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Here you post whatever you're currently reading and what you think of it. Enjoy! 

submitted by Piano Man, age 12, nowhere
(November 7, 2022 - 4:11 pm)

A Higher Call by Adam Makos. It's AMAZING. For those of you wondering, it's a WWII pilot story.

I'm also reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. It's very intellectual but an easy read, hard put-down. 

submitted by Miriam H., age 12, The Stone Table, Narnia
(November 7, 2022 - 6:38 pm)

This is a great idea, Piano Man!

I'm reading this mystery called Gaudy Night, by Dorothy Sayers. It's set in Oxford, and it's interesting, except it's a little dry. There's so much detail. In the dialogue, the clothes, the routines of each day. It doesn't get monotonous, but it does make for slow reading, so I'm probably only going to read it now and again.

I just finished rereading Dear Enemy, by Jean Webster. It's kind of the opposite of Gaudy Night - it's very light and "fluffy," and fun to read. It's an epistolary novel. 

submitted by Poinsettia, age whatcareI, Narnia
(November 10, 2022 - 7:52 pm)

ah this is a good idea!

I'm currently reading Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. It's pretty good - fairly well-written, all in all. it's sci-fi, about a pilot-in-training named Spensa. It reminds me a bit of lluminae - both feature teenage fighter pilots in space, and sentient AIs.

also The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett; I liked his Tiffany Aching series (although the later ones are not nearly as good as the first couple), so I decided to start his rather vast Discworld series, of which Tiffany Aching is a part. as per usual Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic is quite funny and satirical, and is (as its name implies) fantasy, as well as comedy.

and also Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I have only read the first chapter of this, so it just barely counts as "current reading", but there you go. so far it promises to be pretty good. I'd heard of this book before I began reading it; it is fairly well-known, I think. i'm pretty sure it's fantasy, but again, i'm only five pages in.

technically I'm also reading A Christmas Carol, but that doesn't count, as it's for school. 

submitted by Artemis
(November 10, 2022 - 9:57 pm)

I love Terry Pratchet, especially his humor. I've read the first few Discworld books, they're pretty good. Kind of hard to start, in my opinion. I've never read his Tiffany Aching series, what's it about?

submitted by Hex
(November 13, 2022 - 4:17 pm)

in simplest terms, Tiffany Aching is about a girl named Tiffany Aching (shocking, I know), whose family is shepherds, and the Nac Mac Feegle, who are in essence tiny Scottish pictsies who're very hard to kill. Tiffany's brother Wentworth is stolen by the Queen of Fairies, & she embarks on many complicated shenanigans to rescue him. of course Terry Pratchett says it all in a much funnier way than I ever could.

also, cool that you've also read Terry Pratchett! i believe he's quite famous, but i've never actually met anyone else who's read him.

submitted by Artemis
(November 15, 2022 - 11:43 am)

I'm currently reading.....

Cemetary Boys

The Queen Of Air and Darkness

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

and yesterday I just finished Love in English, which was very good. 

submitted by WiLdSoNg
(November 11, 2022 - 7:43 am)

I am reading Keeper of the lost cities, Stellerlune, and it is very good!

submitted by Moonwatcher, age 13, traveling
(November 11, 2022 - 10:49 am)

....you...you're reading Miss Peregrines...I freaking love! That book! Who..is your..favorite..character?

submitted by Reuby Moonight, age Waining, Misaiki Stairs
(November 17, 2022 - 4:47 pm)

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm reading Two Degrees by Alan Gratz. It's a realistic fiction about climate change. It's told from three viewpoints. It's really hard to put down. Lately I've been binge-reading all of Alan Gratz's books. They all have similer themes: they are told from multiple POVs, and they are all realistic fiction. 

submitted by Piano Man, age 12, nowhere
(November 11, 2022 - 2:27 pm)

Alan Gratz is AMAZING.

submitted by WiLdSoNg
(November 14, 2022 - 5:16 pm)

Oh yes I just finished Sellerlune!!!!!! So Great! I want to say something really bad but don't want to spoil.....

Why does Shannon Messanger always. Leave. Us. Hanging!

 

Besides that, I am reading Eragon, which is a bit gory, but Dragons!!!!

submitted by Hawkstar
(November 11, 2022 - 3:15 pm)

There's a whole series, and it's pretty good!

submitted by WiLdSoNg
(November 12, 2022 - 8:09 am)

OK i will check it out!

submitted by Hawkstar
(November 13, 2022 - 4:20 pm)

I'm currently reading Persuasion by Jane Austen, as well as Hickory Dickory Death by Agatha Christie. 

They're good! Persuasion is kind of boring but I want to be able to say I've read the most highly acclaimed novels in the English language, so I keep pushing through them. And I love Agatha Christie books. They are actually amazing. This one's about a seemingly unconnected series of shenanigans occurring in a boarding house full of students. I would reccomend it!

submitted by Phoenix Tears, age 13 she/her, Revolutionary Grape Jelly
(November 12, 2022 - 2:27 pm)

I read famous books like that too: I'm reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (mostly to say I've read it (: ). It's really long and the font is tiny and it takes forever to read one page but I feel so accomplished every five pages.

Also yes I love Agatha Christie, she's amazing. I just finished Five Little Pigs, and I ALMOST GOT THE SOLUTION 30 PAGES FROM THE END. Except I was wrong—I was half right, and my second choice murderess did it instead.

submitted by Hex
(November 13, 2022 - 4:21 pm)