Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Books Read in November

I know I say something similar every month, but I am still stunned that it is somehow December already - where did the fall go?

November was a very busy month here, but I managed to read seven books, including four for kids and teens and three adult books:
  • Unwind by Neal Schusterman, a chilling and compelling dystopian teen novel.
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison, a powerfully emotional book about slavery and its aftermath in the lives of one family.
  • Touch Blue by award-winning author Cynthia Lord, a sweet middle-grade novel about family and foster care, set on an island in Maine.
  • The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey, a moving memoir of observations of a snail in the life of a chronically ill woman (review to come this week!)
  • Brixton Brothers: The Case of the Case of the Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett, a humorous take-off on the Hardy Boys for young middle-grade readers.
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Warton, a classic set in 1870's New York City high society, read for my book group (though I missed my meeting and discussion last night).
  • Empty by Suzanne Weyn, a new teen novel set ten years in the future, when the world is running out of oil.
All in all, a good reading month.  I think my favorite was Unwind - Neal Schusterman has such a way with teen dystopian novels; I couldn't put it down.  As you can see, I'm a bit behind in reviews after last week's vacation, but I'm hoping to get caught up this week.

I hope you had a good reading month in November, too!


  1. Congratulations on your monthly progress :)

  2. Empty and The Age of Innocence are both on my TBR list. Am looking forward to your reviews. :)