Picking books to read on National Readathon Day. We can’t wait for you to read Mort(e) by Robert Repino and The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward.
I have made a decision to alter my New Year’s Reading Resolution slightly. I’m adding a collection of short stories to the current mix of one print book, and one audio book. I’ll only read a story or two in between print books. So I’ll still only be reading one print book at a time, but the story collection will be ongoing. Besides, Ann gave me permission!
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What to Readathon (06:59)
National Readathon Day is this Saturday, January 24 (there’s still time to donate to – or join – the Books on the Nightstand Team!). What will you be reading from 12-4 on Saturday? A short book or two? Will you start something you’ve been meaning to read? Or, will you make progress in whatever you’re currently reading? Here are some of our suggestions:
- On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
- Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
- Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball
- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
- Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
- The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett
and a long graphic novel:
- Habibi by Craig Thompson
Two Books We Can’t Wait For You to Read (21:53)
So… Mort(e) by Robert Repino… Yeah. This is a tough one to describe so I’ll just dive right in. Hyper-intelligent ants are waging a war against humanity, and have forced the evolution of household pets to use as soldiers.
Look, just trust me, okay? It’s fantastic.
Ann recommends the far less-unusual, but no less riveting novel The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward. This book follows the story of thirteen-year-old Carla, trying to travel illegally from Honduras to Texas, with her younger brother, and the story of Alice, a woman whose quest to adopt a child has just been thwarted.