As always, we all made time for books last week, too:
- I am still reading The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman, a debut novelist, due out March 8. This is my next review book for Publisher's Weekly. I'm about three-quarters of the way through so far and enjoying it - it's an engrossing family saga set in the 40's and 50's.
- I finished The Cage by Megan Shepherd, a teen/YA novel which has been called "The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld," about humans being held in zoo-like places by an alien race. It was engrossing and unique, and the audio was well-done with different actors. Review to come soon!
- Now, I am listening to A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielson, a middle-grade audiobook about the Berlin Wall. It is fascinating and riveting so far - why hasn't anyone ever written historical fiction about the Wall before?
- My husband, Ken, is reading a Christmas gift from me, The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling), the first of her Cormoran Strike series. It's a long, dense book, but he's enjoying it (and I suspect our new Netflix subscription has slowed him down a bit, too!).
- Jamie, 21, finished Trysmoon Book One: Ascension by Brian Fuller, a Medieval fantasy (his favorite kind of book!), and enjoyed it so much that he is now reading Trysmoon Book Two: Duty. He says this series is so good that it got him back into a regular reading habit.
- Craig, 18, finished Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel for his World Lit class - complaining all the way! He said it was so boring he feel asleep every time he tried to read it. He's not really a fan of magical realism (me, either, other than a few notable exceptions), plus as an 18-year old boy, he wasn't thrilled with the whole young woman's awakening theme. I might read it, though. I saw the movie but never read the novel before.
My 2016 Reading Challenges - yes, finally! I found some good ones.
Teen/YA Review: Solitaire by Alice Oseman - a riveting, moving story of a teen struggling with some serious problems
Saturday Snapshot: Winter Skies, in all their varied beauty
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.