Monday, July 13, 2015

The Mapmaker's Children & Other Reading

I'm just stopping in to catch you up on my reading challenge for this year. I haven't got as much done as I'd like, but I'm getting there! 

The Mermaid Chair - I read this after The Secret Life of Bees, I loved it so much I was excited to read something else by the author. It wasn't as good as The Secret Life of Bees, but I would still recommend it. 

The Tricksters Choice/The Trickster's Queen - I love Fantasy books, and Tamora Pierce was always one of my favorite authors in middleschool/highschool. These were both great! They were very easy reads. . . since they're technically Young Adult books. 

The Mapmaker's Children* - I really enjoyed this book! It was the perfect mix of history and modern day. Sometimes I can't follow along very well when authors switch back and forth, but this book seemed effortless. Set in New Charleston, WV it follows an Underground Railroad mapmaker, and a modern day wife struggling with infertility whose lives coincide through a house that was part of the URR. Some of the story was based on truth, and she brought a lot of interest into it with her own imaginings. I will say it didn't end the way I wanted to, but it was still happy! I would definitely recommend this book to a friend.  

Bossypants - I got 2 free audiobook downloads a couple weeks back, and thought well I'll pick 2 for my Reading Challenge. I don't normally like talk radio, and so many of them were like 20 hours long! I was a little nervous about finding one I liked. This was read by the author Tina Fey, which I think really made the book for me! She is so hilarious, and hearing her read the jokes made it even better! Now I just need to figure out another audiobook! 

Chronicles of Avonlea - I've read this before, and it's just a small collected of short stories by L.M. Montgomery the author of Anne of Green Gables. 

Nobody's Cuter Than You - I loved this book, and cannot say enough great things about it! Go get it, I'll just leave it at that!

There are a few more I've read, but I'll probably review them later! 

*This book was received from Blogging for Books in exchange for a review
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