Friday, December 28, 2012

Its time for the first ever YAF and WS group read, starring The Book Thief by Markus Zusak!

Here at YAF & WS, to ring in 2013 the right way, we are doing our first group read!  While we often read the same books, it is usually after one of reads it and forces the others to do so.  (Remember Vampire Academy?  Crazy Camper is not proud of how she shoved that series onto everyone she knew...)

We are reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  We have heard such amazing things, not to mention John Green likes it. And we listen to John Green, because we are fans. As Crazy Camper told Grad Student when she heard about this connection "JOHN GREEN RECOMMENDATIONS.  we should do a series on the blog...." Ask and you shall receive, CC.  In case you, like us, missed this 2006 book, GoodReads tells us:

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery....

Narrated by Death, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young foster girl living outside of Munich in Nazi Germany. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist – books. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever they are to be found. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel 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.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

We will be reviewing this book mid-January  so JOIN US and read it too, and then get ready to discuss. Happy New Year!


  1. Love this! I keep meaning to read this and can't wait for your collective judgement.

  2. This is definitely one of those books that has been sitting at the top my TBR pile for quite some time. Okay, so there are no good excuses for why I haven't devoured it yet so I won't even attempt to make any. I think I'll just join you gals in your group read and laugh, cry, love it with the rest of you! So stoked!

  3. Yeah.......... I totally bought this and I'm hoping to go on a reading binge next week.

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