I realize that it’s the middle of the month and I’m just now getting to this, but I’m okay with that. In March, I read 17 books. Here goes:
The Infects by Sean Beaudoin (F) — Zombies, satire and all kinds of pop culture references
Dear Bully edited by Megan Kelley Hall & Carrie Jones (NF) — 70 authors talk about their experiences being bullied, being bystanders, or bullying others
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (F/ebook) — vampires this time, and they’re not hidden from society, just shunned.
Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor (F/audio) — angels fall in love with demons and a spitfire friend shows up and whips people into shape.
Loki: Agent of Asgard Vol. 2: Loki & Lorali (comic book) — Speed dating at its best.
Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral (picture book) — probably one of the most difficult book I’ve asked any of my students to read. And there aren’t many words.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (F) — Read with Allyn. Commentary on American culture and how black American culture is viewed.
The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino (picture book) — Perhaps a few eggs were switched before birth.
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (F) — PTSD, family and high school. Laurie Halse Anderson is a master.
The Long Journey of Mister Poop by Angele Delaunis & Marie Lafrance (picture book) — science, really.
What Video Games Have to Teach us about Learning and Literacy by James Gee (NF) — There is so much to learn about how people learn and the concept of failure that we perpetuate in the educational system.
The Geography Club by Brent Hartinger (F) — Hiding the LGBT community under the guise of a love of cartography.
Wool #1: Holston by Hugh Howey (F) — Dystopian. Everyone lives in a massive silo because the world’s been destroyed. Holston goes out to clean the cameras.
Judging a Book by Its Lover by Lauren Leto (Essays) — What does what you read (and what you don’t read) say about you?
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken — More dystopian. This time there are also kids with powers. I want powers.
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente (F/audio) — Okay, I was disappointed in this one. Not the story, mind you. I liked the voices that Valente did in the first book and couldn’t get past that she wasn’t reading this one.
Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin (F) — Not as much satire this time, but just as many (if not more) pop culture references. Music, juvenile incarceration, and mourning the death of a sibling.