Currently, I am steadily reading The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. This has not been a "quick" read for me, but it is a great book. I have had a lot going on outside of my "reading" time, so I haven't had a lot of time but I anticipate finishing it soon!
The summer of 1899 is hot in Calpurnia Virginia Tate's sleepy Texas town, and there aren't a lot of good ways to stay cool. Her mother has a new wind machine from town, but Callie might just have to resort to stealthily cutting off her hair, one sneaky inch at a time. She also spends a lot time at the river with her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist. It turns out that every drop of river water is teeming with life - all you have to do is look through a microscope!
As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century.
Historical fiction is my favorite genre, so this book is right up my alley...it kind of reminds me of another title that I read this year, Deadly by Julie Chibbaro. Love them both!
What are you steadily reading this Saturday?