My brother gave me books for Christmas. Mainly because I asked him to:) However, I didn’t give him any specifics and while I haven’t read the second one yet, the first book that he gave, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, was really interesting. It is about a girl in Afghanistan who recently graduated college when the Taliban took over her country. It is a true story and is different from the usual books you read about that region. This one showed the strength and courage of women instead of horror stories of their degradation. I zipped through it and highly recommend it. Thanks Sam for the great gift!
The other book I read this past week was another Jack Reacher novel titled 61 hours. It was the second Lee Child book that I have read and, while they weren’t the most horrible books I’ve ever read, I can’t say I’m a huge fan. I know a lot of people really like these books so please don’t be offended:/ They just aren’t for me. In both of the books, I realized who the “bad guy” was pretty early on and there just wasn’t enough mystery/intrigue for me in either of them. My husband told me I have high standards and should just stick to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 🙂
So those were my books from the past week. I was surprised by both stories. The first because I liked it and wasn’t sure I would. The second because I found myself slightly bored and thought I would love the story. Any surprising reads for you recently?