Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them. These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, and you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her @ It’s Book Talk she’d so appreciate it!
My Throwback Thursday pick for this week is one of my favorite books. I picked it after seeing the movie trailer online the other day (I really hope they don’t mess the story up). My pick is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Published March 1st 2005 by Scribner
This memoir and true story by Wells literally broke my heart. I don’t think that my eyes were dry except for just a small part of the time that I read this book. Even though this was a non-fiction book, Wells writes so compelling and tells the story of her youth and life of poverty and neglectful parents that it reads as a fiction book. You are pulled right into the story and made to feel everything that Wells felt. You feel how much she loves her parents even when her father’s alcoholism took over and having no food to eat was the norm or when her mother was much too selfish to do anything to care for her children or their deplorable living conditions. But, it was the fact that Wells relayed her story with love and without blame or recriminations that made this story really stand out to me In her shoes, I’m not sure that I could do the same or if I could have changed my circumstances with the same courage and success she did. A truly amazing read.