Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Reading Recap

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It's been three weeks since my last reading recap and sadly, I've only read two more books! But it's been a fun summer! Good thing I took a break from taking on too many review books because there's no way I would have gotten through them. At this point, I think I'm caught up on all of the books I took on for review (just one review to write but the book has been read). That's a nice feeling! I am going to spend some time reading a few books from my shelves and then start accepting books for review again.

So, what have I been reading?

Since my last update, I read Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami. It's been a couple weeks and I haven't decided what I think of it yet. On the one hand, it was simpler than I expected. On the other hand, it was compelling and unique. I'll eventually pull my thoughts together and write a review!

I also read The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham. I need to write my review of that as well, but I have a giveaway going through the end of the day if you're interested in winning a copy for yourself! Be sure to at least visit the giveaway page and watch the trailer for the movie that's being made based on the book. It stars Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth.

I'm now reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, which I have been wanting to read for a while. I'm excited to finally get to it!

Reviews

I've written quite a few reviews since my last update:
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Kids Reading

My kids have been reading so much this summer! M, who will be starting 3rd grade next week, has been reading the Percy Jackson series. This summer, she has read The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters and The Titan's Curse.

C, who will be starting 6th grade next week (middle school!!!) spent some time re-reading the Harry Potter series, which he originally read a few years ago. He also read The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials. I'm sure he's going to want to read the next one in that series as well.

What have you and your kids been reading this summer? 

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2 comments:

  1. One of my really good book friends absolutely loved Station Eleven and loaned it to me to read. I didn't enjoy it as much as she did but it was an enjoyable enough read.

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    1. I thought it was very good. It was a bit of a different take on the post-apocalyptic storyline.

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