Mar 222019

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield


This novel was set in an English pub where life centered around storytelling and that is exactly how this story was written–as a verbal tale you are hearing in a dim, loud room with the river flowing nearby. Once you slow down from modern life and sync with the rhythm of the story, Setterfield draws you into the ebb and flow of this historic village life and the people who live there.

 Sadie by Courtney Summers

This book is showing up everywhere!  It is formatted like a podcast and reads like a play which caused some connection problems for me. It is dark and unrelenting with a good mystery and no firm resolution or feel-good ending.


The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade by Max Brallier

Super fun illustrations and story. Lots of monsters and zombies. This book is extremely fun but with thoughtful characters and great friendships. 


Elmore by Holly Hobbie

Elmore is a prickly porcupine who just wants to make some friends but it is hard to make friends when they have to dodge quills!  Life is tough sometimes. However, Elmore uses his sweet heart and great ingenuity to come up with a plan.  This is adorable!