I recently posted about the Summer Reading Challenge, a mini Tournament of Books. I discovered two great new reads via this challenge. Marlena by Julie Buntin is a coming-of-age story with such a genuine narrative voice and such well-delineated characters that it takes on all the appearance of truth. After her parents' divorce, Cat moves with her brother … Continue reading Recommended Reading from the Rooster’s Summer Reading Challenge
I follow the Morning News' Tournament of Books every year. It's always a fun competition, even when--like this year--I haven't read any of the books chosen. I usually add at least a couple of the selections to my always-growing TBR list based on the guest reviewer's comments throughout the tournament.
This month, I'm highly recommending the post-apocalyptic novel, Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel. Station Eleven does something that I hadn't thought was possible: it offers something new and exciting in the post-apocalyptic genre. I have read a lot of post-apocalyptic books, and I was getting burned out on them. It seemed like there was nothing … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Station Eleven