What are they reading and loving? Not what have they been assigned, but what would they recommend, asks 5 Minutes For Books. Well. I have four of them (kids, that is). Let's take a look, shall we?
Eldest daughter (17): "Finally, a book I want to read!" Said upon catching sight of The Woman in Black by Susan Hill on the counter at my elbow. Her excitement stems, it must be confessed, from the fact that this book has been made into a soon-to-be released movie starring--wait for it--Daniel Radcliffe. She hasn't actually started it yet, and she's not getting her mitts on it until I finish it.
Second daughter (14): The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. At least, this is what she brings to breakfast every morning, and it's only the tip of the iceberg. On her nightstand at this writing are The Way We Live Now, Vanity Fair, and Les Miserables, as well as, I think, one or more of the Hunger Games and Percy Jackson series. This one is a devourer like her mom.
Older son (11): Percy Jackson all the way. Is reading and rereading them in order. Won't look at anything else right now.
Younger son (8): To Space and Back by Sally Ride & Susan Okie. This guy voluntarily reads only non-fiction, and that only if it relates to whatever his passion du jour is (currently space travel). Previous passions include gladiators and aliens.