I am having a weird book summer.
I get a dozen from the library, only to start each of them and throw them down in disgust after the first chapter.
Here are some recommendations of books I’ve enjoyed. I have this little thing about not wanting to know much about a book before reading it (which of course contributes to my high “throw down in disgust after one chapter” ratio.) I will read one sentence of the back cover, and that’s it. I don’t want to know more than that, so I assume (like a book snob would) that you feel the same and keep my opinions to a few words.
Vinegar Hill. Very very dark, desperate, but honest circumstances and I couldn’t stop reading it.
Leaving the World. A book with weird twists and turns but very well written. Something I normally wouldn’t have picked up.
The Birth House. Loved this midwife book that is so much more than just a midwife book.
Ellis Island.My favorite so far this summer.
Right now I am reading The Yellow Houseand I picked up the sequel at the same time called The Linen Queen because I just love when books have sequels. It makes the ending so much better when you know it isn’t really an ending. So far so good.
Right now Jeff is reading one of my favorite books, Unbroken. I keep asking him what part he is at and reliving the intensity of each chapter.
Isaac is reading 1984 for school.
Abbey had to read The Hunger Gamesand then was just dying for the next two. DYING. I bought her the second, she sped through that, and I told her to order the third from the library. She is number 53 on the waiting list, and since I just know how it is to want a sequel so desperately you feel like you are close to death, I will be taking her to the bookstore.
Andrew is not reading anything. He finished his mild obsession with The Diary of the Wimpy Kid, and I just haven’t been able to get him into anything else. (Any suggestions for a soon to be 2nd grader?) Instead of reading in bed, he insists that one of us play Scrabble with him, so I am not too worried about his lack of reading.
Patrick’s favorite book right now? It’s a Little Critter of course called Just a Mess and it’s all about the loss of a baseball mitt. Go figure. I’ve read it 2,456 times.