Last week I finished:
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Not feelin' the Newbery love on this one. I enjoyed listening to Gantos read the audiobook, but the story itself underwhelmed me. My favorite part happened early in the story, which was when we first meet Miss Volker, but other than that scene, I wasn't finding myself terribly invested in the characters or plot.
Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol
Currently (still) listening:
I just started The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
I'm still listening to Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson and I absolutely love this book. Samuelsson's family history is fascinating and his passion for food mimics my own, though he is obviously much more disciplined than me. :) I especially love that I recently came to the part of the book where he totally calls out Gordon Ramsay for being the jerk he appears to be on TV (and pretty much calls him a racist too). I wasn't expecting that. Though DO expect a glowing review of this one when I'm finished.
What I reviewed last week:
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris