(Let’s all pretend I started this challenge yesterday and this is the post for today.)
YES! Anyone with eyes or ears or both who can understand a language should read this! (Or have it read to them.)
This is one of the most beautifully written books I had ever read. Not only that, but the story was very creative. Plus, when I carried it around with me, people said “The Book Thief? *insert snobby scoff here* What’s that about? *insert mean laughter*.” It’s hard to explain the story. This book was and is absolutely amazing.
1) Why did you read this book? i.e. was it recommended by someone or a random bookstore find?
Earlier this year my mother found a lovely list of “100 Classics to read before you die” and this led me to hours of scouring the internet for more book lists. (I love books, but I find it hard to sit down with one and just read.) Anyways, as summer progressed, I found a wonderful book list that included “modern literature”. I found this list on Teenreads.com, and began my journey into the wonderful world of too-many-books-to-read-that-I-will-probably-forget-about-so-why-am-I-even-wasting-my-time.
Anyway, this list included over 300 titles and one of the books on this list was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
About a month ago, I had finished two books that were on this list, and I was hungry for a new book to read.
Low and behold, I found The Book Thief sitting on the shelf in the school library and I picked it up and checked it out.
30 Day Book Challenge (Cut, copied, and pasted from Facebook.)
Day 1: Favorite book Day 2: Least favorite book Day 3: Book that makes you laugh out loud Day 4: Book that makes you cry Day 5: Book you wish you could live in Day 6: Favorite young adult book Day 7: Book that you can quote/recite Day 8: Book that scares you Day 9: Book that makes you sick Day 10: Book that changed your life Day 11: Book from your favorite author Day 12: Book that is most like your life Day 13: Book whose main character is most like you Day 14: Book whose main character you want to marry Day 15: First “chapter book” you can remember reading as a child Day 16: Longest book you’ve read Day 17: Shortest book you’ve read Day 18: Book you’re most embarrassed to say you like Day 19: Book that turned you on Day 20: Book you’ve read the most number of times Day 21: Favorite picture book from childhood Day 22: Book you plan to read next Day 23: Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t (or haven’t actually finished) Day 24: Book that contains your favorite scene Day 25: Favorite book you read in school Day 26: Favorite nonfiction book Day 27: Favorite fiction book Day 28: Last book you read Day 29: Book you’re currently reading Day 30: Favorite coffee table book