1. Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser
Read this book cover to cover in one sitting or use as a bathroom reader (or both!). It is just what its title suggests: a collection of six-word memoirs. How would you describe your life in six words?
By the way, my first knitting publication is going to have the same title, Not Quite What I Was Planning. Unless, of course, that would be a copyright infringement!
2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The story revolves around the secret life of a young boy. The book was written for 9-12 yr olds, but I think most adults will enjoy it too. Believe the author when he says that the book is "not exactly a novel, not quite a picture book, not really a graphic novel, or a flip book or a movie, but a combination of all these things."
Did you clutch a black and white notebook as you explored alleys in your neighborhood after reading Harriet The Spy? Were you ready to move into an art museum after reading From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler? If so, you'll be ready for another exciting adventure after reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret.