I decided last year that I spend way too much time online, generally being enraged by Facebook, so in 2018 I’m turning off the computer and picking up my books. (Yes, I know, I’m working on this site right now instead of reading, but I have been good so far!) I’ll keep track of the books I finish here, and hopefully by December 31st the list will be better than it was in 2017.
March brings Dr. Seuss’s birthday, World Book Day, and National Grammar Day. Maybe in honor of World Book Day, I’ll pick up a few titles by authors from countries other than the U.S. for a change!
13.) Silent Victim, by Caroline Mitchell. This was another Kindle First. I felt like it needed another round of editing, but the story was intriguing enough and it kept me interested until the end.
14.) Digging In: A Novel, by Loretta Nyhan. Another Kindle First title. I liked this one! I liked the main character, I liked her humanity and her spunk. Winner.
15.) The Hazel Wood: A Novel, by Melissa Albert. I’ll probably finish this one tonight, but I’m listing it now because I’m really enjoying it. A teenager, pursued for years by shadowy bad luck, begins to find the connection to her fairy-tale author grandmother when her mom disappears. Creepy and strange. I think it’s technically for teens, but I’ve always had a weakness for a good YA novel.
16.) The List, by Patricia Forde. Another YA selection that I found at the local library. I thought this was a clever concept, and well executed. I’m kind of hoping for a sequel!
17.) Things Not Seen, by Andrew Clements. My daughter LOVES Andrew Clements. She talked about Frindle endlessly, and insisted I read it aloud with her (even though she’d finished it at school already). Things Not Seen was great, I really enjoyed it, but I think she’ll like it more in another year or so (she’s 10 now).
Comments are open if you’d like to add your input and suggestions. More to come!