It's a cold, dark, wet day outside my window - not loving November so far! Last week was super busy (yes, again!), but I finally managed to write two reviews during the week. Of course, we always make time for reading - here's what we read last week:
- I finally finished Bill Bryson's One Summer: America, 1927, a nonfiction book that I started for one of my book groups. I considered setting it down several times but ended up sticking with it to the very end. It's an interesting book, filled with fascinating facts about American history (I think my husband's getting sick of hearing me quote facts!), but it does run too long, and it feels like he packed a bit too much into it. Full review to come.
- After reading two long nonfiction books in a row, I was ready for some light reading! I chose Haunters by Thomas Taylor, a teen/YA novel about a group of teens that can time travel via their dreams. It's good so far - and fast-paced for a change!
- I finished listening to Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson on audio. It's a memoir written in verse and is being marketed as a middle-grade children's book, but it's one of those unique books that will be enjoyed by all ages. Wow. I just can't say enough about this book. It's a wonderful story of growing up in the 60's and 70's, her family torn between the north and the south, but it's her writing that really makes it special. Just an amazing book. Review to come.
- Now, I am listening to The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi, a teen/YA thriller. I'm not far enough into it yet to know much about the story, but it's good so far - fast-paced and intriguing.
- My husband, Ken, finished The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, a book I had been recommending to him for years. He enjoyed it very much (who hasn't?).
- Last night, Ken was having trouble choosing his next book to read, so he took a recommendation from our college son who was home for the night and started The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This is one of our son's all-time favorites.
Review of Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang, a teen/YA novel
Review of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, a nonfiction book
Saturday Snapshot, with photos of our last burst of brilliant fall color here
What are you and your family reading this week?
What Are You Reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, with a kid/teen version hosted by Unleashing Readers.
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