Monday, April 13, 2015

have read, reading, will read

my cover art for a book I imagine entitled "Unlikely Grace" 

some good books I have read recently:

1.  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - Hauntingly beautiful and a sobering account of life during WWII, this book has stayed with me well after I read (or heard, rather, as I listened on the last sentence.  I want to read it again. 

2.  This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett - A collection of this award-winning author's articles serves as sort of an autobiography.  Pages turned quickly and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey.

3.  "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" (All the Wrong Questions) by Lemony Snickett - I read this one to the boys and wow- it did a number on the old vocabulary front.  My four-year-old can now tell you without hesitation what "bombinating" means.  I think I enjoyed this book a little bit more than the kids did, even, but then again, I adore Lemony Snickett and if I'm going to read to the kids, I cannot bear writing that's not up to snuff.  Lemony NAILS it.

4.  The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis - Anna Grace read this one and then asked me to read it because she knew I would love it and she was right.  Heartwarming and inspiring.

books I'm currently reading:

1. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan - hilarious and completely on point

2.  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - for the boys again, so far so great

some books I will read (they're on my shelf and waiting!):

1.  Bittersweet by Shauna Niequest

2.  Wearing God by Lauren F. Winner

I'd love to know what you're reading and what you recommend!

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