Here's what we've all been reading this week:
- I just finished reading the graphic memoir Something New: Tales From a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley, one of my favorite graphic memoirists. This one was about preparations for her recent wedding, with her usual mix of warmth and humor. She feels like an old friend by now!
- I am still reading The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens, the next selection for my neighborhood book group this week. It's an unusual mix of mystery/thriller and introspective novel about how our pasts affect our lives. Very engrossing.
- I finished listening to a middle-grade audiobook, The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau, set in the remote Mexican mountains in the 1950's, focusing on both native Mexican Indians and traveling Romani gypsies. It was completely captivating and wonderful on audio.
- Today, I am starting a new middle-grade audio, Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins.
- My husband, Ken, is still reading one of my recent favorites, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, a thoughtful post-apocalyptic story about a traveling Shakespearean acting troupe. You can read my gushing review at the link!
- Jamie, 21, is re-reading the first two books in the A Pattern of Shadow and Light trilogy by Melissa McPhail: Cephrael's Hand and The Dagger of Adendigaeth, in preparation for reading book 3. He does this a lot, in case you hadn't noticed!
TV Tuesday: NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans, two of our old favorite comfort shows!
Teen/YA Review: Code of Honor by Alan Gratz, an action-packed but thoughtful YA thriller
Nonfiction Review: How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness, the latest release (and my favorite) from author Toni Bernhard
Saturday Snapshot: Spring Camping in Maryland
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.