It's Monday! What are you reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. Jen Vincent over at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye from Unleashing Readers decided to put a children's and YA spin on it and they invite anyone with an interest to join in. You can participate by creating your post then visit one of their sites to add your site. Finally, visit at least three participant blogs and comment to spread the love.
If you want to know more about what I am reading, visit me at my Goodreads shelf. Images via Goodreads unless otherwise noted.
The Past Week:
My reading week was definitely varied this week. The Shadow Hero was available to me through Netgalley and I loved it. He's a superhero from the past and I will review this excellent graphic novel closer to the July release date. Inheritance was a great sequel to Adaptation. I was happy to spend more time with Reese, Amber, and David. More Than This was a challenging book with so many questions and not a lot of answers. I don't know that there is any possible way to talk about the book without spoiling things. I am pretty amazed by Patrick Ness. The Wig in the Window was a fun middle grade mystery. Nightjohn was a powerful look at slavery through a child's eyes. Bitter Melon was a coming of age novel involving a Chinese American girl who is trying to respect her mother's wishes while figuring out what she wants for her life. I enjoyed the fable The Flight of the Hummingbird. It is a great inspiration for making a difference in the world. The other book I read was Tender at the Bone. I like to read books about food and memoirs with food are the best. I really enjoyed the beginning of the book. The last half was a little slow for me, but it was still a nice read.
The Coming Week:
I'm reading One Came Home, The Fifth Wave and Miles from Nowhere right now. I have Kindred on the shelf and will likely start that one next. It should be a great week. I hope yours is also.
Patrick Ness is amazing. I've heard really great things about The Wig in the Window. I have that in my pile to read really soon. How is The Fifth Wave? That is another one I need to read.ReplyDelete
Loved the 5th Wave on CD. Slow to start, but plenty of action along the way.Delete
I had the same issue with sharing aspects of More Than This. I am glad to know I am not alone! Thank you for sharing all of these great books with us this week. You always tackle so many books! I am continually impressed. Happy reading! :) RickiReplyDelete
Hi Crystal, I have a copy of More than This and can't wait to read it this year. I am a huge fan of Patrick Ness' writing - such subtlety and power. I am intrigued by your snippet of a review. :)ReplyDelete
He continues to wow me.Delete
I have the Ness book, must get to it. I've loved all of his other ones. His Chaos trilogy was wonderful, also A Monster Call. Your other books look good, too. Thank you!ReplyDelete
I want to re-read the Chaos books and take them more slowly. I think I ripped through them in about three days. I remember rushing to the library with about 5 min. to close to get the last one.Delete
I also am in the must read More Than This club - just picked it up from the library. I really enjoyed One Came Home. Read it early in 2013 but it stuck with me as a favourite.ReplyDelete
It's quite the book - enjoy!Delete