For some reason I feel like I'm forgetting a book from my February List- maybe it will come to me. I try to be good about putting down in GoodReads all the books I read and those I want to so I can remember what I've read and what I want to. I highly recommend it for any readers or those who like to create "to read" lists. Anywhoo-
In no particular order here is what I read:
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
I wrote about this one during the month because it was so spectacular. Again read it if you haven't and have your kids read it too!
A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White
Our book club book. It was O.K. I struggled with the authors writing style. I normally don't mind books that flashback and skip to different years (case in point- loved "The Time Traveler's Wife"). This book just felt somewhat disjointed to me and I struggled with the two main characters being pulled a part of each other. They were half-sisters, and I kept forgetting the "half" part and kept on thinking about the "sisters" part and couldn't think of being torn away from my own sister. Again-O.K., but don't think I'll be reading anything else by White.
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
My son and I had a mini-bookclub with this book. He read it for a reading program at school to meet the "award" genre he needed to fill. I then read it, because I never had, and we discussed as well as a "old mom" and "3rd grader" can :). I liked this book and was glad I read it.
Well that is all I can remember for February good month of reading with some fun young kids lit thrown in. Having a little slow start to March. Tried reading Emily Dickinson and just couldn't continue. All the poems I read had some symbolism or connection to death. Not what I'm needing right now. So moving on to other reads. Yep- I'm growing up- and putting on my big girl pants and choosing what to read, when to read, and when to stop.