Recommended Reading from the Rooster’s Summer Reading Challenge

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

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The 2016 Tournament of Books…

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.