'We Were The Lucky Ones' Belongs On Your Top 10 Books To Read This Summer

'We Were The Lucky Ones' Belongs On Your Top 10 Books To Read This Summer

Based around the true story of the Kurc family before, during, and after the Holocaust tore them apart. A story filled with power, destruction, and mostly love.

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World War II we know was brutal based on the history books we may read in school or from our Grandparents stories of this time. And every time we read something new about the cruelty of this war we are brought back into this place of solemnity and powerlessness. We read stories from the survivors of the labor and death camps, soldiers in this war, the leadership and power on all ends of this time. It's brutal really but it's something that we must remember today. We can't forget the past we must learn from it.

Georgia Hunter's book 'We Were The Lucky Ones" is based on the true stories that she heard and researched about her own family. Her grandpa was a Jew who actually was in France when Poland was overtaken by Hitler and his hometown turned into a bloody and depressing place where his family was forced from their homes and into the ghetto and ultimately separated for nearly 8 years.

This meant years without being able to contact one another and let each other know they were alive; years of having to just assume their siblings and in Mila's case (one of the sisters we read in the book) to assume her husband had died in the war just so she could keep going and fighting for her and her infant child's life.

Georgia Hunter's work is one of the best you will read about what is was like for Jews before, during, and after the war was finished.

Between chapters which are titled by the name of the sibling she focused the chapter on, Georgia adds bits of facts about where the war was at at the time of this character's journey. She was able to connect all these siblings and parents stories together beautifully through the date at which the characters experienced each event.

And the characters are truly based on people in her family; her Great-Grandparents, her Grandma and Grandpa, her Great-Aunts and Great-Uncles, cousins are all part of it. This book wasn't written just so people would buy her work, it was written because she had it on her heart to write down these stories and events her family was sharing. She knew she needed to keep these stories alive even after her loved ones are gone.

"We Were the Lucky Ones" is a beautiful story dedicated to a family who through the hardest and most inhumane of the human existence, stayed true to one another and fought to survive and return to one another, no matter what. Packed with actions, destruction, love, and above all hope, "We Were the Lucky Ones" is a must read!

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30 R.H. Sin Quotes To Help Heal Your Soul

This collection of quotes promotes strength and self-love.
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If you've ever been hurt or disappointed, which we all have at some point, these quotes will flow into your eyes and nourish your soul. Real and raw, the voice of R. H. Sin delivers gritty, impassioned truths on matters of loving, living, and leaving. These quotes are a hauntingly beautiful collection of poems and thoughts. Relationships, love, pain, and fortitude are powerfully rendered in his poetry, and his message of perseverance in the face of emotional turmoil cuts to the heart of modern-day life. If you just got your heart broken into pieces, here are some quotes that are guaranteed to help cleanse your soul and help you to let go of the past and to move on.

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9 Books That Will Put You On The Road To Success

Live your best life TODAY. Starting off with reading one of these self-help books!

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I won't bore you with the topic of the importance of reading. These books aren't your average read. These books mean business. Each one will offer you insight in your career, and overall life skills.

1. "#Girlboss"

Learn about CEO of women's clothing and fashion Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso. Sophia spent her young adult years hitchhiking on the West Coast, diving through dumpsters, and stealing. By mid 20's she founded the every growing business, Nasty Gal. This story is an inspiration to everyone and proof that success is not a straight and clear path.

2. "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

Published in 1989, but still important and relevant. Written by author Stephen Covey, this is a self-help and business read. It will teach you how to be proactive and how to reset your way of thinking in life. Selling over 25 million copies since its release date, it has to teach readers something right?

3. "The Confidence Code for Girls"

Everyone including every woman can use that extra push to be confident. From childhood things like making sports teams, to address ing the fad of Instagram likes, this book teaches women to keep going. To look past those things, and to find their self-worth. Written by New York Times bestsellers Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.

4. "When: The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing"

In this book, Daniel Pink teaches us how to use time to our advantage. Did you know that in the morning we are 20% smarter?

5. "Choose Wonder Over Worry"

Amber Ray writes about how changing your attitude can change your quality of life. Sometimes it's not about the materials you buy that can help, but how your outlook can.

6. "The Power of Habit"

By Charles Duhigg, this book will open your eyes to how our daily habits affect everything in our lives. From our nightly routines, to what we eat for breakfast.

7. "The Thriving Introvert"

With words of affirmation, Thibaut Meurisse talks about how as an introvert, you don't need to be the loudest person in the room. He teaches readers how to use their qualities to succeed.

8. "Girl, Wash Your Face"

"Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you are meant to be" Rachel Hollis. In this popular book, Rachel Hollis talks about how as humans we tell ourselves lies that ultimately discourage us from becoming the best version of who we can be.

9. "How to Get Sh*t Done"

If you're constantly telling yourself "Eh, I'll do it tomorrow." Then find yourself saying the same thing the next day, this book is for YOU. This book by Erin Falconer teaches it's readers how to get sh*t done and prioritize!

Even if you don't consider yourself a book lover, you will find yourself indulged in one or more of these books learning about how you can live your best life.

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