It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past.  Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.

Today’s feature is a relatively “new” book that I purchased in January 2020:  The Guest Book, by Sarah Blake.

Why did I buy this book?  I had heard good things about it.  Why is it still on my shelf?  I have been buying print books this year so that I can fill what once was an empty bookshelf.  And I’ve done a pretty good job of achieving that goal.  But…I read e-books more than print books, primarily because they are easier on my eyes and easier to hold while reading.  Yeah, silly, right?

Anyway…I am making an effort to change my reading style.  Here is the blurb for the book:

The thought-provoking new novel by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Blake

An exquisitely written, poignant family saga that illuminates the great divide, the gulf that separates the rich and poor, black and white, Protestant and Jew. Spanning three generations, The Guest Book deftly examines the life and legacy of one unforgettable family as they navigate the evolving social and political landscape from Crockett’s Island, their family retreat off the coast of Maine. Blake masterfully lays bare the memories and mistakes each generation makes while coming to terms with what it means to inherit the past.


What do you think? I now know exactly why I need to start reading this one. I am as captivated by the summary as I was when I first bought the book.


What have you rediscovered this week?


10 thoughts on “ANOTHER BACKLOG BOOK…

  1. Across the grain stories like this fascinate me, too. Haha, I had to giveaway several mass market paperbacks recently because even with good reading glasses it is still a strain to see the page and I prefer the crisp page and easy font of my Kindle.

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