Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Week of 4/4

Just finished:

Keeper, Kathi Appelt
This story takes place on the Texas Gulf Coast. We just returned from a visit there (although we were further south), and that plus its presence in School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books inspired me to pick it up. I'm so glad I did. What a beautiful book.

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
Winner of this year's National Book Critics Circle Award. Contender in this year's Morning News Tournament of Books. (I won't tell you how it did; you'll have to click on the link to find out.) Egan is talented, and this book is a lot of fun.

Reading now:

The Dreamer
, Pam Muñoz Ryan
Another contender in the Battle of the Kids' Books. It's lovely so far. (I'm three chapters in.)

Dealing with Dragons, Patricia C. Wrede
My daughter and I are hosting this month's mother-daughter book club meeting. This is our pick.

Self-Nurture, Alice D. Domar
Reading and discussing this one with my sister.

On my nightstand:

The Outlander, Gil Adamson
I gave this one to my father-in-law and told him I'd read it, too, so that we could discuss it. He's finished. I'd better get going!

Model Home, Eric Puchner
Another Tournament of Books contender. Sounded intriguing, so I got it from the library.

The Keep, Jennifer Egan
I've had this on my shelf for awhile, and I've advanced it now to the nightstand after reading Goon Squad.

some of Gene Luen Yang’s work
A friend and I are going to be leading a teen book club at our library. American Born Chinese is our first pick.