What book blog posts have you enjoyed this week? Read on for a few of my top picks.
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
Posted by You’ve GOTTA read this!
I’ve had Lionel Shriver on the brain since Trisha posted about the movie adaptation of We Need To Talk About Kevin. So yesterday, I was happy to see a long and thoughtful post about the book at You’ve GOTTA read this! Shriver’s Orange Prize-winning novel about a mother’s reaction to her son’s high school shooting is “brilliant,” according to Sandy. “It is just something you need to read when you are feeling resilient,” she writes. “I don’t think I can separate myself enough from the pain and anguish of reading this book to give it five stars, though on merit alone it deserves it. It will be a story that knocks around in my head for a long long time.”
Posted by The Egalitarian Bookworm
Happy 446th birthday Shakespeare! Over at The Egalitarian Bookworm, Sarah is ringing it in in style with an excerpt from As You Like It (“It was a Lover and his Lass”).
Become a BELIEVER
Posted by The Book Lady’s Blog
Gina Welch went undercover at Jerry Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church in order to write In the Land of Believers. In BookPage, reviewer Sarah E. White wrote that the book “provides a candid inside look at faith for people who don’t have a clue where evangelicals are coming from”—and she suggested that it might even alter a person’s thoughts about “people of all faiths.” If our review piqued your interest, you’ll love Rebecca’s blog post at The Book Lady’s Blog. She links to a guest blog post Welch wrote for her about the initial seed of the book, and she links to other discussions and reactions to the book (including from an evangelical Christian). It’s worth a look. Have you read In the Land of Believers? If so, share your thoughts in the comments.