We all have those books we should have read much earlier in our lives. My list is obscenely long. Embarrassingly long. And not just for a librarian, but for a human being. For example: anything by Mark Twain, Little Women (the movie, too), Call of the Wild, etc. etc. etc. Seriously. Way too long to type.
My husband and I were driving from my sister’s home in Huntsville, Alabama to Nashville, Tennessee a couple weeks ago, and we wrote out a list of some books I need to read. Stat. One of them is:
The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Yeah, I know. So I have it on audiobook and am currently halfway through. So far, it’s alright. Maybe I spaced out during a track, but I feel like Jess’ progression from complacent to interested in Leslie was pretty instantaneous. Then again, maybe that’s how young people work. I haven’t been one for a while, so…
Unsouled by Neal Shusterman – the third book is the Unwind Trilogy. Book one was great, and book 2 surprisingly kept the momentum going. I am honestly shocked that the third is as good as it is so far. Keep it coming, Shusterman!
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan is about a young oddball named Willow Chance. I totally adore her, which is something Sloan is really good at doing – making readers fall for her characters. I was recommended this book by my boss-lady, and I am really enjoying it so far.