If you go to my Goodreads account, you can see what I have read recently & click on the books to learn more.
Last Week in Books:
Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots is a light-hearted way to have a discussion around facts & opinions. I will be buying this one because it's pretty fun.
Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina is a quick picture book biography of a young Black girl who wanted to dance so badly, that she began to teach herself how using books from the bookmobile.
The House at the End of the Road is a lovely story of some young people and their relationship with an elderly gentleman down the road.
Zero Local is a wordless book and shows some people spreading kindness in their community.
Where is the Sun? is a cute Eric Carle book, but once again the science isn't quite right and that annoys me a bit. It speaks of the sun moving in the sky. I guess I don't need a book to teach science, but the sentences that imply that the sun is doing all of the moving didn't have to be in the book. It wasn't necessary for the story, so why have incorrect things in there? The Hungry Caterpillar had a cocoon (moths) instead of a chrysalis (butterflies) and it seems minor, but un-teaching things is almost harder than teaching them. Sorry about the rant.
The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane was a nice middle grade about friendship and family. What makes it stick in my memory is that there is a road trip. I tend to like road trip books.
Raybearer is the beginning book in a fantasy series. It was unique and fun and was a distraction from general life stress.
Suggested Reading is a book about some students in a private high school that are trying to get around the censorship of certain books. One of the characters even starts a subversive hidden library of banned books.
Born to Fly was a winner for me for a few reasons. I always had a fascination with flight as a child. We had flown commercially multiple times when I was in elementary school and then I got to have a ride in a private plane several times too. I remember writing my first major biography report on Amelia Earhardt. I have also loved every single book Sheinkin has written. His narrative nonfiction is excellent.
Recipe for Persuasion is an adult romance that was loosely based on Austen's Persuasion. It was a nice read, but I enjoyed the first in the series more. It had been based on Pride and Prejudice.
A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow was a delightful YA romance. I love books involving food and tea was a bonus. With 2020 being what it is, I have been on the hunt for books that make me smile and this one sure did.
I finally finished How to Be Remy Cameron. It was digital and I was reading it on my phone, but I am not a fan of that format so I read it in bite sized pieces over two weeks. It was a humorous YA with some romance and a young man trying to figure himself out.
The Coming Week: I'm still reading Freedom is a Constant Struggle. I'm not sure what else I will be picking up. Fortunately, there is nothing that I have to read for any particular task this week so I am free to choose something fun and I'll likely look for romances. Happy reading!
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 538/500