"Since you've liked To Kill a Mockingbird, I'm sending you Kathryn Stockett's The Help too. They've got racism in common, at least." ~ pg. 25
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a book about books. The summary suggests it is witty and charming. The setting is in a small farming town called Broken Wheel in Iowa. The residents let books into their confined world, share stories they've read and make book recommendations. There is a lot of name-dropping and references, as expected in a book about books. Among those mentioned in letters between main character Sara and her pen-pal Amy are Little Women, Harry Potter, Lisbeth Salander, and Jane Austen. And still...
I wanted to like The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. I really did. What's not to love about a book about books?! But somehow it didn't give me that escape I need when reading fiction. Sadly I cannot recommend this book about well...readers' recommendations.
Title: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Author: Katarina Bivald
Published: January 2016
Challenge: New Author