Monday, February 1, 2010

It's Monday 2/1! What Are You Reading?

February already! Craig and I were home sick all last week, but we're both feeling better now. On the plus side, we all had plenty of reading time:
  • I read - and loved - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, a book that recently won the Newberry Medal. It's a wonderful middle-grade novel about a thirteen-year old girl obsessed with A Wrinkle in Time who's dealing with her own strange events. Check out my review.
  • I also read a book published for adults but perfectly appropriate for older teens and young adults, Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers (recommended by Kim at Page After Page). It's a novel told entirely through the notes that a mom and 15-year old daughter leave for each other, and it's got surprising depth and emotion - I cried my eyes out!
  • Jamie, 15, finished The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and loved it. I want to read it next!
  • Jamie started Sabriel by Garth Nix, a Christmas gift from us, based on a recommendation from The Eclectic Reader (thanks!).
  • Craig, 12, is reading Aliens Stole My Body, the fourth and final book in one of his favorite series by Bruce Coville. He says it's really getting good toward the end!
  • My husband, Ken is reading Brisingr, the third book in the wonderful trilogy by Christopher Paolini that began with Eragon. This is one of Jamie's favorite series of all time.
So, what are you and your family reading this week?

(What are you reading Mondays is sponsored by J. Kaye's book blog).


Kim said...

So glad you enjoyed Life on the Refrigerator Door! You had a great reading week and I am jealous you have already read When you Reach Me!
I am reading The Help.
My husband is reading a Robert Ludlum book
Sam (14) is reading Fabelhaven 3
Austen (17) who knows? I think he just finished The Hunger Games!

Anonymous said...

When You Reach Me sounds really cute. Looks like you all had a great reading week :)

Here's what I'm reading.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Life On The Refrigerator Door sounds so good! Thanks for mentioning a book that I want to look into further :)

Have a great week!