Bookends: November 2017

November. Holy moly. November.

It was fun, but oh, so tiring. My family traveled 15 out of 30 days, were in the capitals of three nations, and I lost ten pounds (not intentionally; I always lose weight when I’m traveling and then my son got a stomach virus, and, well, there you are). Sometime I’ll write about all of it (except the stomach virus), but it might have to wait until January. In the meantime, check out my Instagram (see sidebar) for images of our adventures.

In between all of that, I read a few books, and that’s what this is all about. I would have read more if those movies and games on the airplane seat backs weren’t so compelling. I’d say I hope to have more titles to report in December, but December’s going to be a whole different brand of crazy, so more reading is probably too much to ask.

At any rate, here are November’s books:

Grown-up Books:

Divergent by Veronica Roth (YA, first in the series)

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld (fiction; SBC November Selection)

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala (memoir)

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (fiction)

EDIT: I read another book that I forgot to include! (I blame Goodreads because otherwise I would have to blame myself, and what fun would that be?)

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (fiction)

Kids’ Books:

Nothing this month, unless you count the YA

Stopped Reading:

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (YA)

The Turning by Francine Prose (YA)

What It’s Like to Be a Dog by Gregory Berns (nonfiction)

Currently Reading:

  •  Insurgent by Veronica Roth (#2 in the Divergent series)

My To-Read List for December:

  • The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
  • Get In Trouble by Kelly Link
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (the SBC December Selection)

What have you enjoyed reading in the past month? What’s on your to-read list for December?

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