BJs Standout Reads April 2022
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden This is one of my favorite books ever. I read it back in the 90s and every so often I pick it up again. This time I listened to it and it was great to get the correct pronunciation of things I’d read about so many times. I love love love this story. It’s the story of a girl who was sold to a geisha house in the 1930s and she trained to become a geisha. A very interesting insight into the life of a geisha—whose job is to entertain not exactly to be a prostitute.
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell Another one I was totally obsessed with. The story goes back and forth from present to past. In the present Libby inherits a mansion and learns that her birth parents were involved in a suicide pact that occurred in the house and she was discovered in her crib by the police. We learn that there were young teenaged children also living in the house which had in effect become a cult in the late 80s-90s. In the present we learn about what’s become of the children as they are older and traumatized. We also learn what happened in that house and how it came to be that the children escaped and the adults were killed. Fascinating story.
added on 05.06.22