I’ve got some recent reads for today. There simply is not enough time to read all the books I want to read!
This book had a lovely, old-fashioned quality to it. It is both serious and hopeful, with a main character who is growing up, but is still young enough to really enjoy childhood treasures like a hidden room and a secret journal.
A delightful mix of Regency era problems, magic, and a fun, feisty main character who is, well, incorrigible.
I’m not normally big into the vampire genre (more power to you if you are!), but this book was a lot of fun. I loved the main character Pearl, who is so dead pan and hilarious. My favorite line is when she sees a high schooler with a Hello Kitty something or other (backpack, I think?) and hopes, but doubts, that the girl is wearing it ironically. Ha!
Normally I am really turned off from adult books narrated by children, but I had heard so much great stuff about this one that I gave it a shot. It did take me a few pages to get used to the unusual narration, but then I was sucked in all the way and couldn’t put it down. Although the premise of the story involves abduction, it is more of a psychological story than a crime story. I’ve never read anything like it and I found it very insightful and interesting.
What have you been reading so far this year? What do you hope to read?