This is a great feature that Melissa at My World...in words and pictures has been doing for a while and I wanted to jump on board! There are plenty of books out there I desperately want...
But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves?
Room - Emma Donoghue
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.
This is one of those books that I heard so many rave reviews about I had to pick up and see for myself what all the fuss was about. And, well. I bought it! I just haven't read it! From the blurb I can't help thinking it's going to be an emotional book and I haven't felt like reading a book this emotional for a while (real life is enough for the moment!). But I will...soon...probably. :)