Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can discuss books that you’ve discovered over the course of the week and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list. They can be books that are new or used.  They can be ones that you’ve borrowed (library or friend), found online, heard about from a friend, etc.

Here are my finds for the week.  Actually, these are books that my son recently purchased at his school book fair that I think I might either read along with him, or read myself.


From the Publisher:  Bartholomew and his sister Hettie are changelings – Peculiars – and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.  But when Bartholomew gets noticed by a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress it begins a magical adventure he could never have imagined!


From the Publisher: No doubt about it, little brothers can be monsters.  When sixth grader Jake Doolittle finds a baby on the doorstep and his mother decides to keep it, those words are more than just an expression.  Instead, they perfectly describe the way his new little brother, LD, sprouts pointy ears, thick fur, and fangs in moonlight. 

Not only is LD a monster….Other monsters have plans for him.  But together with his friend “Weird Lily” Carker, Jake isn’t about to let anything happen to the baby.  The little guy is still his brother, even if it turns out that LD may be the key to saving the world – or destroying it.

Soon Jake and Lily are on a perilous quest through Always October, a world populated with monsters ranging from the venomous to the ridiculous.


From the Publisher: Tanya is no ordinary girl…she can see fairies.  But not the fairies we imagine.  Evil fairies who cast spells on her, rousing her from her sleep and propelling her out of bed.  At wit’s end with her daughter’s unusual behavior, Tanya’s mother sends her to Elvesden Manor, her grandmother’s secluded countryside estate.  Fifty years ago a girl vanished in the woods surrounding the mansion, and as Tanya learns more about the mystery, she finds herself dangerously close to vanishing into the fairy realm forever.


From Goodreads:  The adventure began in a fading town. Far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket started an apprenticeship for a secret organization shrouded in mystery and secrecy. He asked questions that shouldn’t have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published that shouldn’t be read. Not even by you. Seriously, we recommend that you do NOT ask your parents for this, the first book in his new ALL THE WRONG QUESTIONS series.

  1. Those all look like a nice break from reality. Always October sure looks like a fun Halloween read!

  2. Christine says:

    I’ve wanted to read Always October for awhile now! I’d be glad to hear your thoughts if you read it before I manage to get to it! I also enjoyed 13 Treasures and “Who Could That Be at This Hour.”

    Great selection!

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