40 books finished in 2011

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The Undomestic Goddess

Turns out, I can’t read chick lit anymore without getting all cynical.*

Good to know.

Any more children’s literature recommendations?

*It’s best if you don’t let me rant about this.

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4 thoughts on “40 books finished in 2011

  1. Oh, oh! Yes yes. Well, do you specifically mean “children’s” or does middle grade/young adult count too?
    First (children’s-y) one that pops into my head is From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler. I hope you’ve read that one, because it is just wonderful.
    Next, and totally different (and YA) is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Funny, sad, so good.
    Also, The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen. So, so, so amazing.

    I need to learn some new adjectives.

  2. Ok sorry, I’m back already. My Goodreads shelf has more to share with you. :)

    A really fun but not-well-known one is called The Great Good Thing, by Roderick Townley. It’s about the characters inside a book and what happens when the reader isn’t there.

    Another is called Goose Chase, by Patrice Kindl, and it’s a (funny and charming) retelling of the Goose Girl fairy tale.

    How do you feel about historical fiction? Karen Cushman has written a bunch about all different time periods, but my favorite is Catherine, Called Birdy. She’s 12 and trying to get out of marrying all the nasty men her father wants to marry her off to.

    There are two books about a kid living on Alcatraz (read them in order!): Al Capone Does My Shirts, and Al Capone Shines My Shoes. They are just wonderful.

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