I have been reading a ton since Christmas break. (I included reading a book on my resolution list, and so far, so good.) Here are ones I’ve just read or am planning to this week:
Chopsticks is a Young Adult novel that I put in the graphic novel section at the high school. I suppose it could have gone in romance, after reading it. It was a really quick read, and I think I should reread the ending because apparently I didn’t come to the same conclusion as a lot of readers did, judging from the Goodreads page. It reminds me of The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt.
I’d been meaning to read this all fall, as it kept showing up on great books lists. I wasn’t disappointed. But I’m learning to NOT read other Goodreads reviews! It sort of hurts my feelings if someone doesn’t like a book as much as I do. But what do they know – it’s being made into a movie. I’m not quite sure how they’ll do the marketing because it’d be hard to not do major spoilers.
I picked this one up at the city library. I hadn’t read many LGBT-theme books before (Hero by Perry Moore is the only one that comes to mind), but really enjoyed the writing. So much so that I read the entire book – 320 pages – in one day! I don’t think I’ve done that since John Grisham’s The Client in 1993 (I stayed up all night for that one, finishing at 5 a.m.). For this book, the Goodreads reviews are all positive – which tells me you have to take those with a grain of salt. I mean, I did like it too, but someone who isn’t going to like the subject isn’t ever going to pick up this book. Obviously, I do use more than Goodreads and Amazon to make purchasing choices for the school library, though!
I started reading this, and with all the other reading I’m doing, I’m not done with it yet. It’s a short book, but will definitely have it done by April for the annual conference of the Iowa Association of School Librarians, as Alan November will be the headline speaker.
I also finished Sycamore Row by Grisham, and am working on Voyage of the Damned and Tomatoland, the latter two which I’ve been working on for awhile.
I have no idea what I’ll read next, though! I’m trying to read all the fiction genres at both school libraries.
What are you reading?