Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper At the end of last year, I asked my friends what I should put on my reading list for this year. My friend Evy came through with a bunch of suggestions and this is the first one from her list that I picked up. Draper wrote this YA novel from the perspective of an 11 year old girl with cerebral palsy. It's super insightful and pretty well done.
The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell I received a review copy of this book from the publisher and let me tell you, it is nearly impossible to put down. Cantrell knows how to weave various plots together, create problems for her characters to face, and keep her readers on their toes. This is not an easy read and may not be appropriate for young readers, but I gave it 5 stars without a second thought. Read my full review here.
Roots and Sky by Christie Purifoy You'll be hearing a lot about this nonfiction book this year. It's a memoir of HOME that is driven by the seasons. I read it all at once and I have plans to read it again as the seasons go by. Purifoy's perspective is one we can probably all relate to. I also reviewed a copy of this book.
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens With inspiration from his poem "The Snow Man", I opted to make this my poetry pick for the month of March. That said, I'm still working my way through this collection. I've skipped around a bit because of the way the book is arranged. If you're a poetry lover, you'll enjoy Stevens. If you're curious about how to get into poetry, check out my beginner's guide!
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson I'm always up for a classic! This particular novel is one that I have really been enjoying. I'm only part way through it, but I can already see why it has stood the test of time. If you made it through school without reading this in it's entirety, you should definitely give it a go!
What have you been reading?
Is there a particular classic that you read as an adult and want everyone to read?
What are your thoughts on poetry?