I’ve been getting books crossed off my reading list, which means it’s time to put some new ones on the list.
I’m going to start with some books about libraries. The Hub had a whole post with books set in libraries. There were two books that caught my eye. First was Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake, the first book in the Library Jumpers series. Looks like there’s some magic, some romance, and lots of cool libraries. That’s enough to get me intrigued. The second book is Ink and Bone: The Great Library by Rachel Caine. In this series, the Library of Alexandria never burned, but it controls all the books. I can’t imagine not being able to own a book, so I’m interested to see what the author came up with.
The next set of books came from a School Library Journal post about the top 100 chapter books. I’m not sure how they compiled their list, but I’m always on the lookout for good books to read to the kids. At some point or another, the kids have read/been read/listened to 22 out of the top 25. So, I’m adding the three we haven’t read to our list. They are The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. As a bonus, I found Tuck Everlasting at the latest library book sale and bought it for a quarter.
I don’t read a lot of book reviews, mainly because it would just make my to read list grow even faster. That being said, I always check out the GeekDad reviews. Two recent posts caught my eye. The first book was from a Between the Bookends GeekMom review (GeekMom and GeekDad recently merged, so you can get all your geek parenting from the same site now). The book I was most interested in was The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe. It looks like a fun bit of historical fantasy. Then, there was a post on good audio books for family trips. I’m always looking for audiobooks for either summer travel or trips to gymnastics meets, so a list of good family audiobooks, including the narrator who makes it so enjoyable, is definitely useful. There’s a number we haven’t read or listened to yet, so it should provide some great options for a while.
And those are the books I’ve added to my reading list lately. Got any more you’d like to recommend?
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