The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll by Patricia McKissack
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
Amulet: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi
You Know You Want It: Style-Inspiration-Confidence by Eric Daman
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...