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Gameworld is a fun middle grade novel about some children who end up inside a video game for real. It was full of action, but I never connected with the characters. I loved that it had diverse characters, but it was only okay - not a favorite. Mexican Whiteboy was fantastic. Matt de la Peña tore me up with this one. Danny is struggling with a lot of things - his relationships with his parents, his identity and his pitching too. This was a young adult story that felt real and true. I will be recommending this one a lot.
I zipped through the YA book More Happy Than Not a second time this week and reviewed it over at Rich in Color. I love, love, love, this book even though Silvera made me cry multiple times.
An Age of License: A Travelogue was a nice quick travel book in graphic novel format. It is probably one to classify as New Adult since it's about Lucy in her twenties. I have really liked Lucy Knisley's books. Relish is still my favorite. She has a nice mix of humor and serious contemplation. It has inspired me to look for a nice notebook or journal for my summer vacation. I want to be intentional about my journaling during my travels this time. That would be a first.
Flight of the Honey Bee and River Story were both sent to me by Candlewick. They are two very nice non-fiction picture books. The bee book is nicely done following a scout bee through a typical day. The River Story is beautiful and shares about rivers in simple flowing (couldn't help myself) text. Miffy at the Zoo is part of my effort to read some Dutch children's lit before I visit Amsterdam later this year. It was a cute little book.
Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America is a fascinating cookbook. It shares more than just recipes. There is history tucked away in and around the recipes. There are also essays, poetry and some great pictures. I have tried a few of the recipes and they were yummy. I look forward to trying more of them in the future.
The Coming Week:
I'm listening to both Lockwood & Co. and Baseball in April. When I finish with those, I'll start listening to a young adult novel Love Edy. I've started The Zodiac Legacy and will likely finish that up this week. I'm also reading a guidebook for the traveling we'll be doing later this year. It almost feels like a research project, but a fun one. I have a pile of books sitting around, but I'm not sure which one will come next. Have a great week of reading!
Diversity on the Shelf/Diverse Books - 94/100
Goodreads - 190/520
#MustRead2015 - 28/53
Diversity Reading Challenge - 9/12
Around the World With Books 2015