Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge. My new reading routine has settled into a rhythm, and it’s incredibly satisfying to be making steady progress through my “To Read” stacks. Here are some recent middlegrade titles.
The Vengekeep Prophecies is the first in a trilogy by Brian Farrey that features a family of thieves. Cunning and witty. I adored everything about it, but especially Jaxter. It’s tough to live up to the Grimjinx family’s reputation when you’re … well … clumsy.
Liar and Spy isn’t my usual genre, but I do dip into slice-of-life stories from time to time. A boy struggles to adjust to apartment life after his parents are forced to sell their house. Then a neighbor boy enrolls his help in spying on the mysterious Mr. X.
The Wanderer counts as another slice-of-life story, but with a journeying twist. A girl and her cousins spend their summer vacation crossing the Atlantic in a small sailing ship called the Wanderer. The story mixes narrative chapters with log entries.
Yesterday, I finished my fiftieth book, so for the second time this year, I had to boost my Reading Challenge goal. Now, I’m aiming for 75 books in 2017. What have you read lately?