Anne, at Modern Mrs. Darcy, hosts a wonderful monthly reading round up called Twitterature in which writers are asked to create short, Twitter-style reviews of their recent reads. It’s a fun and easy way to learn what people are loving and in some cases, leaving.
This was a strange reading month for me but one in which I remembered something important about my reading style. I can not read more than one book at a time without struggling to finish any one of them.
I did read one book for my library book club and one middle grade books this month but the rest of what I will list here includes books that I have started but not finished. Perhaps next month, I will have completed some of these titles and can return with a more full report.
So… here are a few of my recent reads.
A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addision. This was our library book club book so with some hesitation I finished. The topic was hard to read; sex trafficking of young girls. The author displayed so much knowledge of the subject that I found myself wishing he had written non-fiction as the story itself felt a bit contrived.
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. A middle grade read that felt a little too sad to recommend to my middle grade daughter. Willow, a 12 year old adoptee who struggles with fitting in must continue her journey alone as both of her parents are killed in a car accident. Sad stuff but very well written story.
Elevate the Everyday by Tracey Clark. I am loving this book that accompanies an on-line photography class that I am enjoying. The book includes photographic tips, inspiration and essays that are all equally motivating.
Five Days at Memorial by Sherry Fink. I have not finished this amazing report of life at Memorial Hospital in the days following Hurricane Katrina but I will. It is an incredibly well written and researched story that the world should hear. Some pretty wild decisions were made in this time of suffering.
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu. There is definitely an entire blog post to come about this middle grade read. I hope that big things happen with this book because so far, it is incredible. More to come.