Because I’m not reviewing very much right now, I thought I’d do another post highlighting what I’m reading this week.
Last week I finished Depravity by M.J. Haag and shared my review on Friday. I enjoyed the book (despite some niggles) and went right on to book two in the series titled Deceit. I DNFed the second book about half way through and won’t be finishing the trilogy. It became too weird for me. I normally don’t DNF books, but I just couldn’t handle this one. I liked that the characters were developing more and the beast was more understood, but the details were too much for me. I’m not going to tear the book apart though, and I didn’t rate it because I didn’t totally finish it.
I’ve decided to finally read Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which is now a movie releasing on Friday. I bought the book from Barnes and Noble and will be starting it today.
I’m reading a handful of books with my kids right now. The school year is in full swing and they have scads of exciting titles coming up. Here’s what we’re reading now…
The Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fosdick Jones
This is a curriculum pick that my children are reading for their study of ancient Egypt. Were enjoying it so far. I also found the audio on Audible which were using along with the physical book. The story centers around a boy named Kaffe along with his family. It demonstrates what it was like to live in ancient Egypt with some of their customs and also highlights some of their struggles. Ten-year-old Kaffe has many adventures and there’s even a mystery here.
Hachiko Waits by Lesléa Newman
If you’ve seen the movie Hachi with Richard Gere, you know the story of Hachiko: a dog from Japan who became extremely loyal to his owner, Professor Hidesaburo Ueno. We’re not super far and I already love this story. It’s a fictional story because other characters were added in, but this is based on the true story.
Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke
I picked this up the moment I saw it at our library. It’s the story Pan’s Labyrinth written by Cornelia Funke and Guillermo del Toro. This is based on the movie by Guillermo del Toro which we loved. The illustrations are captivating and I love the layout. I thought I’d possibly share this one for my retelling challenge, but I’m not sure it qualifies being that it’s based on the movie.
The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
Yes…we’re still reading this one. It’s slow going because we started it at the beginning of August when school started and we just need to get back to it. Only two books left to go before we finish this series.
That’s it for now. What are you guys reading this week?
❤ Mischenko 📚