This is the SheReads network book for September. I received a free copy of the book but all my opinions are my own.
Length: 278 pages
Setting: Worthy, a small town in Texas, present day Continue reading
I was introduced to Annie Dillard in a college English class and absolutely loved the books we read. I was surprised to see this book as a recent publication (at least at the time I read it) since in the back of my mind, I had assumed she was dead.
Length: 216 pages
Setting: Cape Cod, 1940s to the 70s Continue reading
This is the second Giant Days compilation. The kids enjoyed the first one so much, it was pretty obvious I would get the second book.
Artist: Lissa Treiman and Max Sarin (it changed halfway though the book. While the art was noticeably different, it wasn’t distracting.)
Genre: graphic novel, fiction
Length: 128 pages
Setting: Sheffield, and Northampton, England, soon after the events of Volume One Continue reading
I’ve heard good things about this book, but have been reluctant to read it because I knew it was about a kid dying of cancer. I’m still a bit sensitive to a plot revolving around dying of cancer, having been diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. However, I convinced Mr. Curiosity to read it (after he loved Eleanor and Park). As soon as he finished, he plopped the book in my lap and told me he’d found my next book. I try to respect his suggestions and read it on his recommendation.
Genre: YA fiction
Length: 313 pages
Setting: generic U.S. city, present day Continue reading
Back when Modern Mrs. Darcy was thinking about recommending books to her readers based on what they liked, she did a test run on her website. I got my books in early and she made some recommendations to me. This was the last book in the list of recommendations that I had yet to read.
Genre: fiction/historical fiction
Length: 369 pages
Setting: France, 1917 and London, 2002 Continue reading