I felt out of practice reading daily this winter. I always have 1 or 2 books I can go back to I haven't finished, but I wasn't reading a book that I was into. Part of it has to do with sitting. I know have a had time sitting down and relaxing. Especially when I need to be sewing or am in the middle of a new craft spiral, like resin. I made an effort to grab a book instead of my phone for a few days, and was back on daily reading again in no time. Of course reading good books helps.
I always check out books from the library for the family. I really like doing this, I feel like a dj. I realize a librarian would be a better description, but whatever. Because I research science fiction for Pete and all sorts of YA for the girls, and then whatever sounds good to me, there's a big assortment around here at all times. These all just happen to be more of a YA mix.
Here's the most recent reads with extremely brief descriptions.*
A beautiful graphic novel that taught me the most I have ever learned about Vietnam in the 1970s.
Funny. Both girls liked it, as did I.
This is a stand-out of the year. I bought a copy for the house and Sadie and I discussed it at length. It's multi-generational and uses magical realism, which are two of my most favorite things.
A disturbing book—more in the mood it creates than what actually happens. I can tell there are parts that are supposed to be funny, that were not funny to me, only because I was so worried about what was going to happen to this family.
*As with most YA, these books deal with heavy stuff. Some are very heavy and have parts that are hard to read. 14 and older is what I would say, but even then, you might want to do research first.