Our library system has adult summer reading along with the children's, and the challenge this summer is to read books from the six major continents with a bonus given if you read a book about Antarctica. This goal influenced what I read this month, and I have to admit that I found a new series to read thanks to it.
Here's what I read:
- Onion Tears by Diana Kidd. A refugee from Vietnam, Nam-Huong has to learn to adjust to her new life in Australia after leaving her family behind and seeing her grandfather die. Her teacher, neighbors, and friends all help to bring this young girl out and help her to talk again.
- Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon. The latest in the Father Tim novels.
- Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley. Another adventure for eleven year old detective Flavia de Luce in Britain (Europe).
- The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah Mccoy. You can read my review of this excellent book here.
- The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Precious becomes the first lady detective in Botswana (Africa) when she opens her agency. She has several adventures as she solves a few crimes and helps her clients. This book is especially enlightening as it tells of life in Botswana.
I'm in the middle of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (Asia), and I plan to read Hotel Brasil by Frei Betto (South America). I'll probably pick up a book about James Cook who discovered Antarctica or something like that, unless you have a suggestion. :)
Does your library have adult summer reading? What have you read lately?