While my intention may be to update my progress on Reading Challenges each week, I will definitely need your help to remember! Here are my updates for Week Three of January.
Recently I reviewed an advanced reader copy (ARC) of Sleep Robin Hood, by M.C. Frank.
The author, MC Frank, just offered me this information to give to you for the official book release on January 20th.
Orkney:: Romance, Magic and Murder on the Scottish Isles by Yaakov C Lui-Hyden pulls you in and won’t really release its talons until long after you have finished reading. This book is abrasive and filled with adult language and themes, but so very enjoyable.
o be fair, I feel a little like I cheated with my two completed books of the year as they are far shorter and simpler than my normal reading. But, I justify it by the fact that I not only read them, but I am also guiding students reading through them, so there is an awful lot of analysis of character, inference, predictions, etc.
Perception and Deception by Andre Hintz immediately drew me in with strong character development and a strong storyline. There were little bits along that way that added bright spots of enjoyment, like the mention of Vermont (where I live and not a common setting) that aren’t imperative to the story, but little extra treats.
I really enjoyed reading Make It Right by Willie Mae Jackson. The hook was excellent, and I was quickly building … More
I was given this ARC (advanced reader copy) of Sleep Robin Hood (Outlaws Book Three) by MC Frank in exchange … More
…some books just stay with you for a long time after you close the cover. These and other books I’ve read recently can be found here.
I really like how the author lays out different examples to show how we may react with different levels of emotional intelligence and various skills. Readers can either identify themselves in these quick examples, or think about others in these scenarios. The imagery of these examples is vivid allowing the reader to instantly picture the scene, but short and not drawn out or scolding.
I just read Magic Exists by Kim Booth. I was lucky enough to actually have time to just sit and read this book in one day, but it has a strong storyline and could have been read in bits and pieces in stolen moments of time over a longer course of time. I absolutely recommend this book to a wide YA audience!