What I've Read | Vol. 23


Welcome back to the Reading Nook & Vol.23 of the 'What I've Read' series.  The 'What I've Read" series is a monthly post and will be a combination of audible, kindle and physical books. Let me know if you've read/listened to any of these books and if so what you thought. 

Here we are at the end of March! Can you believe it?

So lets get to the books for the month of March.

  • ☆☆☆☆(audible) Auschwitz Lullaby BY: Mario Ecobar - "Based on the true story of a brave German nurse tasked with caring for Auschwitz's youngest prisoners, Auschwitz Lullaby brings to life the story of Helene Hannemann - a woman who sacrificed everything for family and fought furiously for the children she hoped to save. In 1943 Germany, Helene is just about to wake up her children to go to school when a group of policemen break into her house. The policemen want to haul away her gypsy husband and their five children. The police tell Helene that as a German she does not have to go with them, but she decides to share the fate of her family. After convincing her children that they are going off to a vacation place, so as to calm them, the entire family is deported to Auschwitz."                                                                     

  • ☆☆☆☆(audible) BECOMING MRS. LEWIS BY: PATTI CALLAHAN - "...When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis - known as Jack - she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy. 

    In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice - and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had..." 



I did enjoy both these books. The Lullaby of Auschwitz was an interesting book, I actually already knew about the experiments that Dr. Mengele did on twins from my own reading and the holocaust class I took.
I don't know how many of you know a lot about C.S. Lewis and his personal life. I didnt know much, but after listening to this book I went perusing through the apps on my firestick and found this  documentary ... "Narnia's Lost Poet: The Secret Lives and Loves of C.S. LEWIS" ... if/when you get a chance and you have a firestick, watch it. There are others documentaries also that I haven't watched yet. 

Have you read either one of these books?

Happy Reading!!
Enjoy your day! ♡ Tina

3 comments

  1. I love the CS Lewis books I've read, and have heard about his American wife. This sounds like a fascinating book - I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  2. If I remember right, Lewis's wife was named Joy. This book sounds like a good read.

    I would love it if you would share this at my Friday With Friends Link Party:
    https://myhubbardhome.com/friday-with-friends-april-crafts-a-la-mode-link-party/

    Rachelle

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    1. Yes that was her name.
      Thank you for the invitation.
      Enjoy your day.

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