Books I've Read This Week
Historical Fiction -- Set in post American Revolution Martha's Vineyard. Many of the people in Mary's village are deaf and when a researcher comes to study the community he is met with suspicion. When confronting the researcher on his way out of town he kidnaps Mary for his live specimen. A fast paced novel with a bit of mystery and a fast rising conclusion.
Magical Realism -- This graphic novel finds Snapdragon (Snap) discovering new things about the world around her. The author/illustrator deftly deals with LGBTQ+ themes. I never quite knew where this story would go next, and that kept the pages turning.
Realistic Fiction -- This series starter finds Jasmine Greene rescuing a runty piglet from a neighboring farm. Reminiscent of Charlotte's Web, but more centrally focused on the Fern-like character. A nice start for a series to introduce to 2nd and 3rd grade readers.
What I'm Reading Now
Cleo lives in the year 2096 in a world that has quarantined itself to apartments that no one can enter or leave. The effects of the pandemic that ravaged the world are a bit unsettling in current times, but I will keep reading.
What I Will Read