So I did manage to make it to our library and pick out some books for the readathon that I have been interested in for a while, which is even more surprising considering I managed to find them with the boys in tow!
I absolutely loved the first book and have been wanting to pick this one up, so I hopeful that it will happen this week. This one leaves right where the first book left off, so I won’t say anything more than that. If you haven’t read the first one, use this week to read it!
This one is my pick for a book that takes place in a library. When Mackenzie is 11, her Da passed along the responsibility of being a “Keeper,” one who is in charge of returning Histories to the Archive. A History is a sort of ghost, but more like a copy of a dead person’s life. Librarians keep every History on a shelf in a complex and rigid order, but every once in a while one slips and escapes the orderly Archive into the chaos of the Narrows, a lightless series of corridors filled with doors. A Keeper’s role is to return the Histories to the Archive before they escape into the real world. I hear a lot about Victoria Schwab (V.E. Schwab), but I haven’t had the chance to read anything by her. It seems that her books are a mixed bag, but I have heard that that the ones people enjoyed the most turned out to be this series. We shall see!
This is my graphic novel selection, which is a coming of age story about a girl named Sadie who is not thrilled about the idea of starting a new school, so she fabricates a peanut allergy to generate sympathy and garner attention. As she makes friends and develops a relationship with a boy, it becomes harder and harder to keep up the lie. Now she is faced with the realization that instead of being best known as the girl with the allergy, she’ll be the liar and have to face all the ramifications of telling the truth.
Seventeen year old Che loves his ten year old sister, but he’s also certain that she is a psychopath. His family’s business takes them place to place, allowing his parents to brush off warning signs. Now, in New York City, this new location provides too opportunities for Rosa to play her increasingly disturbing and complex games. Although Che has always been her rock, the world may now need protection from Rosa.
The Borrowathon Readathon begins this Sunday, March 19 at midnight, so you do still have time to borrow some books and join me! Check out my previous post for all the details!
As mentioned previously, there are a few challenges and I’ve included which books I’ve chosen will suit each challenge should I end up completing any or all of them, which is very, very doubtful
- a book that you’d like to purchase – A Torch Against the Night
- a graphic novel – Peanut
- an author you’ve never read – Victoria Schwab, Justine Larbalestier, Ayun Halliday
- a book that’s been recommended – My Sister Rosa
- a book that’s cover is your favorite color – A Torch Against the Night
- a book that features a library – The Archived
Don’t forget that you can combine challenges using one book to meet more targets!