I’m not exactly sure how this book got put on my “read to the kids” list. I’m sure it had something to do with being a book in verse. It was our first read aloud book for the school year, mainly because it was available as an ebook. I had chosen a different book, but Mr. Curiosity went and read it the weekend before I was going to start reading it aloud, so I needed a quick backup without being able to go to the library.
Genre: middle grade historical fiction book in verse
Length: 272 pages
Setting: Vietnam and Alabama, 1975
Summary: Short version: Immigrant story from the Vietnam War Continue reading
This is the sixth book in the Outlander series. I’m trying to finish the series this year. That’s a lot of pages, though, so we’ll see. At least I get to start reading new ones with the next book in the series.
Genre: historical fiction with a fantastical element
Length: 980 pages
Setting: mostly 1772-1776, Carolinas
Summary: Short version: Life in the Carolinas as war is beginning, with time travel Continue reading
My mother-in-law read this book in her book club and passed it on to me after she finished the book.
Genre: YA historical fiction
Length: 246 pages
Setting: early 1900s, New York City
Summary: Short version: Irish immigrants end up in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire Continue reading
This is the fifth book in the Outlander series, and the last of my rereads before moving into books in the series I haven’t read. I’m hoping to finish the series this year.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 1443 pages (let’s start the year with something big, shall we?)
Setting: various locations within North Carolina, 1770-1772 Continue reading
This was one of the Modern Library’s top 100 novels of the century.
Genre: literary fiction
Length: 569 pages
Setting: 1960s and probably early 1800s U.S. Continue reading
This is the fourth book in the Outlander series I’m rereading this year.
Genre: historical fiction with time travel
Length: 880 pages
Setting: around Charleston, South Carolina, 1767-1770, and England, 1969 Continue reading
Tomorrow is our last meeting of American History Club for the school year. We’re doing a second session on the space program. It’s surprisingly difficult to find a YA level book about astronauts/the space program/space race. I ended up choosing a nonfiction book instead of our usual fiction or narrative-driven nonfiction book because that’s all I could find in our library system.
Subtitle: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon
Genre: nonfiction history
Length: 105 pages of text, 114 pages total Continue reading