- 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.)
The Things They Carried is such a great book, I read it in college and was blown away by it. I also loved the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld, though I haven't read Goliath yet.
megan @ Read It, See It
You have me curious about that author you are listening to on audio Sue... I am not to favorite audio narrators yet but I am getting there ;)
Megan - I really enjoyed The Things They Carried, too - "blown away by it" is a good description! I've read Leviathan and Behemoth, but my son is the only one in our house so far to read Goliath.
I have loved everything by Neal Schusterman - he wrote Unwind and the Everlost series, both favorites of mine.
This one was quite different but still good. The audio used multiple narrators which was very effective. I hope to write a review later this week.
Post a Comment