Saturday, August 12, 2006

a tree grows in brooklyn

When I was in college I used to go upstairs to the bookstore where all the textbooks were kept. I would head to the English section and peruse all of the fiction that was going to be studied in the upcoming semester. Then sometimes I would pick out a book that looked good, buy it, even though it wasn't for any of my classes, and read it. The first time I did this I ended up with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. How I love, love, love this book. It really is an amazing work, and a million wonderful stories woven together to create a beautiful tapestry about the Nolan family, but especially about Francie.

Daring Young Mom is hosting a late summer read of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. This is posted more than a day late, and probably a dollar short, too, but if you want to catch up and read along you will not regret it. Here is the reading schedule if you're interested!

Chapters 1-10 Saturday, August 12th

Chapters 11-26 Saturday, August 19th
Chapters 27-37 Saturday, August 26th
Chapters 38-45 Saturday, September 2nd
Chapters 46-End Saturday, September 9th


  1. I just read this book a few months ago. It's one my top five now. I can't believe I hadn't read it before. It's one of those books I think I should read every year.

  2. I agree. It's so, so good.