We just had this fun synchronicity in our reading.
Helen recently read The Moon is Down which was written by John Steinbeck in 1942 as a propaganda novel to encourage the resistance movement. Just possessing this book could mean an automatic death sentence in Nazi Europe.
Liz picked up Anne Frank's diary while out on a Sunday afternoon bookshop/coffee excursion.
She was pulled right in to the story.
At the same time I picked up Madeleine Albright's new memoir about growing up during the war.
We have had some interesting chats over the past few weeks about good & evil, the nature of humanity, 20th century politics, etc., all of us casually referring to what we've been reading. This lead us to thinking about starting a family book club for the summer. The idea is that we'd each choose a book that we'd all read.
The big question--what would be some fun books that would also allow for good conversation? They also have to be readable for us all. I'm up for some suggestions!