2019 Top Reads: Song for A Whale
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Song for A Whale, Lynne Kelly
I’ll start by saying this: I didn’t know when I started reading this book that I would spend an inordinate amount of time feeling incredibly anxious over the emotional wellbeing of a single whale, and yet there I was. There were even one or two people who got panicky texts from me about how I wasn’t going to be ok until I knew if the whale was ok. Sorry again about that. You know who you are.
Thursday Thought: Redeemable You
2019 Top Reads: Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
There are few authors who successfully write in multiple genres as well as Neil Gaiman. The man is an absolute master. Gaiman’s writing style is thoroughly unique to him and translates easily to whatever genre he’s exploring. His narrative retelling of Norse mythology is no exception.
Thursday Thought: Nowhere to Go But Forward
2019 Top Reads: The Line Tender
The Line Tender, Kate Allen
If you like sharks and deep narratives on how we handle grief and change in youth than this is the book for you! I found this book on one of my big library hauls. The cover alone is stunning and when I did my usual flip through the first few pages, I found that each chapter heading comes with beautiful, huge, shark artwork that, honestly, I couldn’t get enough of. What a gem.
Thursday Thought: Better Than Growing
2019 Top Reads: The Wizards of Once
The Wizards of Once series, Cressida Cowell
I would apologize for having Cressida Cowell on this list twice, but that would mean I’m sorry and I’m really just not. Not even a little. What can I say? Here’s an author who knows how to build an incredible children’s series.