On My Bookshelf

Here are a few books I'm reading or looking at this week:

Chains
by Laurie Halse Anderson
I have been trying to get an idea of what books are contenders for the Newbery and Caldecott Medals this year. The awards are to be announced on Monday, January 26. This one seems to be a front-runner for the Newbery, so I decided to read it ahead of time to see what I think. The book is compelling; the language is rich. The novel is steeped in history and the characterization is marvelous. My only concern so far is that I find it to be more of a young adult book due to its content and subject matter. If it is awarded the Newbery Medal, that would indicate it is a book for the 12 and under set. We will have to see!

A Promise for Spring
by Kim Vogel Sawyer
This author has a series of contemporary fiction books depicting a woman who returns to her Amish roots after many years. This book is a historical fiction novel set on a Kansas sheep ranch. It was a very nice, enjoyable read.

Other than these books, I am looking at all of my free magazines that I have found through MoneySavingMom here, here, here, here, and here, and Deal Seeking Mom. Check them out to see if any are still available! I've already received Kiwi and Traditional Home and am waiting for several more.

What's on your bookshelf this week?

Comments

Thank you for your kind words concerning A PROMISE FOR SPRING. Muchly appreciated. :o)
Carly said…
Thanks for stopping by! I really enjoyed your Sommerfeld Trilogy as well!

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