Lots of good reading this week:
- I finished Ruined by Paula Morris - I enjoyed this teen ghost story very much. The author made the most of the setting in New Orleans, one of my favorite places in the world.
- My review copy of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins finally arrived on Friday, and I dove right into it! I finished it at 11 pm last night...wow. Like her first two books in the series, this one was not only a can't-put-it-down suspense novel but also a thought-provoking look at some difficult issues in our own society. I'm dying to discuss it - how about you all come over to my house so we can sit and talk for an hour or two??
- Despite the start of school, my 16-year old son, Jamie, finally started The Stand by Stephen King. It may take him a while, with the added time constraints of homework and soccer season. He says it's awesome so far.
- Jamie quickly realized he couldn't carry the encyclopedic The Stand with him to school (they're supposed to have a book to read with them each day), so he also started a nice slim paperback, Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve, author of The Hungry City Chronicles, including Mortal Engines. It's a King Arthur tale - always a favorite!
- Craig, 12, was thrilled to find out he can read any books he wants for English class this year (in addition to whatever they are reading together in class), so he picked up an old family favorite last week, Alabama Moon by Watt Key, a fantastic middle-grade novel that I reviewed last year.
- My husband, Ken, is in the middle of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson and still loving this renowned thriller series.
Last week, I also posted a review of the hilarious middle-grade audio book Boom! by Mark Haddon.
What are you and your family reading this week?
(What are you reading Mondays is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey).