Book Round Up Vol. 3

I was not as good at making time to read this Month as I was in January and February. I didn't have enough for a full post this month so I added a few I have read in the last year.

The Tattoist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris -  No matter how many stories I read about the Holocaust, I know I'll never be able to truly understand the horrors that happened. This book gives the true account of Lale Sokolov, a slovakian jew who is sent to the horrific concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. A prisoner for over two and a half years, Lale does everything he can to survive. He even risks his life to trade jewels for extra food for him and his friends. Because he can speak several languages, Lale becomes the official tatowierer of the camp. Lale tattoos thousands of prisoners with their prisoner number. One woman, particularly scared when she approaches him to get her tattoo, catches his eye and he vows to survive the war and marry her. Although he witnesses some of the worst moments in humanity, this story also shows strength and bravery. I shed some tears along the way too.

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman - This book is the true story of the author's adventures in her 20's and 30's. To escape her high stress job as a sitcom writer Kristin spends her time off filling her passport with stamps. Many times she spends weeks at a time in new places and many times has traveled alone. Being single during this time while all of her friends are married and having children, Kristin found that she was a new person when she was abroad. Someone that was more exciting, sexier, softer and maybe a little sluttier. 

Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush - Imagine spending your 20's under an extreme magnify glass, not because of anything you've done, but because your father is president. Co-written by the only twin first children ever, Sisters First goes behind the curtain of what it is like being the daughter of the president. These two women have accomplished alot but they also have had some public missteps and failures. Both the good and bad are covered in this book. 

Killing England by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard - If you've read some of my other book reviews you may have noticed I'm a big fan of this series. Whether you are a history nerd like me or just interested in having a better understanding of the revolutionary war. this book jumps in and gives a very descriptive account of the beginning of our nation. Even after learning about the revolutionary war in many a history class, I don't think I ever fully understand the sacrifice the first Americans made for us to be our own country. Although it is history rich, I highly recommend this book because it is far from boring!

Kara Krittenbrink

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