October Book Club: The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

Well I cannot believe it is already October and the leaves are changing and so is my body as I fully embrace the halfway point of my last trimester. I am finding myself having to do less and rest more which is really a challenge for me when boredom sets in. So when I picked up this month’s Indigo novel The Tattooist Of Auschwitz I think it may have been my fastest read to date and a story that will stay with me for a long time. 

This novel- written by Heather Morris- is based on an incredible true story of a man named Lale Sokolov and the woman who he meets at Auschwitz, both Slovakian Jewish prisoners there, named Gita. When imprisoned Lale becomes the tattooist, the Tätowierer, for both Auschwitz (the original concentration camp) and Birkenau (a combined concentration/extermination camp). This is due to his ability to speak several languages which sets him apart from the other prisoners. He meets Gita when she is in line to be tattooed by him, memorizes her number and falls in love with her immediately. Because of his employment as the tattooist at the camp, Lale is given much more freedom and is able to move around more as well as given better housing and access to food. He uses his privilege to help keep the other prisoners alive by sneaking them food and medicines. His love for Gita grows stronger but some of his reckless decisions put both of their lives in great danger. 

Morris shows the horrors of life as a prisoner of war but also shows how love and hope can be stronger than anything else. A reminder as to how tragic life can be for some people and to be grateful for what you have and that love knows no bounds. This is the perfect book to settle in with during these cold nights in front of the fire, trust me it will be hard to put down. 

For the chance to read The Tattooist Of Auschwitz or more on this topic, our friends over at Indigo are giving away a $50 gift card to one of you lucky readers!

To enter the contest, leave me a comment below telling me what your favourite way to relax and get cozy at home is in the winter season and you’ll be entered to win!! 

***Update: Contest is now closed!***

CONGRATS to our Winner Kristen B who has won our $50 gift card giveaway to Indigo!! Please email us at Langston.nm@gmail.com to claim your prize!! You have 24 hours before we select another winner.

 

For those of you that have read (or are reading) this novel, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. 

Xx, n

 

Thank you to Indigo for sponsoring this post, all comments and opinions are my own.

Photography by Brooklyn D Photography.

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  • Kristina
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    Reading a good book on the couch with a hot cup of tea for sure!
    I just read The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Incredible story.

    • Natalie Langston
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      Ooh sounds so relaxing. This is definitely my jam!!

  • joy
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    i love to read! Light a scented candle, and stay warm under a cozy blanket. A cup of tea is nice, too!

    • Natalie Langston
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      Sets quite a nice scene especially now that it’s getting colder these days!!

  • Tracy k
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    Taking a hot bath with a good book in hand!

    • Natalie Langston
      Reply

      Haven’t tried that I would be afraid of dropping the book in the bath but that sounds so lovely!!!

  • Paul
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    Turning the fire on, cup of cocoa in hand and watching a good movie.

    • Natalie Langston
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      Always nice!! hot cocoa is the best!!!

  • Kristen. B
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    I’m a big reader and Ive heard great things about this book. Might have to talk my bookclub into reading it! First choice would be getting cozy in bed with the lights down low. Second is having a hot bath and then cuddling up on the couch to read for the night!!!

    • Natalie Langston
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      You should definitely. I highly recommend!! I love doing both of those two!! Great ways to wind down at the end of each day!!!
      And I’m so excited that YOU are our WINNER!! Now you can buy a couple copies of the book for your book club and please share a photo when you do would love to see!!!

  • Dan
    Reply

    Netflix and some coffee

    • Natalie Langston
      Reply

      YES!!

  • Shalene
    Reply

    Glass of vino and a book! WW2 if possible…

    • Natalie Langston
      Reply

      YES!!! Can’t wait to have a glass of Vino soon!!!

  • Jacqueline Watters
    Reply

    I love to curl up on our love seat with a blanket & have my 2 furry felines beside me purring while I have the fireplace on with a cup of hot chocolate & read a good book😘

    • Natalie Langston
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      So nice and relaxing. I’m right there with you!! I’m hoping to do this before the baby comes lol

  • Kristen
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    Love books, heard great things about this book, might have to get my book club to read it! I love getting all cozy in bed with the lights down low and reading for the night

  • Dan
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    Netflix and a hot coffee

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  • Kristen B
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    Love to get into a warm bed, cozy up for the night and get lost in a good book. Haven’t read this book but I’ve heard great things about it!

  • Kristen B
    Reply

    Love to get into my cozy bed and get lost in a good book for the night, it’s my go to spot to read! Heard great things about this book!

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