I’m going to start reading an e-book of A Thousand Questions which is set in Karachi, Pakistan. It sounds wonderful and is due for release on 12th November.
I’ve had a very relaxing reading week on half term so far, and hope to get a few more read before I go back to work.
I’ve been listening to the audiobook of Moonchild Voyage of the Lost of Found and, although I’m enjoying it, I’m finding it harder than I thought to immerse myself in the story. Morning update: I swapped to the paperback and enjoyed the story so much more and finished it this morning. I really liked the magical feel to this story and the message around showing feelings, and would definitely pick up the next one.
I also read The Orphans of St Halibut’s which is a fast-paced and humorous story about a group of orphans (and a brilliant goat) who have to try to save themselves from being sent to the terrible Mending House after the owner of their orphanage dies – all sorts of madcap fun ensues, but there is also some wonderful messages of friendship and teamwork.
I also read Malice in Underland which is a great read for spooky season with its disappearing Grandad ghosts (more to follow!).
I then changed track completely and devoured the incredible Boy, Everywhere which is a powerful story of one family’s journey as refugees from Damascus to Manchester. It is a hard-hitting and heart-breaking, but ultimately hopeful, read which is a brilliant addition to an Upper Key Stage 2 library.
I also read a story that has been on my TBR for ages, Picklewitch and Jack which is a light-hearted, fun read that I adored. Picklewitch is one of my new favourite characters. She has a heart of gold, but is also mischievous and has some great word choices!
Finally, I read my first Christmas book, Tinsel which is an absolute joy of a story. I’m planning to read this to my class as our next class read. Review to follow shortly.
It’s still half-term, so I’m aiming to get a few books read before Monday! I’m hoping to read Theodora Hendrix and the Monstrous League of Monsters and The Accidental Wizard before work takes over again!
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?