It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

 

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey. A great meme to see what new books are out there. Stop by! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m reading and listening to some really great books right now. The weather has been behaving very nicely so I’ve been reading outside as much as possible. I read a great article in the New York Times about the self-publishing phenom Amanda Hocking and her $2 million, four book deal with St. Martin’s Press. Read the article HERE. Very inspirational.

Here’s what’s in my book pile:

  Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool – I’m listening to this on CD and the narrator is really good. It won the 2011 Newbery Award. It takes place in a small town in 1936. This book has a little bit of every part of the turmoil of that decade – racist, war, prohibition, depression. The story takes a young girl and her two friends on a journey through the past as the girl discovers more about the town’s history, her father, and a perplexing mystery.

 

 

 

  Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King – I’ve been wanting to read this latest book by A.S. King because I loved her first novel, Dust of 100 Dogs, so much. This Printz Award winner does not disappoint. Her story had me thoroughly entrenched from the onset with its heavy topics of absentee parents, death, and teen drama. King tells the story so well that you forget the time and meals just so you can find out what happens next.

 

 

 

Hope you have some great reads lined up this week! Happy reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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  1. Moon Over Manifest sounds good…enjoy your reading!

    Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  2. Moon Over Manifest sounds interesting.

    I have a copy of Please Ignore Vera Dietz. I just have to dig into it.

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