Thursday, August 6, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

Hosted by Deb.

What’s the most serious book you’ve read recently?

It's a tie between two books I recently reviewed. Both are chilling in their reality despite being novels.

Little Bee****+ by Chris Cleave

Becoming Abigail***** by Chris Abani

If you read either of them I'd love to know what you think. If you reviewed them please leave a link and I will put it in the post of my review.


  1. I haven't read either of them. I've heard a lot about Little Bee, though.

  2. Hi Sandra, there's an award waiting for you here.

  3. Little Bee seems to be getting a lot of favorable comments lately. Haven't heard of the other book before. They both sound interesting, but maybe a little too grim for my taste.

  4. I haven't read either; in fact, I hadn't heard of Albani but I'm going to have to check this one out.

  5. Little Bee is on my tbr list. Here's my response.

  6. Staci at Life in the Thumb just read the one with the yellow cover.

    Chilling . . . now that's a way of looking at serious. I’m booking thru Thursday here

  7. I haven't read either so I don't if they are serious or not. I actually haven't even heard of the second one. I'll have to look into them.

  8. I read your review, i like the 1st one!

  9. I have read both books. Becoming Abigail was published several years ago, which is why many people may not know this book as well as Little Bee. But I would have to say that Becoming Abigail is a much more serious book that Little Bee. Becoming Abigail exposes the sex trade business on a very personal level. Chris Abani is also a poet and it shows in his use of poetic language to describe a horrible situation. It is Abani's language that will get you through this book. This book is actually a novella but it delivers such a punch that it will feel much bigger. Little Bee was also a good book but I thought it faltered at the end and became a less serious book for me - if the book ended sooner I thought it would have had more impact.



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