Keep Reading May 2020
By far, my favorite book for May is Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. In fact, this is one of the best books I have read in a while. Edward is a twelve year old boy who is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills 189 people including his entire family. Edward goes to live with his aunt and uncle who have been trying to have their own child for years. Edward bonds with a girl his own age who lives next door. Together they work through Edward’s teen age years and dealing with the aftermath of the crash. You will cry but they are likely to be happy tears.
The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel is the third book in a series about Thomas Cromwell. If you have not read this series, start with the first book, Wolf Hall and enjoy your time in the fifteen hundreds in the court of Henry the eighth. This is a wonderful way to escape what is going on in the real world. There were a few years between each book so it would be nice to read them closer together.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern made me think of The book titled The Shadow Of The Wind. In fact that book is mentioned just about when I was thinking of it. This is a really strange book that will certainly take you to another world. Rather than try to explain it I will copy the description from NLS.
Graduate student Zachary discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks that contains stories of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, nameless acolytes, and a story about an incident from his own childhood. The book sets him on a course of adventure that leads to a hidden library.
The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian is extremely timely. I absolutely love all his books. His subject range in amazing. If you don’t read this try some of his other books.
This is a book about a virus and a lot of nasty people who are being tracked by someone who has no idea what they are tracking. You won’t be running out to get a pet rat very soon.