I didn’t manage to get an end of the month post written for November, so here are the books I read in November and December:
Middle Grade Fantasy and Science Fiction:
The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin.
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde.
Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey.
In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz.
Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill.
The Cup and the Crown by Diane Stanley.
Beauty and the Beast: The Only One who Didn’t Run Away by Wendy Mass.
Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike Jung.
Deadly Pink by Vivian Vande Velde.
Freakling by Lana Krumwiede.
The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda.
The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons by Barbara Mariconda.
Tilly’s Moonlight Garden by Julia Green.
Signed by Zelda by Kate Feiffer.
The Dead Gentleman by Matthw Cody.
Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui Sutherland.
The Hop by Sharelle Byars Moranville.
Project Jackalope by Emily Ecton.
My Very UnFairy Tale Life by Anna Staniszewski.
The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith.
Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner.
The Secret of the Ginger Mice by Frances Watts.
The Peculiar by Stefan Bachman.
The Seven Tales of Trinket by Shelley Moore Thomas
The Whispering House by Rebecca Wade.
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle.
Whatever After: Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski.
The Brightworking by Paul B. Thompson.
Darkbeast by Morgan Keyes.
Twice Upon a Time by James Riley.
Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Young Adult Fiction:
Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Since everybody and her dog was recommending this psychological thriller, I decided to read it. It was intelligent, well-plotted, psychologically astute, crude, profane, and ultimately repellent. The ending was especially disturbing.
Call of Duty by Charles Todd.
From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: Rekindling My Love for Catholicism by Chris Haw.
Gray Matter, A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer . . . One Patient at a Time by David Levy, with Joel Kilpatrick.