Monday, October 26, 2015

The Listing Fest/Some Books I Read

Writer Bish Denham is hosting The Listing Fest today. Thanks for organizing, Bish!  From Bish's website: The rules are simple. All you have to do is sign up in the linky thingy below, grab the banner, and make a list. I suggest you keep your list to between 5 and 25 items long. 

Today, I’m listing some books I have read. (When I share these lists, I name only some books I’ve read in a time period, not all.)


1. LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell (Adult-St. Martin's Press) A woman in a strained marriage discovers a magical phone that allows her to have phone conversations with her husband from the past. 







2. LIKE SISTERS ON THE HOMEFRONT by Rita Williams-Garcia (YA-Lodestar) A teen mom, after having an abortion, is sent away from the city to the South to live with her uncle, aunt, and cousin, family she'd never met.






3. A SINGLE SHARD by Linda Sue Park (YA-Clarion) A boy living in 12th century Korea aspires to learn how to craft pottery.






4. WOVEN (YA-Scholastic) A murdered peasant boy teams up with a snobby princess, the only one who can see his ghost, to locate a magic needle. Check out my author interview.   





5. CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?: A MEMOIR (Graphic Novel for Adults, Non-Fiction- Bloomsbury USA) With humor and bittersweet nostalgia, a woman struggles to take care of her aging parents before they pass on. 



6. THE CHOKE ARTIST: CONFESSIONS OF A CHRONIC UNDERACHIEVER by David Yoo (Adult, Non-Fiction-Grand Central Publishing) This memoir shares essays detailing a Korean American man's many agonies-from bedroom anxieties to workplace drama to family-related angst. The first book I read by David was GIRLS FOR BREAKFAST, a YA novel. Check out my author interview.




7.  ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson (Graphic Novel for MG readers- Penguin) A girl sadly observes her best friend befriending her bully and moves on by participating in a roller derby camp.






8. BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson (MG, Non-Fiction- Nancy Paulsen) Told in verse, an African American girl raised as a Jehovah’s Witness shares about her upbringing during the 1960s and 1970s.







9. THE ADVENURES OF BEEKLE: THE UNIMAGINARY FRIENDS by Dan Santat (PB- Little, Brown) An imaginary friend waits to be imagined by a child so he can become real.





10. THE TREE LADY by H. Joseph Hopkins, Illust. by Jill McElmurry (PB, Non-Fiction- Beach Lane) Kate Sessions, a teacher and horticulturalist, helps beautify and add green to San Diego by embarking on a tree planting campaign.





11. THE PEOPLE WE USED TO BE   by Madeline Mora-Summonte (Adult- Amazon) This collection of short stories, both light and dark, offers glimpses of people, young and old, in various journeys.

What books have you read lately?

26 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Thanks for listing with me, Cynthia! I've read several of these books and now, have had several to my TO READ list!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Loved seeing your list and what you're reading. I've been reading some adult books too these daysl

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've read one of those! And Madeline's book is on my list to read.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

Pat Hatt said...

Great list, a whole host of them. Always fun to read kids and adult books.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I was reading the post, all set to comment about how much I loved Rowell's LANDLINE (which I totally did!) when I see my book at the end of the post! Thank you for that - made me smile. :)

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

That's quite a variety of books! Several are on my TBR list too.

Juneta Key said...

I have not read any of those I'll have to make a note, so I can read them.
Juneta Writer's Gambit

Chrys Fey said...

I haven't read any of these but #4 and #11 are on my list. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm familiar with most of those books. There are so many great books for young people out there.

Susan Says

Arlee Bird said...

Not only have I not read any of these books, I haven't even heard of them except for Woven. I'm not very up on recent writing I guess. I wish I could have a big list of books I've read recently though this past summer I did read several good ones.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Great list! I just bought some ghost stories to read for Halloween.

Yvonne

M.J. Fifield said...

I haven't read any of these, either, but like Chrys, #4 and #11 are on my list.

Yolanda Renee said...

Great list of books!
Keep reading!
I just read Denise Covey's, Under a Tuscan Moon!

Meradeth Houston said...

Wonderful list! I really want to check out Landline now!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Some of these books sounds wonderful. They all sound interesting, but a few really caught me. Thanks for passing them along.

Tamara Narayan said...

I'm currently reading The Martian and loving it. I just finished A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and it was very good--the illustrations were so excellent. All these on your list are worth a look.

Tamara Narayan said...

I'm currently reading The Martian and loving it. I just finished A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and it was very good--the illustrations were so excellent. All these on your list are worth a look.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I've read WOVEN, which I loved. And a long time ago when it won the Newbery, I read A SINGLE SHARD. I finished it, which is the best I can say about that one.

Books that I've read recently and loved include THE HIRED GIRL, MY NEAR DEATH ADVENTURES -- and VARIANT and FEEDBACK, both of which were re-reads for me. If I was still teaching, I would want to use MY NEAR DEATH ADVENTURES with my 5th grade class as an example of "voice."

Tyrean Martinson said...

I've read Woven and People We Used to Be - both great reads for different reasons! I recently read Cry, the Beloved Country and A Time to Die (one historical fiction and one fantasy fiction).

Katharina Gerlach said...

Some that I'd like to read too.

Crystal Collier said...

Great list! I've even read one or two of those as well. I'm currently reading A Turn of the Mind and my brain is going blank on the other. Both are great though.

Jeffrey Scott said...

These are some great sounding books to read. Roller Girl, Brown Girl Dreaming and Adventures of Beekle sound particularly interesting.

Guilie Castillo said...

Cool list! I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read any of them... But a few caught my eye, and I'll be checking them out. Thanks for the recommendations!
Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

Romance Reader said...

Thanks for posting, some of these books look really interesting.

Claire Annette said...

I've only read two of the books on your list even though I have four of them in my "to read" pile. Thanks for the great suggestions - I'll try to add some of my own.

Toinette Thomas said...

Wow, this is a cool list. I'm new to most of these titles and will be piling onto my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

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