This book better be good, because I’ve set my expectations high. I decided upon The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for the same reasons it made the final cut earlier in the month. The book has five years of critical and popular acclaim, is easy to find in stores and libraries (thanks to the aforementioned acclaim), and is a young adult novel with potential to sway critics of the genre thanks to its mature storyline. I took a gamble with this pick since a book this popular means many may have already read it, but there were enough people that (1) haven’t read the book or (2) loved it so much they were willing to read it again (!!!) that I feel good about including it on the club’s reading list.
I forgot to mention this was the pick for March, but my library has 8 copies at one branch alone. I’m confident this book will be easier to find than Rules of Civility.If not, I’m sorry. Total oversight on my part in failing to announce March’s pick!
Okay, let’s get started! SO excited.
p.s. Tomorrow we discuss Rules of Civility!