I’ve got a little bit of a variety pack in my TBR this week 🙂 Isn’t that the best kind of TBR?!
A few weeks ago, Maggie Stiefvater tweeted a book recommendation for one of her all-time favorite reads, a middle grade story called The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd. The version I ordered from Amazon doesn’t have the same beautiful illustrations as her copy had in the tweet, I read the first few pages last night and I have to admit I’m intrigued! The blurb on the back of the book says, “There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital – in the mirrors that reflect the elegant rooms once home to a princess, now filled with sick children. Only Emmaline can see the creatures. It is her secret.” Yes, please. I will report back on this one!
I’m also listening to The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel, which is a historical fiction novel about Eva, a woman who helped Jewish children flee from the Nazis by forging documents to get them safely out of war zones. Realizing that many of the children were too young to remember who they really were, she began documenting their information in a book that is then lost at the end of the war. Until one day, when she’s an elderly lady considering retirement, she sees, by way of a news report, that the book has been found. The story is split between Eva’s modern day life, and her memories of those terrible days during the Holocaust. This one is probably going to be a tearjerker.
And, because Hoopla isn’t ready to let me quit Christmas books, there’s a chance I may listen to The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson, which is probably exactly what you think it is! I downloaded it to my phone, but we’ll see if I’m actually inspired to give it a listen over the coming days.
Have you read any of the books on my TBR this week? If so, let me know what you thought in the comments, below!