This was a landslide decision thanks to a retweet by an author.
We’re reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld in August!
Ready for September’s choices?
So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane [YA Fantasy]
Something stopped Nita’s hand as it ran along the bookshelf. She looked and found that one of the books had a loose thread at the top of its spine. It was one of those So You Want to Be a . . . books, a series on careers. So You Want to Be a Pilot, and a Scientist . . . a Writer. But this one said, So You Want to Be a Wizard.
I don’t believe this, Nina thought. She shut the book and stood there holding it in her hand, confused, amazed, suspicious–and delighted. If it was a joke, it was a great one. If it wasn’t…?
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley [YA Fantsy/Fairy Tale Re-Telling]
All the creatures of the forest and field and riverbank knew the infant was special. She was the princess, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But the curse was cast: Rosie was fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a poisoned sleep-a slumber from which no one would be able to rouse her.
Matilda by Roald Dahl [Children's Fantasy?]
For most kids, The Trunchbull is pure terror, but for Matilda, she’s a sitting duck.
Who put superglue in Dad’s hat? Was it really a ghost that made Mom tear out of the house? Matilda is a genius with idiot parents—and she’s having a great time driving them crazy. But at school things are different. At school there’s Miss Trunchbull, two hundred menacing pounds of kid-hating headmistress. Get rid of The Trunchbull and Matilda would be a hero. But that would take a superhuman genius, wouldn’t it?
All summaries come from Goodreads.
I’ve wanted to read So You Want To Be A Wizard and Spindle’s End for quite a while now. I got them both for my birthday so I know I’ll get to them at some point. I’ve continually heard good things about both books so I though they would be great BHA picks. I’ve read Matilda many times. It’s yet another beloved book and I’m still working on my Roald Dahl challenge so it’s a hit all around!
How are you coming along with July’s BHA book, Little House On The Prairie?