I got in just three books this week. I accidentally let two different audiobooks expire while I was listening to them. Now I’m on a roll, ready for another, but we’re about to take a road trip, so if there are books to listen to, I’ll be the one reading them. That’s how we roll.
Greenglass House, by Kate Milford
This is a magical middle grade book. Greenglass makes me want to go there. The characters drew me in from the start. I loved and was exasperated with and surprised by them, and in the end, I didn’t want it any of it to end. Kate Milton is a great writer, and I’m in the middle of another book by her, called Boneshaker. I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from me about that book soon.
Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan
I did get to read all of Echo with my ears. Pam Munoz Ryan is an inspiration on all levels. Every one of her books makes me think, make connections, and look at the world in a different way. My favorite of hers will always be Becoming Naomi Leon, but this book is a lovely lovely tapestry that draws the reader in and brings all of the stories together in the end. The audio version gives the reader a unique experience, with well-executed voices and music to accompany the story in a lovely way.
The Other Way to Listen, by Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall
A friend loaned me this book to use in my upcoming science and poetry summer camp, about which I’m very excited. She knows me so well! This book will fit with our observations and contemplations with just the right mix of reflecton and lyric, with a hint of science.
What have you been reading lately?