Bookends: November 2015


November was a whirlwind of a month. I read bits and pieces of multiple books, but only managed to finish the kid books (including an impromptu Lois Lowry marathon two weeks ago). Ah, well.

For December, I’ve committed to spending less time online, so hopefully that will translate into spending more time reading. But then, if I spend so much time reading that I don’t get online at all, how would the world know how much I’ve been reading? It’s a dilemma.

In any event, here’s what little I read in November…

Grown-ups’ Books:

Zilch. Nada. Nothin’.

Despite my robust currently reading list, I finished nary a grown-up book this month.

Kids’ Books:

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (audiobook)

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Messenger by Lois Lowry

Son by Lois Lowry

One Grain of Rice by Demi (read-aloud picture book)

Once a Mouse… by Marcia Brown (read-aloud picture book)

Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric Kimmel

Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric Kimmel

Exodus by Brian Wildsmith (read-aloud picture book)

Currently Reading

My To-Read List for December

  • Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast (SBC December Selection)
  • Early Warning by Jane Smiley
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson

My Long-Shot To-Read List for December:

  • Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
  • Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT to Have Kids ed. Meghan Daum (no, I’m not having second thoughts. I just have a tremendous amount of respect for people who choose not to have kids, and I’d like to have a look into their lives)

What have you enjoyed reading in the past month? What’s on your to-read list for December? If you blog your answer, please post a link in the comments (and/or link back to this post, if you’re so inclined).

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