By Laurie Boyle Compton
High school girl goes for the wrong guy, makes a stupid mistake, and suffers the social consequences. Not amazing, but okay. Plus, nice art.
By John Flanagan
Pure adventure! I know that there are a dozen books in this series. I can see the set-up of the "fellowship" that will be the support network of the protagonist.
The world is an interesting one; the book a coming of age medieval fantasy.
I am eager to continue the series.
By Mary Janice Davidson
A trilogy of novellas, all set in the same world. The first features a reluctant superhero, the second vampires and mermaids, the third werewolves. All of them, of course, feature the snark characteristic of this author. A fast, enjoyable read.
By Laurie R. King
An interesting take on the Holmes mythos. After his retirement, Holmes lives in rural England, tending his beehives. Along comes Mary Russell, a teenager wandering aimlessly around the moors. The two strike up an unlikely friendship and embark on a crime fighting partnership with occasional cameos from Watson and Ms. Hudson.
The mystery is dense and layered, the characters are believable.
By Truman Capote
In a small town, one evening, a family is brutally murdered. This book follows the crime, the killers, their pursuit and execution. It's an odd book. It was interesting, a little slow in places, and oddly literary in others.
A student recommended it to me, and I think that fact surprises me more than any other. What is it about this book that captures their attention? Maybe because it's a true story.
I have not read a book since my last post. I blame work. There's a book, a good book, interesting, and engaging. I'm about to dive into a unit teaching it to just over half of my students. So I'm rereading it. Well, trying to. I just... don't want to pick it up. I keep carrying it around in my bag.
I'm obviously a terrible teacher if I am not even reading the book I'm about to assign.