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Books Read in September

October 9, 2017

The real end of summer, but I managed to sneak a few more long weekends away, amid a lot of training at the library and the start of having a different group of kids in the library.

Books and E-Books

  1. Invictus by Ryan Graudin. A fun time-travel caper with a found-family ship’s crew, and some excellent twists I didn’t see coming. Also, lots of gelato and a red panda. For reasons.
  2. Caroline: Little House Revisited by Sarah Miller. A prequel to the Little House on the Prairie books, that awed me by showing just how much work and strain Ma (Caroline) had to go through to make the memories Laura Ingalls Wilder turned into children’s stories.
  3. Home by Nnedi Okorafor. Technically, a novella, but… Fascinating science fiction, raising good questions about culture and science and humanity. Plus lovely writing.
  4. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein. Can’t believe I never read this collection of Shel Silverstein poems before now!
  5. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. A reread, in preparation for giving a booktalk presentation as part of my librarian training.
  6. A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King. Picking up this Sherlock Holmes series where I left off. It was all right, but I’m not sure I’m going to continue voraciously.
  7. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch. I held off as long as I could, and now there are no more new Peter Grant novels to read. Woe is me!
  8. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed. This was a hell of a powerful book. I want to get it into as many teen readers’ hands as I can.
  9. Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg. Meh. I was looking forward to these tales of old New York, but disjointed narrative and, eh.
  10. The Pants Project by Cat Clarke. Charming book for young teens.
  11. Since You Asked by Maureen Goo. I really liked this. For the narrator’s snark and for how she talked about growing up with a Korean family.

Audiobooks

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett – one of the wizard ones, as read by Stephen Briggs, whose narration I really like.

Graphic Novels and Comics

  1. Unicorn vs. Goblins by Dana Simpson. Another fun Phoebe and Her Unicorn adventure. Made me giggle.
  2. All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson. A coming-of-age comic set around a Ren Faire! Good stuff!

Okay, so 11 books, one audiobook finished, and two graphic novels. So, 15, total. Which brings us to 149 for the grand total, which is exciting, as it means that I’m going to exceed the most books I’ve ever read in a Goodreads challenge… at some point in October.

I just checked, and I’m pretty sure I blew through 2016’s yearly total somewhere in July. That’s intense!

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