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I usually only have 1 audiobook, 1 print/ebook in a different genre and sometimes a non-fiction going at the same time, but I never know what I'm going to feel like reading next. As 90% or more of my books come from the library, there's also often a bit of lead time before what I choose comes in. In addition, I have some travel coming up in the next week or so. So am taking advantage of the 4th of July extra roll and the audiobook exemption to build a short-list of books to choose from during my travels without having to buy vacation rolls.
4th of July Free Move
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Both of these selections may be a slight stretch for the Main Street squares, but I'm going to either read All American Boys - Brendan Kiely & Jason Reynolds or The People: No Different Flesh - Zenna Henderson.
It's unclear whether All American Boys, which follows two young men - one African American, one Caucasian - after an incident of racist police brutality is set in a small town or a small city. But it definitely occurs in the U.S.A and this is the Main Street Square that it is the best match for. The People: No Different Flesh are short stories about psychic humanoid aliens, refugees from the destruction of their home planet, who settle in a variety of small towns in the USA. With their ability to lift and move themselves and inanimate objects and to speak mind-to-mind, the stories are at once small-town America, but not quite. I read the first half of Ingathering: The Complete People Stories of Zenna Henderson, which corresponds to the material originally published as Pilgrimage: The Book of the People - Zenna Henderson in June as part of my personal re-read challenge and the Library Love Challenge. So it would be great to finish the omnibus if I can get it back from the library in time.
I almost wish I wasn't reading Daniel Silva already, as the Gabriel Allon books almost all involve overseas travel. Instead, I've selected This Is Not a Game - Walter Jon Williams. My husband remembers the book as mostly taking place in LA, but the book opens with one of the 4 protagonists trapped in Jakarta, having missed her flight to Bali. I may well look for something different for this square, as the dated tech in the first couple of pages is a bit off-putting.
Does anyone have a suggestion of what else to read instead?