- I finished The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, a novel about the Vietnam war, though not in time for my book group discussion (I still went, though!). It's an excellent book on a very difficult subject.
- After that heavy read, plus the 1000-page book I read before it, I was ready for something short and light, and Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf by Jennifer L. Holm was perfect! As the subtitle says, it's "a year told through stuff" - very creative and enjoyable.
- Now, I am reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, in honor of Banned Books Week. I haven't read it since I was a teen and had forgotten just how brilliant it is.
- I finished a teen/YA audio, Bruiser, by one of my favorite YA authors, Neal Schusterman.
- My husband, Ken, finished The Roar by Emma Clayton, a middle-grade sci fi adventure that our son recommended. It's on my TBR shelf now.
- Ken is now reading The Passage by Justin Cronin, based on my recommendation. I'm already enjoying being able to talk to someone about it!
- Jamie, 17, spent the week lying on the couch, so he read a lot. He finished re-reading Brisingr by Christopher Paolini, in preparation for the final book to be released in November.
- Next, Jamie read Goliath by Scott Westerfeld, the final book in the Leviathan trilogy. This one will also pass through our entire family.
- Jamie has resumed re-reading a favorite series by Tamora Pierce, The Immortals, with Book 3, Emperor Mage.
- Finally, Jamie is reading Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn for his World Lit class. Ken and I both read it years ago; he's enjoying it so far.
- Craig, 13, is reading The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.
What are you and your family reading this week?
(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)