Books I finished last week:
Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeny
Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: A First Book of Manners by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Tim Bowers
The illustrations in this book were absolutely adorable. They make the story even more endearing than it already is.
I'll Save You Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Fresh Mexico and Mexican Made Easy by Marcela Valladolid
Not only are both of these books visually stunning, but they make you HUNGRY. A longer, more thorough review of both these books is coming soon.
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Wow! When you hear "dystopian retelling of The Scarlett Letter" I'm sure your first thought is "Well that's going to be a trainwreck of a book." But surprisingly, it was enthralling and held my attention much more than the original ever could.
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
I have never wanted to swear so much writing a book review in my life. But since I like to remain professional, I will refrain. In this book, Hamilton comes off as one of these snobbish people from NYC who thinks everyone else in America is uncivilized. She had the NERVE to call the people of Ann Arbor (a city in my home state and a mere 15 minutes from where I live) unsophisticated. Oh no. You don't mess with Michiganders. I'll show you how unsophisticated we can be: with a scathing review of this book (coming soon).
Currently (still) reading:
From What I Remember... by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Since I'm getting LASIK today, I have been advised to not read,watch TV, or use the computer for the next few days (well, at least 24 hours, maybe longer) *sad face* so I stocked up on audiobooks at the library:
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Dog On It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle
Oh, and I just got this from Harper Audio:
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
I was not a fan of Divergent (I think I'm probably the only person who wasn't) but I'm going to give the series another try with this new installment. I didn't like Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver series at first, but decided to give the second book a try and ended up loving it.