to read, since my husband is in Korea. It takes place in South Korea before, during, and after the Japanese invasion and occupation and follows a wealthy woman's life as she grows from a very small child to a middle-aged woman. The main character, Najin, is one of the first young women in Korea to seek out an education, gain a college degree, and become a teacher. She and her husband are seperated THE DAY AFTER their marriage, when her visa to enter the US is denied.
The Kite Runner: I'm probably one of the last people in the world to read this book! It is a little graphic at times, but overall, was a beautiful story with a powerful message. I thoroughly enjoyed it.