I’m still listening to Pride & Prejudice which I’m loving. It definitely makes me want to read some more classics that I loved in my teens. Maybe I’ll have a nostalgic boost with either Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre. I’m just about to start reading The Cooking Club Detectives. I’ve loved all of Ewa’s previous books, so I’m really looking forward to this.
By Ash, Oak and Thorn wasn’t on my immediate radar but I couldn’t resist picking it up at the weekend, and I absolutely loved it. It was the most delightful wander through, and celebration of nature and the environment, and the need to appreciate and look after it. Three tiny, ancient beings – Moss, Burnet and Cumulus have to leave their home in the ash tree when it is destroyed and travel to find others like them, taking them through the countryside and into the city. This is a book I’d love to use with a class as I think there’s wonderfully rich opportunities for discussion and creativity. I’ve also finished The Race which totally captured me from start to finish. I’ve posted my review for this one today. I’m also very excited to be attending the virtual book launch for this tomorrow evening. Finally, I read one of my most anticipated books of this year, Skyborn and, oh my days, did it live up to all my expectations. I loved having had knowledge of Eye of the North when reading it, but can totally see how it could be read as a standalone. The world-building is incredible and really drew me into the circus life and the sense of family within it. It really is a dazzling, action-packed read with enough danger, revelations and twists that I couldn’t put it down. I just need to gather my thoughts into a coherent review in the next few days.
I’m hoping to read When the Sky Falls and Voyage of the Sparrowhawk next.
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?