What We're Reading

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

It's Christmas break and what better way to spend it than by reading? And by binge watching Dawson's Creek on Prime Video. Yes, so there's that too, and I have to admit, I am living my best life right now. I'm in the middle of a good psychological thriller that's moving fast, so Dawson and friends are on the back burner, but not for long!

What I'm Reading: Girls' Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
If you recall my list of 8 books I read recently, you'll remember that I read another book by these authors, The Good Widow. I enjoyed that one so much that I thought I'd give another of their books a try. This one was a slow start for me. I hard a hard time keeping the three characters straight. I kept confusing them and their husbands and mixing everyone up. But the further I read into the book, the easier it became. Three friends try to repair strained relations during a trip to Mexico when one of the friends mysteriously disappears. Once much of the early, descriptive reading was out of the way, this book moves quickly and is a page turner.

What Emma's Reading: The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
When 14-year-old Dita is taken prisoner along with her family, a Jewish leader asks her to guard 8 precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards. And so, she becomes the librarian of Auschwitz and shows courage in the face of darkness and death.

What Harper's Reading: Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Harper read this for her 7th grade language arts class. At first, she didn't like it. She found it hard to relate to the main character, Paul, who is adjusting to life after moving to Tangerine County, Florida. Since we've never moved, Harper couldn't understand is angst. But as she neared the last quarter of the book, she turned a corner and actually started to thoroughly enjoy the book.

What are you currently reading? Leave a comment if you have any recommendations for us!

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