It’s been a bit of a reading fest around here lately. I love it when you get a run on great books, you know the sort of stories that you never want to end?
A friend of mine bought Eleanor and Park recently and read it really quickly. She was all excited to share it and begged me to read it straight away so she could have someone to talk to about it. I know that feeling so of course I read it.
And loved it!
It’s a love story but not the mushy, sappy kind. It’s funny and real and so typical of teenage friendship and love. The main characters are 16 year old school kids and it’s set in the 80’s. There are cool music, TV show and movie references smattered all over the place and I felt that comforting sense of nostalgia all the way through. My teenage vintage.
Eleanor and Park is now on my favourites list. Have you read it? If not, you so should. When Lew’s a bit older I’d love him to read it too.
My next read was Eyrie by Time Winton. This was our book club book and I was excited from the beginning because this would be my first Tim Winton book. Yep, I had never read a single Tim Winton story! I’ve been missing out. Big time. Loved Eyrie, so much so that I couldn’t not have another Tim Winton story to read so I went straight to the library and found Dirt Music.
Love, love, loved it too.
At the moment I’m reading Breath, also by Tim Winton. I’m not as in love with it as the other two but it’s growing on me as the story moves forward. Next Tim Winton stop will be Cloud Street. I’m hoping.
Lew and I just read Running Man together. We both enjoyed it – Lew probably more than me. It’s not an action driven book that’s for sure but the characters were interesting and intriguing and the main character who just so happens to be a 14 year old boy who loves to draw was right down Lew’s alley, obviously.
Right now we are reading Are You Seeing Me? I loved Darren Groth’s first book, Kindling, and so I was stoked to see he’d put out a new one, which also has a main character with autism. I love being able to share these kind of books with Lew. They always lead to great talks and I feel so privileged that he’s still happy to share books with me. I need to enjoy it while it lasts, that’s for sure.
So, tell me, what are you reading right now? Any good books I can add to my to read list? Oh, and also, are you a Tim Winton fan? Yes? No? If yes, what’s your favourite Tim Winton book? If not, why don’t you like him as an author?
So many questions. So much sticky beaking into your lives. Hehehe.