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I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.

November/December Round Up

The Breadwinner - Deborah Ellis, Rita Wolf Chasing Vermeer - Blue Balliett The Girls of Gettysburg - Bobbi Miller The Disappearance of Childhood - Neil Postman, Marty Asher Uglies - Scott Westerfeld Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk Etiquette & Espionage  - Gail Carriger Wonderstruck - Brian Selznick Let the Right One in - John Ajvide Lindqvist Voyager - Diana Gabaldon

I was so busy with school in November that I didn't get a chance to make a post about the books that I read that month, so I'm combining my November and December books here! I'm pretty proud of how much I was able to read with everything that I had going on. I wasn't quite at the rate that I was at over the summer, but I was able to read more books than I've been able to since school started, which is wonderful!


These are the books that I read in November: 

  • The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  • Nasreen's Secret School by Jeanette Winter
  • Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
  • Girls of Gettysburg by Bobbi Miller
  • Iron Thunder by Avi
  • The Storm Before Atlanta by Karen Schwabach
  • The Disappearance of Childhood by Neil Postman


And these are the books that I read in December: 

  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Open Access by Peter Suber
  • The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks (abandoned)
  • Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
  • Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  • Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon 
  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  • Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Forever by Judy Blume
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green


I read almost all of these either for school or for my internship. As those of you who frequently read my posts know, I'm currently preparing for my Resources for Young Adults course that starts next week, so I've been reading a lot for that. I'm also still narrowing my selections for the mother-daughter book club that I'm starting in a few weeks for my internship. In addition to this, I read some of these books for my tumblr book club - I'm attempting to get caught up, but I doubt that will happen before grad school ends - and the only books out of these that I read for me were Voyager and The Best of Me.


Of all of these books, my favorite was most definitely Voyager. I'd been waiting to read it since August and, while I wish I hadn't had to wait so long, it was definitely worth it. Great book - I definitely recommend the series! 


My least favorite book was either The Best of Me, which I disliked so much that I abandoned it before even reaching the halfway point, or Seventeenth Summer, which I would gladly have abandoned if I hadn't had to read it for school. 


Overall, the last two months have been good book months for me! What were your favorite books that you read to close out the year?