Since the end of my semester teaching 8th grade, I’ve been in a reading slump. I don’t know what caused it, but I’ve been having a hard time finding a book that I have really gotten into. And that makes me sad.
I went on an excursion today with my school’s Rockin’ Librarian and came home with two books: Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt and Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride. Rockin’ Librarian read Okay for Now, and if I recall correctly, she liked it. I’ve seen that title, along with Hold Me Closer, Necromancer on many Centurion’s reading lists, so I decided it might be time to give them a go, even though I have a box full of books just waiting to be read.
My choice for first: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer because of what Sherman Alexie said on the cover: “This is a SCARY funny book OR a FUNNY scary book. In either case, it is a GREAT book. I LOVE iT” (capitalization in original). It’s the funny that’s a draw for me. I think it’s time for a funny book and since I have to wait until August for Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer it is. I’ll let you know what I think.
Happy reading & DFTBA