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Happy Halloween! Today is my granddaughter, Charlotte’s 1st birthday. Happy birthday Charlie! My other two grandchildren, Olivia (3 1/2) and Lincoln (11 months), are in town for a long visit and we all had fun at the birthday party yesterday. This family time is amazing and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but it has really cut into my reading time! Oh well, there will always be more of that.
Last week’s read:
I really enjoyed Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. This nonfiction was so much more than I had expected. It was an education into a part of America I know nothing about. I will be reviewing this book sometime next month.
I’m about 25% of the way into Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente and am finding it fascinating on several different levels. The story centers on four high school juniors who are all survivors of a mass shooting at their school. Each is affected in different ways, and each must find a way to come to terms with the things they’ve witnessed and the people they’ve lost. The writing style in some of the chapters is very unique and I really like it!
Likely to read next:
With the sweet, sweet grandkids staying with me, most of my reading has been for them and these are a few of our current favorites. Who doesn’t like Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown? A true children’s classic. Not quite as classic is Pinkalicious Pink or Treat by Victoria Kann. I’m not always crazy about Pinkalicious, but Olivia loves her! Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won and Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith are two new favorites.
Have a great week of reading!
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Sarah's Book Shelves says
Glad you enjoyed Hillbilly Elegy! It was more than I expected too and I feel like that population is somewhat under-covered in the media, so it was nice to learn something new.
Nonfiction Nov is on if you haven’t heard and I’ll be co-hosting! Come join us once the grand-kiddos leave!
Susie | Novel Visits says
I saw that Nonfiction November is on, and will definitely be taking a look to see how it all works and to participate where I can!
Kathy Martin says
Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down sounds good. I’ll be watching for it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Tea Time with Marce says
My daughter used to love Pinkalicious but she is 9 now and grew out of them. Some I really enjoyed.
JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing says
Glad to hear you enjoyed Hillbilly Elegy! I’m at the top of the library hold list and hope to read for Nonfiction November. Enjoy the time with your grandchildren 🙂
Happy birthday to your granddaughter! How wonderful that her cousins were able to celebrate with her! I’ve had my eye on the Vance book–I may have to give it a try!
Jane @ Raincity Librarian says
Those picture books are all great choices!! Hooray for Hat is so sweet, it’s quickly become one of my new favourites. There’s a new one out by the same author, too – Hooray for Today! 🙂