From Chick Loves Lit comes Recommend a… – a single book recommendation a week. This week’s topic is ’Recommend a book with a character that plays sport’.
I’ve read a few books lately that have a sports theme – I’m tempted to name The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach but I think I’ve harped on about the fabulousness of this book enough. If you haven’t read it by now, just do.
So, my recommendation is Heft by Liz Moore. It’s a lovely story that you won’t forget in a hurry. The story is told from various points-of-view, one of which is a baseball-playing high school student.
There have been lots of editions of this book printed since it was first published in 1998, most featuring a rich golden African sunset scene. However, the one that sits on my shelf is blue. The Poisonwood Bible is a book that I have been meaning to read again – I loved it the first time I read it (and testamant to this is the fact that I still have it – I tend to hand books on once I’ve read them, keeping only favourites) and, more than a decade after reading it, parts of the story stay with me.
I’m not sure if I can keep up with oodles of memes (I’m trying hard with Top Ten Tuesday) but I do like this one – Recommend A… from Chick Loves Lit. One book recommendation a week shouldn’t be too strenuous!
It’s an interesting topic. As an avid reader I find people are recommending books to me all the time. Problem is, I have specific tastes and a massive TBR pile! So I must admit, there are only a handful of people whose recommendations I follow to the letter. One of these people is my dear friend Jo – it’s rare that we don’t agree on books. She made two particular recommendations to me last year that made it to my list of very favourite books of all time – When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman and Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. Continue reading →