There are so many books on my list right now, I tend to get distracted while reading one, because I’m thinking about the next one I need to get to on my list! I’ve also got the boys’ latest reads on this list, with some titles that just came out last week!
First up is Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach.
A carefully curated travel novel, this is a fast and fun read that explores the ups and downs of traveling solo, while also providing incredibly descriptive imagery of different Europe locations. I thoroughly enjoyed traveling along with the writer!
Second is Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie.
I have to say this wasn’t one of my favorite Agatha Christie reads. It was good, but I saw the twist early, and there were parts of it that were a bit slow, and the description of the victim as dumb, idiotic, etc. was a little much.
Third, is a Bite Sized History of France by Stephane Henaut & Jeni Mitchell.
This is a slower read because there is A LOT of history embedded within the book. I really enjoyed how the authors wove modern foods with historical knowledge to create a better understanding of the France’s food obsession.
Finally, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.
This book explores culture, adoption, and the connected ties of family. It was moving and at times heartbreaking, but overall an incredibly dynamic and intriguing story. This is a must read, friends.
And A read the brand new Stuart Gibbs’ Spy School book:
A thought it was a magnificent and satisfactory read that had a hint of mystery with twists and turns that kept the reader engaged until the end. And if you know A, yes, that was his exact wording.
While J read the new Boxcar Children book:
J said that he liked it and that’s his only opinion. And yup, that was his exact wording.