Thursday, June 25, 2015

What's On Your Reading List?

I've mentioned before (probably many times) that I have rather...varied reading tastes. Although I still read lots of romance novels (and write them, of course), my bookshelves and eReader and library checkouts are a mishmash of lots of different things. This week my choices have been all over the map:

The Short Bus: a Journey Beyond Normal by Jonathan Mooney is about Mooney (labeled learning disabled and dyslexic as a child, struggling in school and eventually graduating with honors from Brown University) as he takes a cross-country trip in a short bus (the short yellow school buses known for their transport of special education students). Along the way, he meets other people in similar circumstances in a quest to see how others deal with or have dealt with the labels (one being "not normal") that made his life miserable growing up.

40 Acres and No Mule by Janice Holt Giles is the true story (told in first person) of Janice's life just after World War II when she, a city girl, met a soldier raised in a Appalachia and moved with him to a part of the country where she had no running water (and for some time no electricity) and had to learn the hill country way of life. Told with great warmth, honesty and detail, I was fascinated by this book and couldn't put it down.

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase is a book I've read several times, but she's one of my favorite authors and this is hands down my favorite of her books. I believe that it won a RITA award (the most prestigious award given by Romance Writers of America).

The Lost Heir (Book 1 in The Gryphon Chronicles) by E.G.Foley is a historical fantasy aimed at children, but I'm enjoying it, too (as have many other adults). I just started it last night, but it's a page turner.

That's what I've been reading this week, but I'm always looking for the next book if anyone has other good (or simply interesting) books to recommend.

I hope you're enjoying your summer reading. Have a great day!


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