Reading Lately – 4/11/23

Happy Tuesday! I am linking up with Shooting Stars to show you the books I read this month. Today is our last day of spring break and I’ve been reading as much as I can!

Before I get to the books, I did post last night. I shared a look at Outdoor School, the sleep away camp that’s part of our 6th grade curriculum. Check out the fun!

The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise by Colleen Oakley ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

I loved this one! This was a fun story about an elderly woman, Louise, who needs someone to stay in the house with her and a college dropout, Tanner, who needs a job. I loved their relationship and how they grew to understand each other. Then one news story leads them on a cross country adventure to put a decades old mystery to rest. It was a great book!!
Thank you to NetGalley for copy in exchange for an unbiased review.

The Authenticity Project by Claire Pooley ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

I gave this book to my mom, sister, mother-in-law, and sisters-in-law for Jolabokaflod. The story starts with a notebook left at a table with a journal entry form a lonely elderly man. That entry creates a community of neighbors that don’t really know anything about each other. It is makes for quite unbalanced relationships because the later readers/writers knows what people have written but those early writers/readers have no idea who’s read their story. I really liked how all of the stories came together in this book. I gasped at the ending!

Schooled by Ted Fox ☀️☀️☀️☀️

This book reminded me of the Class Mom series by Laurie Gelman. It was a funny look at being parents in elementary school. The twist in this story was two reunited high school rivals are now dads running against each other to be president of the parents’ association. It is funny and relatable, but if you only have room for one parent humor book go with Laurie’s.

The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club by Faith Hogan ☀️☀️☀️☀️

I am working through my NetGalley backlog and saw this book on my kindle. I loved it! It is the story of three women on the west coast of Ireland who come to rely on each other more than they every thought they would. Jo’s daughter Lucy comes back to the village for a few weeks to help Elizabeth. The three women quickly forge a friendship and bond that gives all three support in their darkest moments. I recommend it as a cozy, beachside read.

The Measure by Nikki Erlick (audio) ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started The Measure. The story starts when everyone in the world over the age of 22 receives a box on their doorstep. Inside the box is a string that tells how long your will live. It is a story told from multiple points of view that intertwine. This story made me think! I am not sure if I would open my box or what I would do as a short stringer or a long stringer. It was a great book would make for good conversations at a book club!

The Maryland Association of School Librarians announced the nominees for the Black-Eyed Susan award recently. I placed holds on them at our public library and I spent a good bit of time reading those books over break. There are picture books,

novels, and graphic novels. These take me a little longer to read.

I have 5 more picture books, 9 more novels, and 9 more graphic novels to read.

Currently Reading: The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch

Currently Reading: How to Win a Slime War by Mae Respicio

Currently Listening: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

You can always checkout what I’ve been reading on my Books 2023 page. If you scroll to the bottom of that Books 2023 page, I have all of my yearly reading pages linked.

What have you been reading? I have one more day of spring break to read as much as possible in the sunshine. The forecast says it will be close 76 and very sunny! Have a great day full of sunshine and books!

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5 thoughts on “Reading Lately – 4/11/23

  1. jgalvinwhite says:

    Oh! I’m adding some of these to my list. Thanks for sharing. I got to thinking that it will be time for summer reading soon! Im glad you have a day full of sunshine today.

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