From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.
I know that a lot of you have a huge pile of books that you want to read/review, but it understandably takes a while to get around to reading them all - here you can give a book (or two!) some of the publicity that it deserves, even if you haven't read it yet!
This week, I'm going to showcase The Tattooist of Auschwitz!This year marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, meaning that there have been plenty of books available on the subject of the camp and the Holocaust. This has meant that I've been lucky enough to have purchased a plethora of books, both non-fiction and fiction, regarding one of my special interests. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a book that has been on my radar for a couple of years now but I have only recently picked it up with it's follow up story, Cilka's Journey. I have seen so many incredible reviews of this book and I really hope that it lives up to my expectations. I'm looking forward to reading it as soon as possible!
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Paperback, 320 pages
In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.
Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight.
And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too.
So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.