We all enjoyed our books last week:
- I am still reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt, a highly acclaimed novel that I've been meaning to read for ages. It is an odd but intriguing novel, and I'm finding it more and more compelling the longer I read. It's a long one, but I am enjoying it.
- I am still listening to Solitaire by Alice Oseman, a teen/YA novel about a high school girl named Tori who's a loner and a blogger and gets caught up in a mysterious website/blog called Solitaire. Like the best YA novels, Tori is struggling to deal with some very serious issues in her life, but there is also a sense of humor to the story...and I love the British accent of the narrator.
- My husband, Ken, finished Dean Koontz's Prodigal Son, Book One in his Frankenstein series, one of many Koontz books we inherited from my dad. He said it was good.
- Now, Ken is reading Broken Harbor, the fourth book in Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series. Once again, he says he is blown away but what an amazing writer French is!
- Jamie, 21, is back at school for winter session, but I believe he is still reading The Brethren Prince: Piracy, Revenge, and the Culture Clash of the Old Caribbean by Ira Smith. It is historical fiction about real-life pirates in the mid-17th century Caribbean - he started it for our trip to Jamaica last week! He also mentioned that the new TV in his apartment bedroom (a birthday present from us) is proving a huge distraction, and he's playing a lot of video games!
TV Tuesday: Legends, a suspenseful show about a deep undercover agent that we enjoy
Middle-Grade Review: Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, especially wonderful on audio!
Fiction Review: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult, compelling, suspenseful, and full of surprises
Saturday Snapshot 1/9: Surf, sky, and sunsets in Jamaica
What are you and your family reading this week?
What Are You Reading Monday is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, so head over and check out her blog and join the Monday fun! You can also participate in a kid/teen/YA version hosted by Unleashing Readers.