Tuesday, May 03, 2011


We went to Medicine Hat on the weekend (picking up and dropping off car parts) and had a nice mini vacation.  We stayed in a hotel, went water sliding, bought clothes for all of us, bought Sean's Father's Day present a little early, and had hours in the car to read.

So Friday I hit the library for some good lit, and came away after picking up two off the "Hot New Reads" stand.  Our public library has a system for getting the newest books into as many hands as possible - they offer them as seven day loans, as opposed to the usual three weeks.  Saturday I finished the first, and tonight I polished off the second.  Sigh. I hate finishing a good book.  Here they are, recommended by me:

I'd give this one 4 out of 5.  A scenario that seems unthinkable, and how it changes life for Jack and his mom.  Worth a read.

This one gets a 4 out of 5 as well, although I think I did like it better than Room.  I love learning history through fiction, and this was a great one for that. 


Thanks, Emma and Kathryn for coming along on our road trip this weekend - it was wonderful to spend so many good hours with you!

What have you read recently that you'd recommend?


Violet said...

We are reading The Help for our book club this month. Good to know you recommended it. :)

Carolyn Ward said...

Book clubs are great, hey? We're doing Brothers K right now and next is The Chosen. Brothers K is proving to be a little long for some...

MOM said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I now have both on request at the library.