Book Post

So long overdue! I can’t remember the last books I blogged about and am way too lazy to go back and check my blog posts. But I did recently finish a few good books. And I have 2 that I’m on waitlist for at the library.

I’m so behind, you’ve all probably read this book, but I had to take a few years off from Khaled Hosseini after reading The Kite Runner. I can assure you Thousand Splendid Suns was not as heart wrenching and emotionally damaging to me as The Kite Runner was. That book, took me weeks to recover from. I would sit at the dinner table and just start sobbing thinking about it. This one was excellent, but focuses more on women of Afghanistan. Highly recommend.

I also am way behind on this series, but it was great. I only read the first one. No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, such an easy read, and for me, who is not a huge mystery reader, I really enjoyed it. I just checked out of the library the second one in the series. It takes place in Botswana and is really a lovely book.

Gunnar is almost finished with all 16 books of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole set. He started them as the school year was winding down and then once summer started he went through a book every few days. I think he has one left now. I would recommend them probably for 4-6 graders. I think they would scare Sawyer a bit at his age.

Greta is enjoying her first set of Bob books right now. She’s about halfway through the set. Some days she likes them, some days she throws them at the wall. I get it. Sometimes I feel the same way. She usually only likes to do 2-3 pages at a time and then waits until the next day to read some more.

Sawyer discovered the Dinosaur Cove series when we were in Del Mar. It says that they are for 9-12 year olds, but he’s 6 and reads them fine, although he’s an insanely good reader, I would say 1-2 graders would love them. I really can’t see Gunnar’s age reading them unless they’re big dinosaur fans. They’re a good transition from easy chapter books onto a little harder ones, but before normal kid novels.

I couldn’t tell you what Aaron is reading at the moment, but it’s on his iPad, and I can assure you, it’s most likely boring. It either has to do with space, math, or the invention of something useless.

Let me know of any must reads you’d recommend. I’m on waitlist for The Help and am waiting for Mockingjay to be delivered from The Hunger Games series, but other than that, I have nothing on my list.

Happy Reading!

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3 thoughts on “Book Post

  1. Hi Niece of mine and Grand ones as well – (Hi to you too Aaron) 🙂 I’m at work (on a break!) but had to put in my two cents worth about the #1 Ladies Detective Agency. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series!!!!! I can’t believe that a WHITE, Scotsman is writing with such feeling about a black “traditionally-built” Botswana woman. The humor is very subtle but so many times I have laughed out loud at some of Precious’ thoughts and actions. So funny. I like mysteries, but these are not your usual who-dunits. You will really enjoy the series. Alexander McCall Smith writes several other series that I really like too. They are based in Scotland; 44 Scotland series is another favorite. There is another one about some kind of german philosipher, only 2 or 3 books, very short, but VERY funny. Easy reads. Well, didn’t mean to chatter on, but can’t say enough about these books. Happy rest of summer! Love, Tracie

  2. Actually, it’s none of those… I’m reading The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and also The Count of Monti Christo. But yes, they are both on the Ipad…

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