Monday, July 06, 2009

It's Monday, 7/6! What Are You Reading?

I didn't fall off face of the earth or give up on blogging - I've just been on a 3-week cross-country road trip. We had a wonderful time (you can check out our trip blog for pictures). I didn't do a whole lot of reading, mainly because I can't read books in the car. We listened to some great kids'/teens' audio books, though, and I read a few books during the trip. Here's what I read over the past three weeks:
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - an absolutely amazing teen/YA book that I'd recommend to anyone of any age (teens and older) - see review at my kids' book blog.
  • Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo. I bought this one before the trip in part because it's a novel about a cross-country road trip! I really loved it and will post a review later this week (first I need to get through 423 e-mails).
  • I'm currently reading Pendragon Book 8: The Pilgrims of Rayne by D.J. MacHale. I've raved here before about the Pendragon series for kids and teens, and this one is no exception.
  • With our kids, we've been taking turns reading aloud from Ordinary Boy 2: The Return of Meteor Boy by William Boniface, a very fun and funny sequel to one of our favorites about a city called Superopolis where every citizen (except the title character, Ordinary Boy) has superpowers. Lots of laughs.
We also listened to the following kids'/teens' audio books during our trip:
  • Simon Bloom and the Gravity Keeper and Simon Bloom and the Octopus Effect by Michael Reisman, a great series that combines science and magic in fast-paced, suspenseful stories.
  • Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow by James Rollins is the first entry into the children's market by a best-selling adult author (though I haven't read any of his grown-up books before). We're most of the way through this one and enjoying its exciting suspense and, like the Simon Bloom books, combination of science and magic plus history.
So, what have YOU been reading so far this summer?


  1. Anonymous1:12 PM

    I have "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins on my reading list!

    Awesome news about your trip. Off to check the photos now. :)

  2. You're doing well. I didn't do too good this week. Update 2

  3. I've heard Breakfast With Buddha is good, I look forward to your take.

  4. Great list! Enjoy your week :)

  5. Welcome home :)

    Great reading!

    My Monday list is here