Reading for FUN?

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  1. catnfiddle

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    I have been going bananas with books lately! The saddest thing is that I tend to read very quickly and finish an especially good novel in two days minimum. Normally I wouldn't be this nose-in-book during the school year, but my leisure activities are limited due to <gestures wildly at everything>.

    Here's what I've enjoyed and want to pass along:
    • Sin Eater by Megan Campisi
    • Middlegame by Seanan McGuire (also, her entire Wayward Children series for YA readers)
    • Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin
    • Circe by Madeline Miller
    • Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
    • Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
    That doesn't factor in the majority of the YA reading I've been doing in the interest of finding cool stuff for my students. What is everyone else reading?
     
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  3. TeacherNY

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    I'm going to start Song of Achilles for one of my Goodreads book clubs.
    My in person book club is reading Washington Black by Esi Edugyan but I haven't started it yet. We previously read The Guest List and My Sister the Serial Killer. I enjoyed both.
     
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    I adore Seanan McGuire. I follow her on Twitter, and I don't really even know how to use Twitter, lol. Have you read the stuff she has written under Mira Grant?
     
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    No shame but I’ve been reading the Halo novels. I switched gears recently because my friend Kent me a her copy of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory.
     
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    That sounds interesting!
     
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    It’s by Caitlin Doughty (pretty sure I butchered her name) but she’s a mortician in California. She has a YouTube channel “Ask a Mortician”. It’s interesting so far. First line is something to the effect of “a girl never forgets the first corpse she shaves”
     
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    I'll look for it. My great grandfather owned a funeral home in NYC so that kind of stuff always interests me.
     
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    I've been meaning to, if only because I think I've read most of her books at least twice. Couldn't get into the October Daye series, but that might be due to my love of Dresden Files, which is kind of similar.
     
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    For fun, I typically read the suspense/thriller or true crime genres. I just started The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda.
     
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    Two of my favorite authors have books coming out the same day, October 6. Tana French and Megan Whalen Turner.
    Planning to pre order both books, so I should get them delivered on the same day:)

    Tana French writes mystery/suspense/psychological thrillers, it's hard to really quantify her genre.
    Megan Whalen Turner writes fantasy that is technically YA but is so complex with plot layers, world building, and characterization that it will appeal to adults, too. This one is the final installment in her series, The Queen's Thief, one of my favorite series ever.
     
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    I think I have read some Tana French. I really like mystery/suspense.
     
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    I miss reading for fun! I've been swamped with work lately, but I'm hoping to finish "Eat, Pray, Love" this weekend. I also have to read "The Stranger" by Albert Camus for class.
     
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    I have pre-ordered Return of the Thief and am really looking forward to getting it next week!
     
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    Oct 23, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Just finished In Five Years and loved it. I needed kleenex.
     
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    Oct 23, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    To get into the Halloween spirit one of my book clubs is reading Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. I actually didn't even know it was part of a series. This is the 2nd book in a series of 3 or 4 so I definitely will look into the others.
     
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    Oct 23, 2020 at 5:12 PM

    Finished The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab a half hour ago. Shall ponder that one for some time.
     

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