Stacey Loscalzo

Jun 15

Quick Lit: June 2015

by Stacey

This is the first time ever that I will be listing only one completely read book for my Quick Lit post this month. It has been so incredibly busy in my world and apparently my reading is a great example of this. I have started and stopped quite a few books but my attention wavers so quickly that I move on before I have finished.

I began Stephen King’s 11/22/63, Mary Norris’ Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen and Heather Cock’s and Jessica Morgan’s The Royal We. These all seem to be good books that I will get back to as soon as I can focus.

But for now, my one book of the month is:


The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. Crossover is this year’s Newbery winer and I now know it is well deserved. Crossover is a free verse story of two basketball loving brothers. I am always amazed when an entire story is told in poetry. The depth of character development is really incredible. These are boys that I will remember for a long time.



  1. Dawn says:

    Thanks for the recommendation! I’m going to put that one on hold. I hope you enjoy 11/22/63; it’s one of my favorites!

  2. Sarah says:

    I have 11/22/63 waiting on me to read, but it’s SO long that I keep putting it off because I think “I can either read one really long novel or a ton of shorter ones.” The greedy number reader in me wants to read more!
    Maybe I’ll pick up the Stephen King novel after I reach my goal for the year! Haha

    • Stacey says:

      I agree Sarah! 11/22/63 actually seemed really great but I got totally intimidated by it’s length!

  3. Anne says:

    That is impressive.  I will have to keep an eye out for it.  Hope you have time for your other current picks soon!  Thanks for sharing!

  4. Moira says:

    Ah, we all have those months! Hopefully the summer settles down for you. 

  5. Allie says:

    Stacey, I just finished The Royal We (audio – road trip), and I loved it. SO much fun!

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