I might have raved about Beatriz Williams on this blog once or twice. Her newest book, A Hundred Summers, just went on sale last Thursday. I was lucky enough to snap up a galley of this beauty in February, and I read the entire thing in one sitting; I was so wrapped up in Lily’s story and so enchanted by the characters and the settings of Rhode Island in 1938 and New York City in the 20s that I was loath to put it down. Not to mention it banished the dreary winter weather we were having and made me look forward to summer. As with Overseas, I couldn’t wait to read it again.
The perfect opportunity to do so came when Jennifer from Literate Housewife announced that she was planning a read along for July. When she brought it up to the Hashtag Book Club, our three-month-old Twitter discussion group, all of us jumped on board and tried to think of a fun way to get the word out, and the blog hop was born.
I chose this quote because it comes at a point in the book where both the physical and emotional storms that have been brewing are about to break, not to mention it gives you an idea of just how incredible Beatriz’s writing is.
I hope you’ll join us for the read along! Check out the discussion schedule, and for further inspiration, visit my fellow bloggers and see what quotes they chose:
May 28 — Teresa’s Reading Corner
May 29 — Girls Just Reading
May 30 — Anita Loves Books
June 1 — Linus’s Blanket
June 2 — The Red Headed Reader
June 3 — Poof… books.