August is our ROMANCE month! That’s right, for everyone who loves a romance, and even those who don’t, there’s lots to interest you all. Romantic thrillers, love and romance, romantic suspense, historical romance, classical romance, vampire romance, paranormal romance, YA first love, poetry of love…
SO…for those who can’t bear the thought of reading a romance novel, and you have a passion/a romance for a topic, could be cooking, craft, dance, mechanics, art, travel, architecture etc, perhaps select a favourite book you’ve been meaning to get your teeth into.. OR choose your favourite author of all time, doesn’t have to be Aussie…and read her/him, just for the love of it!!
As a general rule I stay well away from romance, as it seems that others are reading ‘Water For Elephants’ and that it is considered a love story I shall also read it for this challenge and also tick it off in my Winter 2011 Reading Challenge list.
Sara Gruen – Water for Elephants
As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.
(Audio Book, eBook)
–> moved to ** September Challenge – Sparkling Spring ** 2014