No reviews just yet but here are a few I've been reading and enjoying lately. (Full disclosure: I haven't finished all of these so I reserve the right to change my opinion if they somehow mess everything up with a horrible ending!)
Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
So far it's rather hysterical and apparently there's a film version floating around out there with Maggie Smith as the main character.
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
This one's been getting a lot of Newbery buzz and I can see why. A Victorian Gothic thriller for kids, hopefully the ending doesn't let me down!
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Okay, this one I've finished and it's pretty great. A meta-twist on the classic story full of irreverent characters. Older kids (who will appreciate the jokes) will love it.
Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay
I haven't started this one yet but I'm uber intrigued by the premise; tracing the history of colors. And just look at the gorgeous cover!
And that's just the beginning of my current pile. What are you reading?