July 4th was yesterday, so it seems like a good time to think about the books from the US I’ve loved so far in 2021. I will admit, not a lot of the authors I’ve read this year were American. But, I still have a great selection for you to check out.Continue reading
As today is the 4th of July, it seems only fitting to praise the books from the US or by American authors that have struck me.
I read quite a lot of books set in the US. It’s probably my most common book setting. So, you would imagine there’s a pretty solid selection to choose from.
I’m only going to pick books I’ve read this year. That doesn’t necessarily mean they were published in 2020.
Thanksgiving isn’t a big deal in Ireland. We keep the massive turkey until Christmas Day. But, we have got some of the traditions of the holiday on this side of the Atlantic – mainly Black Friday.
So, if we Irish can save a few bob on Kindles every November, surely I can take the Thanksgiving Book Tag? I found it over on Heather’s blog, and it’s a lovely way to celebrate Thanksgiving with none of the turkey coma.
Challenge criteria: A book with a reputation for being unputdownable.
Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights: a sweeping story about love and family from an exceptional new voice in YA. With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds.
Challenge criteria: A book you should have read in school.
All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that.