This is something new I decided to try out. I thought I would take some time on Sunday to let you know what book reviews will be coming your way during the week, what books I’m reading this week and any other bookish things I would like to comment on.
First up I would like to talk about Reading Without Walls. This is a challenge that National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang has come up with to promote reading to children. It is a pretty simple one. You have three choices:
Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.
Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun ( a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, or an audiobook)
What a nice simple challenge for kids to get behind. They don’t even have to limit it to a monthly thing, they could just try it out once and then hopefully they will decide that they want to try it again. I have been promoting this in my library for about a month now and a lot of the kids have tried something new. Horn Book did an interview with Gene Luen Yang about the program which you can read here.
These are the five books that I plan on reviewing this week. Two of them I finished while on vacation. I’m still trying to play catch up on the two weeks I wasn’t posting. I’m feeling guilty about have a lot of books sitting in my drafts, so I’m trying to get them all done in the next couple of weeks.
Monday: Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
A totally awesome read!
Tuesday: Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
Science fiction at its best!
Wednesday: Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields
Almost finished this in one sitting.
Thursday: Traveler by L.E. Delano
Interesting take on alternate realities
Friday: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Awesome audiobook and an awesome world!
This week I am reading and listening to:
Alone by Scott Sigler is the last book in the Generations trilogy. The first two books were really good, so I am really looking forward to finishing the trilogy. This will be a tricky review to write though because part of the appeal of the first book is that you don’t know what is really going on, just like the characters. The second and third book’s summaries sort of spoil the first book. But if you liked the Maze Runner series, I highly recommend this one.
Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano. This is one of my Netgalley books from last year that I never got to. Netgalley is sometimes a blessing and sometimes a curse. I’m trying to not add anything to my list until I am caught up (HA!) So far I am really liking it!
Heartless by Marissa Meyer. This is the audiobook I’ve decided to do this week. I’ve heard really good things about the book so I am looking forward to it. Rebecca Soler is the reader, she did the Lunar Chronicles as well so I am familiar with her work and like listening to her.
That is all my confessions for this week. What books are you currently reading?