Some recent reads I’ve enjoyed:
Back to School Tortoise by Lucy M. George; illustrated by Merel Eyckerman
I love the illustrations in this very short picture book. And the ending made all my kids–and me–laugh.
Cold Cereal by Adam Rex
An evil breakfast cereal company + Arthurian legend. Need I say more? The first in a new series by the zanily creative author of The True Meaning of Smekday.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
I loved that Code Name Verity brought me into WWII history from an entirely new-to-me angle–that of British female aviators and spies.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
While I was reading Before I Fall, I loved it sometimes and really didn’t like it sometimes. It takes place in a pretty harsh high school setting, and I have a hard time relating to such settings, since I didn’t go to high school. But, ultimately, I really liked it. The ending wasn’t what I wanted, but it felt like the right ending all the same. Definitely worth reading, it could be described as a mash-up of Groundhog Day (the movie), mean high school girls, and beautiful, evocative writing.
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
This is my first foray into Terry Pratchett novels and I loved it! It was hilarious and creative and bizarre and just all around awesome. Many thanks to Cheryl, blogger at Tales of the Marvelous, for encouraging me to read it.
What have you been reading lately?