Looky here, I’m done! Hopefully next year I’ll post a little more regularly throughout the year and not in a giant blob at the end.
Wanna see this list with the 108 books I read this year and didn’t review? Google spreadsheet.
#49: A tiny book about people who are very, very wrong.
#50: You’d think as that, as a theatre person, I’d read more plays, but I don’t. Here’s a newly translated Oscar Wilde (yes, translated).
#51: Mysterious disappearances in a tiny Montana town, so haunty!
#52: Who doesn’t love dystopian YA? Here’s one set in a Chicago where Lake Michigan is just a marsh.
Yikes, 25 hours left (here in the Central Time Zone), and 4 reviews left! Can I do it? I’ll sure try.
#44: A frightening tale of what could happen if the pro-lifers get their way: what’ really appropriate punishment?
#45: Have Opinions about Comic Sans and Helvetica? You probably should.
#46: Inspired by true events: youth boxing in 1930s Nazi Germany.
#47: I’m running out of books I read recently so I’m digging back a ways for literary fantasy with giant squids and the Apocalypse.
#48: Roald Dahl-esque fairy tale from Italy, newly translated.
#40: High school marching band is no place for super serious French Horn player Elsie, right? Who wants to be called Zombie Chicken?
#41: Interlinked romantic short stories from YA superstars John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. Blizzards and Waffle House, a match made in heaven.
#42: YA author Eoin Colfer is all gronzed up and he’s all gronzed up. (It’s a worse reference if you’re not sure how to spell things.)
#43: You thought Jane Austen was the only author who inspired all those prequels, sequels and whatever? Louisa May Alcott has some too.
So exciting, I posted 2 posts today! I’m really really trying to finish in the 17 days left of this year. Here’s an update on what I’ve written:
Scary monsters! The awesome Patrick Ness writes a Siobhan Dowd idea she was unable to finish because of her untimely death. Super great illustrations.
Polar bears, a castle made of ice and a girl who can talk to animals–Jessica Day George retells East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
A boy coming to terms with his Moby-Dick-inspired name: Don’t Call Me Ishmael.
Biotechnology and 2 kids whose minds were stuck in boxes for 260 years: The Fox Inheritance.
Exciting debut fantasy set in a desert country. Elisa has been chosen by god, but can she live up to it? The Girl of Fire and Thorns.
I swear I read things beyond dystopian YA lit, though sometime’s it’s real hard to tell. Here’s one where they assign you your mate when you turn 17.