I have just started The Orphans of St Halibut’s which I think I’m going to enjoy. I have also just started listening to my next audiobook, Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found.
I’ve finished listening to The Subtle Knife which was just extraordinary. The ending has made me download The Amber Spyglass which I’m hoping to listen to as my next audiobook.
I also listened to The House of Clouds which was just wonderful. It is a short book, published by Barrington Stoke who are a dyslexia-friendly publisher. The story is beautifully crafted, heart-warming and poignant. It really struck a chord in these difficult times, and shows the importance of holding your family close and spending time with them.
I’ve also finished A Secret of Birds and Bones which has become my favourite book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. I will have more to say later in the week.
I had a lovely lazy early start to Sunday so read The Silver Arrow which I loved. Siblings Kate and Tom are in need of an adventure and, when their Uncle Herbert, gives Kate a train for her birthday, they find themselves on the most incredible adventure with some wonderful animal companions. If you liked The Train to Impossible Places, this one is probably for you. I really liked the environmental message within this one.
I also managed to finally read The Time Traveller and the Tiger which I enjoyed. The description of 1946 India is really evocative, and the environmental message a powerful one. I will post my review soon.
I’m definitely going to listen to The Amber Spyglass on audio next. I’m also going to read a physical copy of Malice in Underland which sounds perfect for a late-October spooky read! I’m hoping to get a few more books read as well as its half-term next week, but I haven’t decided which ones yet!
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?