It’s October so you know we had to pull out our ghoulish ghosts, monstrous monsters, Happy Halloween, and all things supernatural reading materials.
Bonapart Falls Apart
written by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by Will Terry
An adorable tale of a little skeleton who just wants to go to school without falling apart. His classic monster friends band together to find a solution that will work. This is a super cute story, perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit.
There’s A Monster In Your Book
written by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott
A cheeky little monsters lurks amongst these pages. Turn, tip, and flip your way through the interactive prompts to help get him out! This is a fun and engaging book for little kids and especially great if an older sibling is down for reading to them. Many giggles to be had!
The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day (#6)
by Graphic Novel by Gale Galligan (based on novel by Ann M. Martin)
E is working her way through these graphic novel editions of the classic Baby-Sitters Club novels. She especially enjoyed this one because it had a wedding and everyone dressed up, but also because bits of story in the other five lead up to the wedding so she was able to enjoy the idea of a thread tying a series together in that way.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians :The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan
O got off to a bit of a slow start because he didn’t know very much about Greek Mythology, but as he read and learned along with Percy he really got into it. “I liked that they went to a lot of different places because it’s more exciting, and also I wish I had powers.” he said.
Twilight Series: Midnight Sun
by Stephenie Meyer
This isn’t a think piece. Don’t go into expecting something deep or even new. Midnight Sun in its simplest form is a retelling of Twilight from Edwards perspective and nothing more. That being said, it’s an interesting idea. The original book doesn’t necessarily glamorise Edwards viewpoint but this book gives you a better idea of how dark and unforgiving he is with himself. It also affords more chances for comedy as you get more time with Emmet, and Edwards commentary on the school kids inner thoughts. As much as I was prepared for it to be a bit of fun/fluff, it did drone on a little. There’s only so much self-pity/self-loathing a person (vampire or not) can carry on with. Not to mention, the story sticks very closely to Bella’s. It would have been nice to see Edwards world without her sometimes. His day to day if you will. If you enjoyed the originals, I say go for it. It’s not bad. I actually listened to the audio book while I made dinner, folded laundry, and perused the web for snowsuits and whatnot, which was enjoyable.
I hope you got in some spooky reading this month. Do you like holiday specific or seasonally driven books? Sometimes it’s nice to have a theme in mind when choosing your next reading adventure!
Let me know what you’ve been reading in the comments!
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