Happy New Year!! My first post of the new year is to wrap up the old year. 11 books sounds more impressive than it is when you realize that most of these books were not written for adults.
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
An exciting adventure told by those who were actually there. What could be better?
Black and White by Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittridge
I like stories about superheroes. This one is pretty good, with a blurring of the line between good and evil.
The History of Food by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat
This is a long book that took me all year to read. There is a lot of interesting information that could lead to an overload if you try to read too much at a time. Or at least I found it that way.
Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor by Chuck Black
See my review here.
Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee
A graphic novel about Robin Hood. I like both so I liked this.
Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
A cute, funny story with lots of illustrations that give it a graphic novel feel. A lot of fun to read.
Sons of Liberty by Alexander Lagos
This was interesting but I think the next one might be better because this has mostly back story and set up with just a hint of what is coming.
Tarzan and the City of Gold by Edgar Rice Burroughs
I like Tarzan books so I liked this but they all have a similar feel so if you don’t like one you won’t like the others and vice versa. I don’t think they are for everyone.
Rebecca the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fairy by Daisy Meadows
My niece gave me this for Christmas. It isn’t something I would pick for myself. Maybe I would have liked it more if I had read the others. But I don’t think so.
Boots and Pieces by Emily Ecton
Okay but not great. If you have a kid who likes stories about monsters they might like this.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
I heard so many good things about this book that I had to read it. I kind of went in blind, not really knowing what it was about. For once I think the book lived up to the hype.