May Round-up

I read 3 books in May, all fiction. Two in print (I KNOW!) and one on my Kindle.

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson. I picked this book up at the library because I liked the cover… and it was good. Annie and Buster Fang’s parents are performance artists and their career really takes off when they start to use their children (designated Child A and Child B) in their performances. The story flashes back and forth between present day when Annie and Buster are trying to get their lives together and reports on the various artistic pieces of their childhood. It’s funny, but also sometimes raw. Much better than I would have expected from a random book chosen for its cover!

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart. This is the fourth book in the Mysterious Benedict Society series and it’s really a prequel – telling the story of the childhood of Nicholas Benedict (the adult patron of the Mysterious Benedict Society in the first three books). The whole series is truly enjoyable – both for grown-ups like me who enjoy a good kid’s book, and for it’s intended late elementary school/middle school audience. Recommended.

Mara and Dann: An Adventure by Doris Lessing.

May Round-up

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