One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by. —Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
Yes, it's July 1st, and we're just now announcing July's selection, instead of mid June like good, responsible bloggers. If there's one thing we've never claimed to be it's responsible. Or punctual. Thankfully, one click on Amazon and you'll have Salt to the Sea at your doorstep in a matter of days. They're such enablers.
The minute we read this review we were sold: "perfect for fans of Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, Erik Larson's Dead Wake, and Elizabeth Wein's Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity, this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff—the greatest maritime disaster in history. As she did in Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome war, and proves that humanity and love can prevail, even in the darkest of hours."
*Reviews of May and June's book club selections coming next week.