Saturday, November 01, 2014

October: What I Read

I read so much this month, and it was ALL really really good.

11. Age of Opportunity by Laurence Steinberg: I really liked this adolescent parenting book-- so informative and deftly written.
10. Love, Nina: Dispatches From Family Life by Nina Stibbe: This book was HILARIOUS.  A young woman working as a nanny for a family in London collected the letters she wrote home to her sister and published them as a memoir.  The family was intellectually famous, and the letters were laugh-out-loud funny.
9. Lost Girls: An Unsolved Mystery by Robert Kolker:  Yikes! A story of unsolved Long Island escort murders-- scary and really sad and well researched.
8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart:  This is a YA book, and I unashamedly loved it.  Also, I definitely did not figure out the big twist.  Go me.  
7. Adam by Ariel Schrag:  SO FUNNY.  A boy goes to live with his older sister in New York Citym and tried to pass as trans to get a girl.
6. Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America by Kevin Cook: 
The last 5 pages alone make this a worthwhile read.
5. Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly Whittmore Reminded me quite a bot of The Secret History.
4. Hold the Dark by William Grimaldi I cannot stop thinking about this dark, dark thriller.  Written so sparely-- not a wasted syllable to be had.  And so, so haunting.
3. Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala:  Oh my GOD.  This London professor lost her ENTIRE FAMILY in the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami.
2. Love Me Back by Tierce Merritt  So sad! SO fun to read.   
1. Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff  I am not ashamed to say that a kiddie book takes the top prize this month.  I read this one with the boys, and we all loved it.  We immediately started another book by this same author which made me love this one even ore because the voice is totally different.  Amazing.

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