This evening on the Sunday Shelf, Sarah discussed a top five book and a beautifully illustrated picture book about a missing woolly Mammoth. So let's dive into what Sarah's been reading and why she will never tire of Elizabeth Kostova's masterpiece The Historian.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a historical fiction novel that blends the history and folklore of real life Vlad Dracul and his fictional equivalent, Count Dracula. Besides reading half of Dracula (by Bram Stoker)in her junior year English class, she's a bit ashamed to admit she's never finished it. Before the year is up Sarah will have read it, she promises. A combination of genres, The Historian intersects Gothic, adventure, detective style, travelogue and historical thriller all into one - that why Sarah loves it so much! All of her favorite genres packed into one story. At 650 pages, Sarah has read this book at least four times and just recently listened to the unabridged audio-book and loved every minute of the narration. A adventure/quest to learn more about her father and his studies as a college student, the main character finds herself going down the rabbit hole of history and a meeting the Count himself!
The Curious Case of The Missing Mammoth by Ellie Hattie is a recent find and one that Sarah will continue to love. A midnight exploration of a museum, absolutely! With beautiful illustrations, rich and vibrant colors this a pop-up book will instantly become a classic bedtime story. Read it, love it, share it!
Sarah also mentioned she's reading Educated by Tess Westover, have you read it? It's a crazy story that's actually a memoir! Read it and let's talk!
Thanks for reading along!
See you in the stacks, Sarah