Here's what I read this month. But I wanted to try a new thing with these recap posts. I want to try blurbing them .... or in other words..... writing a very small description or reaction to them. Here goes.
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson: A shy-ish girl is sent on an adventure of a lifetime thanks to her dead aunt
The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner: Nerdy, but lovable, Tick gets some letters full of riddles and learns there's more to the world than he thought
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards: A family deals with a split second life-changing decision
Jinx by Meg Cabot: Jean comes to NY to live with her cousins and gets more than she bargained for
Dairy of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney: Our friend Gregory deals with more junior high mishaps, but especially, his not-so-nice older brother
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer: How one family deals with the chaos of a major world disaster
Magic Lessons by Justine Larbalestier: Our heroine, Reason, learns more about her magical family in this 2nd book of a trilogy
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott: An excellent pep talk for writers!
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold: After Susie dies, she watches how her family deals with their grief
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: Life gets pretty "other worldly" when Gemma gets sent to boarding school in England
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert: A moving story about life in the infamous leper colony of Hawaii
Favorites: Moloka'i, The Lovely Bones and 13 Little Blue Envelopes
(Okay, so that blurbing thing may take some practice!)
War and Peace update: Now on page 337. Moving right along! ..... NOT :)