Monday, November 27, 2017

The RAHM Report for 11/27/17

What My Kids Are Reading

On Friday, I posted about our Thanksgiving read-alouds, Miss Muffet's love for Jack Prelutsky, and Little Bo Peep's new obsession with singable books. Read more here

What I Finished Reading

  • Cress Delahanty by Jessamyn West
    Last week, I characterized this book as a serious coming-of-age novel, but it didn't end up being as difficult to read as I expected. In the end, I gave it four stars, and I'll be posting a review soon.
  • Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern
    I love this author's writing style, and that her books make me laugh. I have to clear my to-read list a little bit before borrowing the next in the series, but I'm already looking forward to it. 
  • Gone Camping by Tamera Will Wissinger
    This was on my list of most anticipated 2017 books and I finally got around to reading it. It was every bit as good as the first book, Gone Fishing. 

What I'm Currently Reading

  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
    I am loving every second that I spend with this book. I'm glad there are three sequels because one book spent with James Herriot is definitely not going to be enough. 
  • Dangerous Curves Ahead by Sugar Jamison
    There is a lot of descriptive sex in this book - way more than in any other romance I have read - so that keeps pushing it to the bottom of my reading stack. But the writing overall is really good, and I am invested in the characters so I plan to finish the story. I may decide not to look for the sequels, though. 
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
    I barely touched this book this week, but I was enjoying it when I last put it down, and I'm hoping to seriously get into it in the next few days.
  • Death in the Stacks by Jenn McKinlay
    I haven't gotten very far in this one either, but that's partly because I want to make it last. This series always makes me nostalgic for my first library job. 
  • Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
    I was planning to put a hold on this when I discovered that no one had checked out my library's copy from Cloud Library. So I decided to snatch it up before the rest of the world discovered it was available. I just can't resist Debbie Macomber during the holiday season. 

Library Haul

I haven't borrowed physical books from the public library since the summer, but I jumped back in this week. Aside from a stack of picture books for the girls and Gone Camping, which I read right away, I also borrowed a bunch of middle grade and adult books for myself. 

  • The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
    I borrowed this for my Catholic book club. We're not meeting until January, but I figured it's better to get an early start, especially since there aren't that many library copies of this book out there. 
  • The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor
    I know nothing about this author, but I saw this book in a few places online and it sounded good, so I'm giving it a shot. 
  • I'll Have What She's Having : How Nora Ephron's Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy by Erin Carlson
    I saw a post about this book on Instagram and it caught my eye. I heard Nora Ephron speak when I was in college, and I love the three movies this book focuses on, so I think it will be an enjoyable read.
  • Revenge of the Happy Campers by Jennifer Ziegler
    I read the first two books of this series and recently stumbled upon this third one on Goodreads. I was looking for a quick, fun read, and I'm hoping this will be that.
  • Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
    I have been wanting to read this because of how much I enjoyed Wolf Hollow. It's not something I'd probably pick up otherwise, but I'm looking forward to it. 
  • All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
    I've been curious about this book, and I'm hoping it will be as good as Roller Girl.
  • A True Home by Kallie George, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
    I added this book to my holds list because I love this author's Magical Animal Adoption Agency books, and I have also been interested in seeing more artwork from Stephanie Graegin after enjoying her picture book, Little Fox in the Forest
I'll be linking up today with Unleashing Readers/Teach Mentor Texts and Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. Gone Fishing and Gone Camping are two books I have yet to read. A True Home is sweet. Great series for younger readers who love animals.

  2. I too still need to read Gone Fishing. The first one is delightful! You have so many books I noted. I love all the Herriot books. He is a wonderful storyteller!

  3. Nice assortment of books. I'll have to explore my public library one of these days but am still trying to read the books from my physical TBR first. Come see my week here. Have a great week!

  4. I read All's Faire this week. It was good, but I think Roller Girl is better. I think Beyond the Bright Sea is better than Wolf Hollow.

  5. I just won a copy of Death in the Stacks!! And I love Agatha and Debbie!! Great books!!

  6. You always have the most interesting books. I read All Creatures Great and Small when I was a teenager and PBS was running the show in reruns. I remember loving it. I've been thinking about rereading Murder on the Orient Express and trying to decide if I want to see the movie. You have a really nice assortment of MG books and I thought Gone Camping was as good as Gone Fishing, too.

  7. I just finished Beyond the Bright Sea and enjoyed it. I'll be reviewing it soon. Come see what I'm reading this last week of November.

  8. My hold just came in for Merry and Bright. I'm excited to get it before Christmas. Girl Who Reads

  9. Oh My God! All these books are treasure. The reviews given by you are amazing. I love reading Herriot and Agatha Christie, these writers keep me glued to the books. Herriot specially is the best story teller.

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