Green sea turtle in Graham’s Harbor
This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award. This story was also nominated for the Nebula and Hugo Short Story awards.
Published: February, 2018 in Apex Magazine (read for free online at that link)
Setting: a rural South library, present day
Summary: Short version: A librarian has to decide if she will give a boy the locked away book he needs. Continue reading
This was one of the first week’s offerings from the 2019 Sync Audiobooks for teens. (There are two new free audiobooks offered each week.) I love Kwame Alexander and wanted to listen to his latest, especially since he was reading it himself.
Genre: YA book in verse fiction
Length: 448 pages of text, 4:12 hours of audio
Setting: an American city, present day
Summary: Short version: The life of two teenage black boys in the city Continue reading
I think I saw this book in a list of good read alouds. I picked it up from a new bookstore in town to read to the kids.
Genre: middle grade mystery
Length: 376 pages
Setting: Greenglass House in Nagspeake (which felt like a New England town), present day-ish
Summary: Short version: We find out why everyone came to Greenglass House Continue reading
This was my book club’s choice for March.
Subtitle: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Genre: nonfiction memoir
Length: 272 pages
Setting: mostly Death Row in Alabama
Summary: Short version: One man’s experience as an innocent man on Alabama’s Death Row Continue reading
I saw this sitting out in the new YA books and thought Mr. Curiosity would enjoy it. He read it and said I could probably read it in 30 minutes. I had nothing else in the docket, so I did. I took me a little longer than 30 minutes, but it’s still a quick read because of it’s structure.
Genre: YA fiction novel in verse
Length: 306 pages
Setting: inner city projects, present day
Summary: Short version: Do you really want to avenge your brother’s death? Continue reading
This is the second book in the Broken Earth trilogy. I loved the first one so much I had to get the next one right away.
Genre: science fiction, although this one is more fantastical than the first. I’m considering this a future Earth achieved through science, hence scifi.
Length: 391 pages of text, 407 pages with appendices
Setting: mostly around Castrima and Found Moon, immediately after events in The Fifth Season
Summary: Short version: How to develop a community in catastrophe Continue reading