During our little fall getaway, I was able to do a bit more reading.
First up was "Matched" by Ally Condie. This YA distopian novel follows in the footsteps of "The Giver" and "Fahrenheit 451": it is very much of the genre. Although not breathtakingly original, it was a good read with a protagonist worth rooting for.
Next, I flew through "Every Little Thing in the World" by Nina de Gramont. This realistic novel deals with tough issues like rebellion, teen pregnancy, and betrayal of self. I loved it, and I cheered at the ending: it's refreshing to read a book that takes a REAL approach to real issues.
Then, just to mix it up, I wandered into adult literature. Sonya Sones is one of my favorite authors of all time, and I've been waiting to get my hands on her adult novel-in-verse "The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus". It was well worth the wait! I loved Holly, the 50 year old narrator caught in the middle between her 18 year old daughter and her 80 year old mother. Sones has a clear, beautiful narrative voice, as always.
I have a stack of books that demand my attention for VOYA, but somewhere in between the assigned reading, I've got a few more waiting for me at the library.
What are you reading this week?