Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.
Without further ado, here’s the installment for April 2013 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the related posts section at the bottom of the post):
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand — This seemingly simple story of a cancelled wedding and two sisters, their mother, and their aunt spending a month on a rustic island off the coast of Nantucket kept me surprised all the way through. Elin Hilderbrand has a way of taking your expectations about where a story is going and completely subverting it. The Island had me turning the pages so fast I almost gave myself a headache. On top of an incredible sense of place (I could feel the and in my shoes and see the ocean, the characters are intensely real. And it was drama, drama, drama. I loved it and felt that bittersweet sadness when it ended.