October’s book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The movie based on the book came out in late 2013, but I haven’t seen it yet. I’m excited this one is out on DVD, so I can watch it at home after I finish the book (going to the movies with an infant is not really an option!). Here’s the excerpt for the book:
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
Read along and join me in October to discuss!