We are an entire week into December, and I’m just now getting around to wrapping up my November reading month… Better late than never!
» Into the Wild (Warriors #1) by Erin Hunter
This series is one of my most circulated series at my library, so I felt it was time to pick one of these up to see what the fuss was all about. This is an excellent book to bridge the gap between middle grade & YA. I’ll definitely be recommending this to my patrons that ask for books for their children that are advanced readers, but not yet ready for the content included in YA.
» My Plain Jane (The Lady Janes #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
While I really enjoyed this as a fun YA Jane Eyre retelling, it didn’t exactly live up to my love of the first book in this series. Still a very enjoyable read.
» The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) by R.F. Kuang
The ending to this amazing trilogy was as brutal & soul crushing as I was anticipating. The way Kuang ends this was perfection.
» Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens
I finally broke down and picked this book up. I had been putting it off for years because of the hype. While I did love this book, I’m not exactly sure it was YEARS on the best sellers list good, but it was very good.
» This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
I selected this book for my teen book club at work. This is an excellent introduction to anti-racist work for the teen audience! It also has gorgeous illustrations throughout.
» When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
This graphic novel deserves ALL the stars. I ugly cried. TWICE. What a harrowing account of life growing up in a refugee camp.
» The One and Only Bob (The One and Only Ivan #2) by Katherine Applegate
I really enjoyed this follow up to The Only and Only Ivan! While I would have liked to see more of Ivan and Ruby in this story, I really enjoyed Bob’s story.
» Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson does it again! What a heartbreaking book about the effects of CTE on a family.
» American Dirt by Jeanne Cummins
While I wasn’t planning on reading this book, it was selected for one of my book clubs. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy Cummins’ writing & the story, but I also acknowledge the controversy surrounding American Dirt. I will not be rating or reviewing this book.
Goodreads Challenge Update: 113 books in 2020
Which books did you read this month?
Have you read any of the books I read or hauled this month? If so, what did you think?
Did you buy any books? If so, which ones?
Comment below & let me know 🙂