With my week-long break last week, I was able to catch up on some of my reading! Here are a few of the books I read recently…
Peanut by Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe | Find here at Goodreads
Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it’s like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone… and no one knows you. Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High—pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there’s the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts.
Lost in the City: A Julie Mystery by Kathleen O’Dell | Find here at Goodreads
Julie is excited to take care of Lucy, a talking parrot, while her friend Ivy is on vacation. But soon she realizes that she has taken on more than she can handle. Then Julie discovers that an old friend is hiding secrets from her. Could he be responsible for the strange things happening at Ivy’s house? Or is someone–or something–else to blame?
Nancy Drew Diaries: Curse of the Arctic Star by Carolyn Keene | Find here at Goodreads
Nancy and her friends must navigate a cruise ship crisis in the first book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series.Nancy, Bess, and George are cruising dangerous waters on a tour of Alaska. Becca Wright, an old friend of Nancy’s, is the Assistant Cruise Director of the Arctic Star, a posh new ship. But Becca needs Nancy’s help when strange things keep happening aboard the opulent ocean liner: The swimming pool becomes a floating grave; a famous passenger is threatened; and even the seemingly innocent mini-golf course becomes a perilous playground. With the majestic and mysterious Alaskan scenery as a backdrop, Nancy and company have to find out who’s trying to sabotage the maiden voyage and why.
Hollywood Dead Ahead by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise | Find here at Goodreads
In this fifth volume from 43 Old Cemetery Road, the trio at Spence Mansion leaves Ghastly for Hollywood, California . . . and for a shot at stardom! The film producer Moe Block Busters wants to make the 43 Old Cemetery Road story into a movie—and he promises it will be a sure-fire hit! Lured by the lights of Tinseltown, Ignatius B. Grumply, Olive C. Spence, and Seymour Hope pack their suitcases. But when they arrive in Hollywood, Olive has a sure-fire fit when she discovers how quickly fame changes Iggy and Seymour. Even worse, Olive has been written out of the script! “Little old lady ghosts are so yesterday,” says Moe. “What America wants is a terrifying ghost named Evilo.” Well, if it’s Evilo they want, it’s Evilo they’ll get. And Olive knows just the femme fatale to help her scare Hollywood’s most despicable director half to death.
Molly Moon & the Monster Music by Georgia Byng | Find here at Goodreads
Molly Moon can play any instrument. The harmonica! The guitar! The drums! The piano! You name it! Molly is back – and she’s a rock star. In this fun-filled conclusion to the Molly Moon series, Molly faces the music – the hypnotic music – of a magical coin that has the power to enslave its listeners…and turn them into monsters!
Now the question is, do I review any of these? :) What books have you read recently?
Have a delightful rest of your day!