The Stationery Shop has gotten a lot of attention since it came out, and after reading it, I can see why. I often skip books that get a ton of attention. I am not one to read a book just because everyone is reading it. And although I love the cover on this book, I also don’t usually choose a book based on a cover.
I prefer to make sure the book isn’t just getting pushed by publishers, but that it is truly good enough to stand the test of time. But when I read a review of The Stationery Shop by a book reviewer that I trust, I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. I loved this book.
It is a book about lost love, but also about so much more. It was written about a time and place I know very little about. The descriptions and character development were so well done. It is about, love, lost love, love of family, love of your country, and so much more.
It is early in the year, but The Stationery Shop might just make my list of favorites for the year.