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December Books

Posted by KristoCat, 01 January 2011 · 2231 views

Happy New Year, everyone!! I hope everyone had as much fun as I did on New Year's Eve. Jenna and Branden came over and we all played with one of my new toys, the Wii Sports Resort. Swordfighting is awesome! I have also been really enjoying playing Civilization V and eating delicious Christmas treats.

So here's what I read in December:

Gave Up On: All Clear by Connie Willis. I feel like the momentum stalled in this sequel to Blackout, which sucked because I was really into the whole thing at the ending of Blackout. Oh well.

Manga: Black Butler by Yana Toboso. More manga the book club kids wanted to read.

Regular Books:
  • Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie. Magical realism with an interesting video-gaming twist. Good for people in my generation or younger who may be looking for an introduction to this author or genre.
  • Lucy by Laurence Gonzales. Interesting story about a girl who was genetically engineered, leaving here with a significant amount of bonobo DNA.
  • Blood on My Hands by Todd Strasser. A mystery/thriller for teens, where the main character is suspected of murder and goes on the run to try and prove her innocence.
  • Big Nate: In a Class by Himself and Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce. Really fun books for elementary school kids in the vein of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
  • Alcatraz vs. the Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson. I hope he never stops writing these hilarious books.
  • Matched by Ally Condie. Dystopian sci-fi for teens... can't stay away! I tore through it in one night.
  • Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card. Great story, but a bit confusing for me as I was trying to follow some of the time travel/space-time stuff.
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Jenna MUST read this! It's great high fantasy.
  • Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer. First in the popular Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series about a teen vampire. Meh.
9 official books this month, 11 listed. Stay tuned for The Big Book Recap for 2010!

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