How time flies, can’t believe that my little Nora is 6 months old! So here is what I have been read this past quarter.
- Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
I enjoyed most of this one, but did find a few parts unbelievable.
- How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
This was a book club selection, that parts of which I enjoyed and other parts not so much.
- Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Love the setting, this one is not for everyone but I enjoyed it.
- One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Story was just too uneven for me to really enjoy it.
- Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Great story, great setting. Found it hard to put this one down.
I wish every middle-grade fantasy novel was this good!
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this one.
- Bomb: The Race to Build -and Steal- the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
One of the best books I have every read on the history of the atomic bomb. Defiantly need more non-fiction written in a narrative form.
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Listened to the audiobook. Loved the full narration, really made this book for me.
- Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Lots of characters introduced in the beginning, but the pace quickens and of course she leaves readers hanging waiting for book 2.
- Hollywood, Dead Ahead by Kate Klise
The 5th book in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, just a great little series for young readers. Love the format, story is told through a series of letters and newspaper articles.
- Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
My book club selection for May. Not one I would have pick up on my own but it was worth a read.
- Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal by Melanie Warner
There are plenty of books similar to this one, but I still enjoyed reading it. If you are looking for a way to help cut back on processed foods read this one, and learn about the food industry and how processed food is really made.
- Game by Barry Lyga
The sequel to I Hunt Kill. In my opinion this one is even better, this is one to read during day light, I freaked myself out a few times reading this one after dark.
- One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Loved the story and the characters.
- Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle
Meh, okay told through free verse. This one didn’t really stick with me.
- Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows
Cute, but give me Ramona or Clementine any day of the week.
- The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima
Oh. My. Gosh. This was SO good! A great way to end the Seven Realms series.
- Twelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed
As an adult I enjoyed this one, but have a hard time believing a child would willingly pick this one up.
- Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbis
A decent audiobook, wouldn’t have finished it otherwise.
- The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman
Gorgeous illustrations and a wonderful story.
- The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
One of my favorites of the year.
- French Milk by Lucy Knisley
A great travel memoir in graphic format.