This has been a good reading year so far for me.
Isn’t it just so fun when you have something you’re really enjoying?
Here are eight books I’m in the thick of right now:
By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman. Bart and the girls listened to this on our California trip a few weeks ago, but I took a long nap and missed a bunch of the main parts, so I am listening on my own and now I know why they loved it.
My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul. This is a memoir told through the books she’s read at different points in her life and it’s impossible to be a book lover and not be at least semi-delighted by it, I think.
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser. This is our current car CD and I like it, although I’m not in love with it yet – we’re about two CDs in out of five – but it’s a sweet story about a family in Harlem who is going to have to move from their beloved family apartment unless they convince their crotchety and mysterious landlord to renew their lease.
The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald. I’m reading this aloud to the girls right now and it’s just as delightful as I remembered. This was one of my FAVORITE series growing up and I think about it all the time. If you haven’t discovered this series, I HIGHLY recommend it. (Yes, this paragraph needed two all-caps words. . . that’s how much I love it).
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. I placed a hold on this so long ago, I can’t even remember what I knew about it, but then I was immediately sucked in. Of course, I keep having to renew it because it’s so popular and I can’t get through it fast enough. Maybe just need to switch to a paper copy.
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. I listened to the first half of this on audio and then it automatically returned to the library and now I’ve finally got a copy again. This one has gotten SO much buzz, and I was quite enjoying the dual narration, so I’m excited to pick it back up.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. This is for my book club and . . . to be honest, it’ll probably be more like a skim, since I read it in AP English in high school. Not that I remember a darn thing about it from that class, but technically I have read it before.
What are you reading right now? I’d love any recommendations!