And here's what we all read last week:
- I am still reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. I am finally about halfway through this hefty book! It is really, really good - original, suspenseful, and compelling.
- My husband, Ken, is reading The Burning Wire by Jeffrey Deaver, one of his favorite thriller writers. He had fun yesterday browsing though Borders' clearance sale and spending his last Borders gift card, but my son said the YA section was almost empty!
- Jamie, 16, loves to read books set on the water when he's on his grandparents' boat, so he started the week with Rip Tide by Kat Falls, sequel to Dark Life (which he loved) about a civilization deep under the ocean.
- Next, he re-read Pirate Curse, book one in The Wave Walkers series by Kai Meyer - he just has to read at least one pirate book when he's sailing! He said it was pretty good but not great. I don't think he's ever read the rest of the series.
- Then he left the water theme behind to read The Lost World by Michael Crichton, sequel to Jurassic Park which he read and loved a few weeks ago. He loved the sequel, too!
- Now he is re-reading The Thirteenth Child by Patricia Wrede in preparation for reading its sequel in the Frontier Magic series, Across the Great Barrier, which was recently released. Jamie says this is a great series - I really need to find time to read it.
In addition, I posted lists of Top Ten Books That Tackle Tough Issues, both at Book By Book (grown-up books) and here on Great Books for Kids and Teens (two different lists). Finally, I posted an update on Borders' closing and my shopping expedition to their clearance sale and a sneak peek at the actors playing Gale and Peeta in The Hunger Games movie.
What are you and your family reading this week?
(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)