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 is the third and final book in the Queen of Hearts trilogy. I happened to see it on the library shelf and picked it up to finish the series.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 342 pages
Setting: the capital of Wonderland, soon after the events of Blood of Wonderland
Summary: Short version: Dinah is crowned Queen, although it is not without heartbreak Continue reading
I saw the book discussed on a YALSA post back when it was first published. I was in the mood for some science fiction and finally found a copy to read. Plus, it gives me an elusive Z title.
Genre: science fiction
Length: 360 pages
Setting: space stations near the moon and Mars, near future
Summary: Short version: Carr Luka is a zeroboxer champion but only because his genes were illegally edited Continue reading
This was our book club choice for April
Length: 278 pages
Setting: southern California, present day
Summary: Short version: Rosie can’t hide her drug use from her parents forever Continue reading
Mr. Curiosity is studying medieval history this year. As part of his work, he’s reading several medieval pieces of literature. This was one of his choices for the year. I read the books alongside him.
Translated by: Robert M. Adams
Published: originally in 1516, this edition in 1975
Genre: classic philosophy
Length: 85 pages
Setting: Utopia, a medieval society
Summary: Short version: More’s description of a society set up to benefit all Continue reading