I've read quite a bit about the books and know they're supposed to be good. But that doesn't necessarily make them good for aloud reading or for kids. We just finished "The Age of Miracles" and there were a few parts that made me say "uh oh - where is this going....". Thankfully they didn't pan out into awkward parent/child reading.
And it really wasn't a great read aloud book. The dialogue came off kind of stilted. In the end we both enjoyed it though.
I'm not a big reader of science fiction so I wasn't at all sure about "Wool". I figured Tsar or DJ might have read it and I'm hoping they'll check in.
It is good to see that goodreads gave it good marks! I'm going to investigate that link further!