Whatcha Reading?

I haven’t shared any book reviews here on Momof6 in a while… but there are a few books that I’ve read in 2013 that I thought were great…

Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck

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I can’t even tell you how much I loved this book- truly the best book that I have read in a long time. It’s the story of Mariella Bennet, living in Key West during the time of the Depression. She accepts a job working as a maid in Earnest Hemingway’s household and falls in love with a WWI veteran who is working to build the Overseas Highway. It is a beautiful story of a girl torn between two passions, unfolding in a fascinating historical time period.

The Mango Season by Amulya Malladi

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A friend of mine recommended this book, because she and I both love to read stories set in India- and learn about the traditions and the cultural differences of women who were raised in this country.

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

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Sometimes I am surprised by how much I enjoy that books that the boys pick for the mother-son book club that Spencer and I belong to. Both this book and the one below were recent picks by this group that I really loved. Chomp follows the story of a boy named Wahoo, whose father operates an animal rescue/training business in Miami- and their tales of getting involved with a TV-show production in the Everglades. A light and fun read.

Loser by Jerry Spinelli

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This is a book that I wanted t dislike for the name alone… as it refers to a nickname given to the main character, Zinkoff, by his classmates. But instead I found a story that absolutely captured by heart. This story will stay with me for a long time.

Here’s what will be in my book bag while on Spring Break with my kiddos….

The Affair by Colette Freedman

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This is our April book club pick for the #Gr8Books Twitter book club that I love. Each month the author joins us online to discuss her book- and we share our questions, our thoughts, and quite often whom we would cast in the roles to play the main characters if the book was ever turned into a film. It is a lot of fun, and anyone is welcome to join us! This month’s twitter party is on April 9th at 9pm EST (#Gr8Books).

The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee

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As I aspire to be an avid scrapbooker, further fueled by watching my kids enjoy their scrapbooks digitally now on their “idevices”, this book sounded sweet- about a group of women who gather regularly to scrap together and share what is going on in their lives.

Sticks & Stones by Emily Bazelon

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This book about bullying and rediscovering the power of empathy has been getting a great deal of press lately. And as my kids grow older, and more of them enter middle school and beyond, I want to have the right tolls in my knowledge repertoire of what to look for and how to guide conversations around bullying behavior.

Artemis Fowl by Eon Colfer

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This book, the first in a series about a 12-year old criminal mastermind is the April pick for the mother-son book club that I’ve joined with Spencer. Ah, 11-year old boys and their love of fantasy fiction….

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So what are you read right now? Do you have any book recommendations to share with the rest of us? I am always looking for a great book to read!

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  1. Amy says

    Divergent by:Veronica Roth book one Insurgent book two the third will come out in October and I can’t wait – if you liked the Hunger Games, you will love these books!

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