My second book for this challenge, Karen Cushman's Will Sparrow's Road, was shorter and younger-skewing. I haven't been reading or writing about as much middle grade lately, so it was good to get into that.
From the review: "I love Karen Cushman's writing for the vivid way it brings history to
life, but also for its complicated, realistic, and not always likeable
main characters. Will is both hardened by life and tremendously naive,
taking people at face value yet unsurprised when they betray him. Both
of these qualities are things he has to unlearn in the course of the
I think I may pick up something more sci-fi-ish for my next book. I've been in a sci-fi mood lately.