G (slickmc) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Books 7-9 / 75

7. The Bridesmaid Handbook - Sharon Naylor
            Meh.  Another book about being a bridesmaid.  It didn't tell me anything that the other books didn't.  It, like the others I read, didn't feel like it applied very much to my experience.  The one memorable and helpful part was the list of every aspect of the bridesmaid's outfit, including hosiery and nail polish, which really aren't things I'd thought about. 

8. The Bridesmaid's Guerrilla Handbook: Fashion, Etiquette, Shower-Throwing, and Everything the Bridesmaid Needs to Know - Sarah Stein and Lucy Talbot
               This book was a little more my style when it comes to girly things.  Funny while still being helpful.

9. The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank - Willy Lindwer, translated from the Dutch by Alison Meersschaert
             This was an upsetting book, obviously.  Mr. Lindwer interviewed six Dutch women who survived the Holocaust and were in the camps with Anne Frank.  Their stories were their personal stories, their experiences of the war in general, with their brief acquaintance with the Frank family being somewhat incidental.  There isn't any additional information about Anne as a person, which was what I was looking for, but it did give a lot of detailed, horrifying insight into how terrible her death was. 
Tags: holocaust literature, non-fiction

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