Monday, 28 May 2012

What are YOU reading? #117

What are you reading on Monday? is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Home Girl's Book Blog where you post books completed last week and plans for upcoming books. Jump over to her blog and see who else is participating.









Books I've read this week



Drina Dances in Italy by Jean Estoril
Children's, 9 years +
(Reluctant to see her Italian relatives Drina makes new friends, matures, and has the most wonderful opportunity arise through others' misfortune...)
10/10








Dear Dylan by Siobhan Curham
Young Adult
(A heart wrenching & heart warming read involving a brave girl who chases her dreams despite having a psycho in her life...)
9/10








Tangerine and Kiwi Visit the Apple Orchard by Laila Heloua and Nathalie Lapierre
Children's, Picture book
(A delightful informative read about how apples are grown and harvested, including a yummy sounding apple recipe!)
10/10








Deep Water by Jo Cotterill
Children's, 10 years +
(An appropriate Olympic themed book which sees Pearl in choppy water outside the synchronised swimming pool...)
10/10










Keir by Pippa Jay
Science-fiction/Romance
(I adored the blend of species and technology as the fiesty Quin sets about helping the stranger who has no idea how powerful and influential he is and will be!)
10/10









Pop by Catherine Bruton
Children's, 11 years +
(Determination and motivation take Elfie, her old friend and a very important new one to dizzying heights in a music reality TV show!)
9/10










Drina Dances Again by Jean Estoril
Children's, 9 years +
(The ever modest Drina gains some brilliant opportunities through misfortune and her ballet talent...)
10/10










The End of My World by Emma Jackson
Non-fiction
(A horrific tale about child trafficking in England of 'normal' good girls; tissues are needed...)
10/10 








The Big Adventure of the Smalls by Helen Stephens
Children's, Picture book
(I adored the colourful detailed illustrations and the humour at the end which had me laughing away!)
10/10






Re-read




Katie and the Cupcake Cure by Coco Simon
Children's, 7 years +
(Cupcakes help soothe over lost friendships and form new ones...)
10/10







Currently re-reading






Mia in the Mix by Coco Simon
Children's, 7 years +
(Life from Mia's point of view, which is rather different to Katie's...)
10/10






2 comments:

Book Monster said...

You have read so many books this week 0_____0 ^__^ I envy you.

Maura @ Monster of Books

Nayuleska said...

^o^ I'm slowly getting back up to speed :)