The local library started a book club for teens and tweens that reads a book and then watches the movie. For December, this was the chosen book. I decided to read it to the kids. We also watched the The Muppet Christmas Carol as part of the book club experience.
Subtitle: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas
Published: 1843 (so you can get it for free at Gutenberg.org if you want – that’s how we read it)
Genre: a ghost story
Length: 104 pages
Setting: London, 1840s Continue reading
I decided to read this book to the kids. I remember enjoying it significantly when it first came out. This is the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy.
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Length: 399 pages
Setting: it felt like England and northern countries, including Svalbard, 1800s, but it wasn’t really Continue reading
This was our book club choice for the month. Although several people had read the book previously, I had never had the chance.
Length: 319 pages
Font: Adobe Caslon
Setting: mostly the Pacific Ocean, but also India in the 1970s and Canada in the 1990s Continue reading
This was my library book club’s choice for September.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 362 pages
Setting: Australia, 1920s Continue reading
I read this back when it came out in 2006. It made a lot of critic’s “Best of 2006” lists, which put it on my radar. Plus, I’ve read his Border Trilogy and liked his sparse writing style. I decided to give it a try.
Genre: post-apocalyptic fiction
Length: 287 pages
Setting: near future, it felt like California but it was definitely in the U.S. Continue reading
This is one of the Time Top 100 novels that happened to be at my library when I was in need of a book.
Length: 184 pages
Setting: near Augusta, Georgia, 1920s Continue reading
This was the library book club’s latest book pick. I enjoyed The Girl You Left Behind, so I was looking forward to this book.
Length: 369 pages
Setting: a small town in England, 2009 Continue reading