Saturday, January 1, 2011

December Reading Recap

Books Read in December

Young Adult
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 

Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess by George O'Connor


I know I read more picture books than that, but I wasn't very good at keeping track of them this month. Oh well. I am pleased at my selection of YA, even though I wish there was more on that list. And if you're wondering about that lonely nonfiction book (because you know I generally steer clear of anything true), I've been a little obsessed with the fashion on Gossip Girl (hello, guilty pleasure!), so I looked up the show's stylist (Eric Daman) and found that he had written a book! The book itself is mostly common sense advice, but I still enjoyed looking at all the outfits he put together. What an artist. 

And did you see? I read two of the three Hunger Games books this month! (I finished Mockingjay today!) I am so happy that I re-read those books, and you know what? Just as good as the first time. Still five purple crayon books, which is even surprising to me. I am a tough critic, especially when it comes to re-reads, but these were well worth reading again. And I feel like they made me enjoy and understand Mockingjay much more than I would have otherwise. All those surprises people alluded to in their reviews of this final book, I just didn't see. It flowed, and it made sense, and I'm happy for it. But I shouldn't be talking about it here. :) 

So, my mind is a bit scattered, and I'm having trouble with the words. I'm off to watch some more Mad Men...



Peaceful Reader said...

What a variety of books you've read this month. I really want to read Dash and Lilly's...

Jan von Harz said...

I think if I had reread Hunger Games and Catching Fire, I would have enjoyed Mockingjay better. I loved Dash and Lily and I really want to read Leviathan and Behemoth.

Happy New Year Natalie!

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