Sunday, October 15, 2017

Just Thinking About - Book Talk

I have not posted in forever and for that, I apologize. I've been sick with multiple things, but I'm feeling better! All that's left is a S L O W L Y shrinking stye on my eye and occasionally achy new crown on my tooth. I have been reading and thinking of some older books that I have loved and missed and thought that it would be fun just to mention a few.

Currently, I am reading Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. I'm about a quarter way into it and it's not too bad. It's set in 1943 during WWII in Pennsylvania and a new girl has just moved to town. She is really mean and she is just beginning to threaten Annabelle (our heroine) and Annabelle's younger brothers. The girl is kinda scary. Wolf Hollow is a Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Nominee for grades 6-9.

Don't You Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn. I got this as an Advanced Copy and it is one of my favorites! Just an insanely great book that I don't think has much of a following. It is very dystopian and takes a massive twist in the end that will just leave you speechless. If you like dystopian novels and very twisted and strange plots, then this is your book!

The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano. I won an autographed copy of this book by entering a picture of a neighborhood tree. Now every time I pass that tree (which is every time I drive home from somewhere) I think of the book! Ha! Great publicity!! The Suffering Tree was an awesome book, but I'm a little bias since Elle Cosimano is one of my favorite writers. She has also written Nearly Gone and Nearly Found which are just amazing books and Holding Smoke which I have not read yet...but will!!!

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. This was a very odd book and very...I'm not sure how to describe it...well, it was that a word? It was like a young girl telling her story about her fall from grace. Bittersweet mixed with vengeful, I guess. I really liked it!! I'm hoping there will be a part 2!!

Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford. This is book #2 of the beautifully covered Greenglass House about a smugglers inn. This is a fascinating and very well-told story. I've met Kate Milford a couple times and she is a local here where I live. She is an amazing storyteller and it was so fun just to sit and listen to her. Greenglass House was a great story with a totally unexpected twist in the middle which totally made the whole book. I can't wait to pick up a copy of the sequel - Ghosts of Greenglass House - to read what happens next!!

Well, there are few little tidbits for ya! I think of books I've read a lot as I go through my day. The best books stay with you forever! Thank you to the authors who write them!!