BOOKS I'VE READ (2016)
A work in progress.
- •Brain on Fire by Susannah CahalanThis was insane and fascinating, but terrified me.
- •Gabi, Girl in Pieces by Isabel QuinteroLOVED THIS. A really good YA read and I recommend it to the girls in my class. Funny, well written, and covers so many important issues teens face.
- •Modern Romance by Aziz AnsariNot what you would expect from a comedian! A real investigation into how dating and romantic love has changed, but also written is his humorous voice. Interesting.
- •Literacy Strategies 4-12 by Karen Tankersley'Cuz you know, I'm a teacher.
- •Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnI read this a million years after everyone else, but HOLY CRAP I SEE WHAT THE HYPE WAS ABOUT. I feel like my brain is still shattered from this.
- •Sharp Objects by Gillian FlynnNot Gone Girl, but equally awesome. How does she come up with these stories?? And I like to think I'm good at figuring out the "who-dun-it" type stuff, but it's never what you think.
- •Dark Places by Gillian FlynnI would like Gillian to write more books please.
- •Palo Alto by James FrancoShort stories that are all slightly connected by the kids living in Palo Alto. I liked it much more by the end than I did at first.
- •Catching Readers Before They Fall by Johnson & KeierBecause you've gotta throw in some educational reading. I was slightly let down by this book. The title is misleading.
- •The Lost Symbol by Dan BrownYou can't go wrong with Dan Brown. Always a thriller you can't put down and I love learning the history he includes.
- •Inferno by Dan BrownProbably my favorite book by him. It makes you really think. You also sympathize with the antagonist. At least I did. Though insane, he's not wrong. A little scary because I think it's true.
- •The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownA re-read but I was on a roll with his books. I read it so long ago, and I forgot a lot of what it was really about.
- •Uganda Be Kidding Me - Chelsea HandlerShe is so funny. And honest. I love her.