It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR pile.
Just one finished last week. The Basic Eight has been a bit slow going due to a busy week, and I am definitely trying to read between its lines.
Last Week’s Books:
I listened to the audiobook of Moira Fowley-Doyle’s The Accident Season and found it to be an intriguing, engrossing genre-buster of a book. Cara’s family calls every October “the accident season” because that’s the time that bumps, bruises, cuts, trips to the emergency room, and sometimes much, much worse plagues their clan. Cara’s mom insists that her children wear multiple layers, turns off the gas line to the stove, and covers all sharp edges with blankets and foam padding. Cara has grown used to this yearly ritual so what’s really bothering her this year is that a strange loner girl at school keeps showing up in all the pictures on her phone. All of them. When Cara; her sister, Alice; her best friend, Bea; and her not-stepbrother-anymore, Sam, decide to host a killer Halloween party at an abandoned house, things get more and more weird and intense. Sounds like a horror book, right? Well, not exactly. There are elements of magical realism, realistic fiction, romance, and a turn that was completely unexpected by me–all wrapped together by beautiful language and storytelling. It’s the kind of book that made me eat lunch in my office so I could keep listening. I recommend it highly for high school libraries, and although it is a genre-buster, this book counts towards my Horror Reading Challenge 2016.
Currently Reading/Listening To:
On Deck (still):