Hopefully we’ll be back to regularly-scheduled blogging next week, but for now, two Books of Awesome for you:

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

You know about Hansel and Gretel, right? Oh no, not that story, the real one. If you’re a small child, this book is not for you. You’ve been warned.

I can’t say enough about this book! One additional warning: don’t try to read this on an airplane. With all the laughing, gasping, and laughing again, I’m pretty sure the elderly couple next to me was glad the flight was only from Des Moines to O’Hare.

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

This was a Printz Honor book, so obviously other people recognize the awesome. My book club just discussed it this week and let me tell you, it’s a book you’re going to want to talk about. If you’re looking for tough subject matter, unusual structure, or outstanding voice, this book’s for you.

What Books of Awesome have you read lately?