- Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers is a foray into narrative nonfiction by popular novelist Adriana Trigiani.
- Falling Home, a novel by Karen White
- Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
In addition to that, I have a couple of audiobooks going, a wonderful rendition of author Pat Conroy's years teaching on a poor remote island in Carolina (South? North?), The Water Is Wide: A Memoir It is an excellent audio version -- one of my favorite listens of all time).
The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin, a Cybils Middle Grade nominee.
My goal is to finish up the above titles, as well as read The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder.
I also need to read at least 20 more of the titles on the Cybils nominee list (I'd like to tackle more like 30, and since I can often easily read one in a day, this is possible). I've been reading a lot, but I go so quickly through some of the these short middle grade novels, that it doesn't feel like I've been reading a lot. I will be working up some reviews, and of the 19 books I've read (some I had read previously), 90% have been really delightful and enjoyable.
Take a look at the nominee list. I've no doubt that the shortlist which we are charged to come up with by December 31 will be phenomenal, but even the nominees have something for everyone.
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