The Boston Girl
written by Anita Diamant
"'How did I get to be the woman I am today?' It started in that library, in the reading club. That's where I started to be my own person." This is a nice book about a grandmother's reflections on her life to her granddaughter. It brushes past historical events with tiny whispers instead of leaving the broad strokes we wanted. A cozy read, perfect for waiting rooms and airport terminals.
I'm My Own Dog
written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein
I'm My Own Dog is a must-read for dog-lovers, young and old. Not only are the illustrations extremely appealing, the story itself is heartwarming and laugh out loud funny. This picture book is perfect for younger readers because of the large font and the relatively low number of words per page. We highly recommend I'm My Own Dog to everyone who has ever owned-or been owned by-a dog. By the way, this picture book is a Magnolia Award nominee for 2016!
Saga: Volume I
written by Brian K. Vaughan
illustrated by Fiona Staples
Wow. The artwork is beautiful. The story is well-written. The dialogue is witty and snarky. The characters are interesting, full of quirks, and loveable. And the whole volume has a nice spattering of what-the-heck thrown in for those of us who are fans of random happenings. Yes, this is vague, but everyone really just needs to read it for themselves.
If that's not tantalizing enough, there's a lie detecting cat in the graphic novel. Now there's absolutely no reason not to read it.
These are the books stacked on our bedside table this week:
- And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell and illustrated by Henry Cole
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris