Every Monday, the awesome duo at Teach Mentor Texts hosts their What Are You Reading? meme so that anyone who loves children's literature can share the titles they've recently enjoyed as well as their reading plans for the week! Thanks, Jen and Kellee!
Be sure to head over to the Teach Mentor Texts blog to find out what everyone else is reading!
Aside from longing for a sequel, I found The Diviners to be divine. Part historical fiction, part murder mystery, part love story, part supernatural thriller, it has something for everyone. I love that Bray's characters, although they live in the Roaring 20s and possess mystical powers, are so real. I couldn't help but fall in love with Evie and wish, just a little, that I had a friend like her. Evie is witty, intelligent, and vulnerable, and she feels like someone I'd like to get to know.
The Diviners also sent chills down my spine and kept me guessing about its outcome until the very end. If Evie is one of the most lovable characters I've encountered, Naughty John is one of the most hideously terrifying! I never guessed that a string of murders in 1920s New York would unravel in the way it does. It's a great read!
My plans for next week are to finish the novel I'm currently working on, The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, and to get back in the habit of reading picture books!
Have a great week of reading, everyone!