Thursday, August 6, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Recent Serious Read

Here's this week's question:

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

Answer:

I actually have 2--one non-fiction and one fiction.

The serious non-fiction read was called Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall, and let me tell you just what an eye-opener that was. Up to this point, I'd only ever heard about the FLDS from what was told on the news and a handful of TV specials. Most of that is a little bit sugar-coated, and you don't really get the full picture of what life is like for women in particular. I was appalled at what Elissa had to endure on a constant basis, and amazed at what she has done since being able to flee her community.

The serious fiction read was The Veil by Diane Noble, and I have a review posted of it here. I read this one a few weeks after I had read Stolen Innocence simply because I wanted to read more about the history surrounding the Mormon church. This book was not overloaded with historical facts, but it definitely had a few pieces of information that were new to me. I would classify it as a serious read because it is based on the Mountain Meadows Massacre in the mid-1800's.

4 comments:

  1. Those both sound like interesting reads, though definitely disturbing. Hadn't heard of The Veil before - I'll have to take a look at your review.

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  2. Both your picks look seriously interesting :) Here's my response.

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  3. I didn't participate in BTT this week. Couldn't think of a serious book fast enough to post before I had to run. Your books sound good.

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