2013 Hub Reading Challenge check in #12

27 Apr

I finished 2 this week: The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna and Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo.

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The White Bicycle is told in the voice of an autistic girl, who at 19, is trying to become more independent. Love and Other Perishable Items is a funny love story.I felt both were just OK. They’d be good summer reads, but don’t go out of your way to get them.  Definitely get them from the library though. They aren’t great enough to add to your home library.

Here are some of my reflections, looking back at my 12 weeks of the HUB Challenge. At first I tried to vary which list I was pulling from, to keep things lively, as long as they were available at the library. I always max out my holds & some have been on hold for a long time. I just got Where’d You Go Bernadette & it’s been on hold almost since the Challenge began. I’m now devoting myself almost exclusively to the Alex & Morris winners.

I think my favorite is Code Name Verity. It totally falls into the kind of historical fiction I love. Aristotle & Dante is a close runner-up. We’ll see if I still feel the same by the end of the Challenge.

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