mmm, a good book

while on our trip, B and I are taking along a stack of books that have just been sitting on our to-read list.  Does everyone buy books like we do and then lack the time to actually read them??

(awesome art via dazeychic on etsy…)

Well, anyway, a book that has been read recently is The Help by Kathryn Sockett.

Laugh.Out.Loud funny.

Set in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 60s, the novel explores the depths of the two sides of town…and what happens daily when black women are employed by white families.   It’s a book of stories, what the women see and experience daily during the civil rights movement.  Their stories are collected through an unlikely source.. a young white woman fresh out of college.  While her family pressures her to marry well,  she is passionate about writing something that can call attention to these stories. 

Funny, but also really made you think… and realize that some of the heros of the civil rights movement were not women we have heard of in history.

Anyway, I seriously recommend this one, i loved it!

So far, our vacation will include:

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

its sequel… Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani

The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

mmm books.

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