What I Read: four amazing books and one quite good one
Scary Stories for Young Foxes lives up to its name.
The Bone Houses is as beautifully creepy as its cover.
Pet was a terrific dystopia to end 2019 with.
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood was my heartbreaking and gorgeous first read of 2020.
Sorcery of Thorns is a solid fantasy.
What I'm Reading/What's Next
I'm on a CYBILS binge, as the round 2 finalists have been released for my category, which is speculative fiction. I noticed it seems to be heavy on fantasy, as opposed to science fiction, this year.
I'm also feeling smug, as a few of my nominees made it through: Crush in the MG graphic novel category, Kiss Number 8 in the YA graphic novel group, and Heroine in YA fiction. Plus, of course, then ones I WOULD HAVE NOMINATED if someone hadn't beat me to it, including one of the above that I won't name at the moment.
1. My sister's kittens are getting bigger.
2. My husband and I finished our LOTR re-watch, our first since right after the DVDs came out. It was glorious. I didn't realize how limited Legolas's role actually is. We also saw Little Women with his brother and sister-in-law.
3. We celebrated New Years with Russian and Baltic candy and treats from the Eastern European Deli, which my kid has decided is our tradition, and with board games. My husband and I are still playing a lot of Catan during winter break, and the kid still loved Exploding Kittens, and this year she picked up Code Names as well. Good times.
I hope you have a great week!