What the Bowenclan is reading this month …
Both Becca and I enjoy reading but found the juggles of 2016 often made us feel like we had little time or mental energy for reading. We vowed 2017 would be different, so we’re treating reading like a welcome appointment, a date with a book really.
For the kids, there story is a bit different. Like most kids — and us, too, really — they’re lured to the instant gratification of one screen or another.
- The Girl on the Train
- The Woman in Cabin 10
- Orphan Train — Favorite
- The Couple Next Door
- What She Left Behind
(He comment: Apparently Becca will read anything with a girl and/or a train involved.)
- Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastards, Book 2) by Scott Lynch — He: I interviewed for Scott Adventures In SciFi Publishing a few years back. Tremendous storyteller and volunteer fire fighter to boot.
- The Rook by Daniel O’Malley — Because of the drive time I have to my consulting gig, I thought this audiobook would be the perfect companion to pass the long delays caused by the inevitable accidents along KC’s I-35 cooridor (sigh).
- How to Speak Emoji by Fred Benenson — Call this research. But something more “nefarious” awaits with this title, as well. Will tell you about it soon. I promise.
G: He: Hmmm… I considered lying on his behalf, but I think the only thing the “Ginga Ninja” — not my nickname for him but the basketball team’s — is reading how Kansas’ PG Frank Mason is faring in the College Basketball National Player of the Year rankings (#BIFM).
D: Little “D” is taking part in the school’s Battle of the Books program and the current title she’s consuming is Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit.
And WE LOVE BOOKS … more so Becca and me than the kids (as we established previously) so after dinner we spent Valentine’s Day perusing the shelves of Barnes & Noble. Here’s what we picked up …
- Becca: All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
(He: Again, more girls) 😉
- Brent: EXO by Fonda Lee. In fact, her debut, ZeroBoxer, was one of my favorite 2015 books and Fonda was guest of mine on Adventures in Scifi Publishing)
- G: Duke Sucks: A Completely Evenhanded, Unbiased Investigation into the Most Evil Team on Planet Earth by Reed Tucker and Andy Bagwell
- D: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein