Adding to the 2009 fiction list:
1. Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Cary
2. Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Cary
3. The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory
4. Undone by Rachel Caine
5. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
And the new additions:
6. Wideacre by Philippa Gregory
7. The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
I wouldn’t recommend Wideacre to anyone, although I’ve enjoyed all the other books by Philippa Gregory that I’ve read. This was my guilt book that I mentioned a few weeks ago. I have this horrible habit of finishing terrible books. Why do I waste my own reading time like that??? The Tale of Desperaux, on the other hand, was a great little read. Ender kept looking over at it on my night stand and asking if it was for him. I told him we would read it together someday.
I’m in the middle of Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey and up next after that is probably The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory- the new historical about Mary Queen of Scots. On my nightstand in waiting? Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier, Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey and more Little House books.
In other reading news, Superman has been listening to some Agatha Christie in the truck while driving around for work. He’s not really a “mystery” kind of guy, but he’s taking a detective fiction class for an elective over the summer and what’s a detective fiction class without Agatha Christie?
Ender and Ezra have been listening to picture book after picture book the last few weeks as part of the summer reading program at our local library. For every 20 books they listen to they receive a free paperback from the library and they can each earn up to 5 paperbacks. When we go into the library I usually tell Ender he can pick 10 books (we check out 20 picture books at a time), and as we look through the shelves I guide his choices a bit, but for the most part let him pick what he likes. The last trip to the library resulted in a bag full of holiday themed books, so I’ve been getting a “Christmas in June” feel.
In non-fiction news, I’m still savoring A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg, and reading through stacks of education books.