6, 7, 8. – I read the prequels to the Wool books by Hugh Howey. These were the Silo/Shift books. I read these during my two days on the couch following my box jump injury. They were really great, and he had better hurry up and write the next one.
9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – I have been taking the two little ones to play at B&N while Bud has art class. This book was advertised everywhere there, so I figured I would give it a go. It was entertaining, and I read it in a naptime and evening. This was like a Romeo and Juliette for modern day, angst-filled, though highly literary teens (minus the dueling families). I give it three out of five stars.
10. Insurgent by Victoria Roth – this was the second book after reading Divergent. It was really entertaining, but it had been too long since reading the first book so I had a hard time remembering character’s names and back stories for a bit.
I guess I am in a teen-dystopia book rut. Anyone have any recommendations for me?
The kids and I just started listening to audio books in the car. I was shocked at how many books we listened to just running errands and driving around our small, no traffic city. I’m counting these this year. I loved listening to them, and it has made for nice peaceful car rides, fun discussions, and new vocabulary words.
11. Mary Poppins
12. Winnie the Pooh and the House on Pooh Corner
13. Anne of Green Gables (I loved introducing them to this one. I didn’t think they would get so into it, but the big kids both loved it.)