Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Reading List 2013

Here's an archived copy of my reading list for this year. I'll be keeping up the new list here: http://mlisunderstanding.blogspot.com/p/reading-list.html

I would recommend the bolded titles with enthusiasm, and I enjoyed the italicized titles but probably wouldn't read them again.

1. Send Me Work, by Katherine Karlin
2. With Fate Conspire, by Marie Brennan
3. Make Lemonade, by Virginia Euwer Wolff
4. Family Wanted: Stories of Adoption, edited by Sara Holloway
5. Bloodhound, by Tamora Pierce
6. Mastiff, by Tamora Pierce
7. The Girls Who Went Away, by Ann Fessler
8. The Silent Boy, by Lois Lowry
9. Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption, by Barbara Katz Rothman
10. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
10.5.* The Open Adoption Experience, by Lois Ruskai Melina and Sharon Kaplan Roszia
11. The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant, by Dan Savage
12. The Third Choice: A Woman's Guide to Placing a Child for Adoption, by Leslie Foge and Gail Moscone
12.5.* The Sight, by David Clement-Davies
13. Bringing Up Geeks, by Marybeth Hicks
14. A Dangerous Promise, by Joan Lowery Nixon
15. Sweet Like Sugar, by Wayne Hoffman
16. The Ice Cream Girls, by Dorothy Koomson
17. The Big Cat Nap, by Rita Mae Brown
17.5.* We Are Taking Only What We Need, by Stephanie Powell Watts
18. Little Farm in the Ozarks, by Roger Lea MacBride
19. Messenger, by Lois Lowry
20. Glory Be, by Augusta Scattergood
21. Circle of Love, by Joan Lowery Nixon
22. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
[Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott]
23. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan
24. Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America, by Jay Mathew
25. Dear Birthmother, by Kathleen Silber
26. Mission of Honor, by David Weber
[Squire, by Tamora Pierce]
[Lady Knight, by Tamora Pierce]
27. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
[Anne of the Island, by L.M. Montgomery]
[Anne's House of Dreams, by L.M. Montgomery]
28. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
29. Little House in Brookfield, by Maria D. Wilkes
[These Happy Golden Years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder]
29.5.* Pueblo Summer, by Linda McGinnis
30. The Darling Strumpet, by Gillian Bagwell
[On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder]
31. One Small Boat: The Story of a Little Girl, Lost Then Found, by Kathy Harrison
32. Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams, by Alfred Lubrano
33. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart
34. Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen
35. Kindred, by Octavia Butler
36. Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families -- and America, by Adam Pertman
37. Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World, by Gloria G. Rodriguez
38. Hotel Babylon: Inside the Extravagance and Mayhem of a Luxury Five-Star Hotel, by Anonymous and Imogen Edwards-Jones
[Redliners, by David Drake]
39. Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace, by Ricardo Semler
40. Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy, by Grace Chang
41. Redoubt, by Mercedes Lackey
42. How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between), by Mei-Ling Hopgood
43. Belle du Jour: Diary of an Unilkely Call Girl, by Anonymous
43.5.* Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, by Greg Epstein
44. The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home, by Arlie Hochschild
45. The Weight of Water, by Anita Shreve
46. And Then They Were Nuns, by Susan J. Leonardi
47. The Favored Child, by Philippa Gregory
48. Looking for Jake, by China Mieville
49. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
49.5.* Henry's Sisters, by Cathy Lamb
50. Bloodroot, by Amy Greene
50.5.* Wifework: What Marriage Really Means for Women, by Susan Maushart
51. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
52. The Selection, by Kiera Cass
53. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman
54. True Believer, by Virginia Euwer Wolff
55. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher
56. The Mighty Miss Malone, by Christopher Paul Curtis
57. The Other Half of My Heart, by Sundee T. Frazier
58. Code Name: Verity, by Elizabeth Wein
59. Dreams of Home, by Linda McGinnis
60. A Lion to Guard Them, by Clyde Robert Bulla
61. I Hunt Killers, by Barry Lyga
62. Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult
63. The Storyteller, by Jodi Picoult
64. Ash, by Malinda Lo
65. Native Tongue, by Suzette Haden Elgin
66. Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, by Shannon Hayes
67. Everyday Acts Against Racism: Raising Children in a Multiracial World, edited by Maureen T. Reddy
68. Naamah's Kiss, by Jacqueline Carey
69. Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee
69.5.* Storm from the Shadows, by David Weber
70. The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom
71. Class Matters, by correspondents of the New York Times
72. Free to Be... You and Me and Free to Be... a Family, by Marlo Thomas & Friends
72.5.* The Judas Rose, by Suzette Haden Elgin
73. Article 5: Compliance is Mandatory, by Kristen Simmons
74. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, by Peter Menzel
[Tom's Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce]
75. The List, by Siobhan Vivian
[Red Ridin' in the Hood and Other Cuentos, by Patricia Santos Marcantonio]
76. Just Listen, by Sarah Dessen
77. The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen
78. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
79. A Certain October, by Angela Johnson
80. Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World, by Kelly Coyne & Erik  Knutzen
81. Black Like Me, by John Howard Griffin
82. This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, by Marilyn Johnson
83. The Elite, by Keira Cass
84. Steadfast, by Mercedes Lackey
85. This is US: The New All-American Family, by David Marin
86. The Game, by Barry Lyga
87. Out of the Easy, by Ruta Sepetys
88. Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, by Richard Rodriguez
89. Our Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism, by John A. Buehrens & F. Forrester Church
90. Switched, by Amanda Hocking
91. Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000, by Dolores Hayden
92. Torn, by Amanda Hocking
93. A Girl from Yamhill, by Beverly Cleary
94. Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson
95. Soul Enchilada, by David Macinnis Gill
96. The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness
[Daja's Book, by Tamora Pierce]
97. Fever, by Mary Beth Keane
98. My Own Two Feet, by Beverly Cleary
99. The Tragedy Paper, by Elizabeth Laban
100. Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, by Maria Semple
100.5.* Girls' Night Out: Twenty-Nine Female Vampire Stories, selected by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, and Martin H. Greenberg
100.75.Quaint, Cute, Hungry, and Romantic: The Aesthetics of Consumerism, by Daniel Harris
101. Conspiracy in Death, by J.D. Robb
102. Another Place at the Table, by Kathy Harrison
[Bolo! by David Weber]
[First Comes Love, by Marion Winik]
103. Twilight Children: Three Voices No One Heard Until a Therapist Listened, by Torey Hayden
104. Murphy's Boy, by Torey L. Hayden
104.5.* Parlor Games, by Maryka Biaggio
105. The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan
[Mister God, This is Anna, by Fynn]
106. The Color Master, by Aimee Bender
107. Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven, by Lauren Oliver
108. The Homeschooling Handbook, by Mary Griffith
109. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows
110. The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families, by Mary Pipher
111. Little Town at the Crossroads, by Maria D. Wilkes 
112. The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System, by Youth Communication
113. Counting on Grace, by Elizabeth Winthrop
114. Is This Tomorrow, by Caroline Leavitt
115. Mama's Child, by Joan Steinau Lester
116. Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools, by Jonathan Kozol
117. Frugal Living for Dummies, by Deborah Taylor-Hough
117.5.* The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption, by Kathryn Joyce
118. Come Rain or Come Shine: A White Parent's Guide to Adopting and Parenting Black Children, by Rachel Garlinghouse
119. Mrs. Kimble, by Jennifer Haigh
119.5.Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis
120. The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, by Katie Couric
121. Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping, by Judith Levine
122. Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson
123. Forge, by Laurie Halse Anderson
124. Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, by Anne Lamott
125. Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology: Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy, by Steven Savile
126. City of Orphans, by Avi
127. Beautiful Child, by Torey Hayden
128. The Sea Captain's Wife, by Beth Powning
129. Circle of Magic: Sandry's Book, by Tamora Pierce
130. Circle of Magic: Tris's Book, by Tamora Pierce
131. Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, by Ellen Datlow
131.5.* David, by Ray Robertson
132. A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly
133. The Imposter Bride, by Nancy Richler
133.5.* At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson
134. The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout
135. Beginnings, by David Weber and others
136. Bastion, by Mercedes Lackey
136.5.* The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkas
137. Gap Creek, by Robert Morgan
138. The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
139. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
139.5.* I'll Be Damned If I'll Die in Oakland: A Sort of Travel Memoir, by Al Martinez
140. Love Song for Baby X: How I Stayed (Almost) Sane on the Rocky Road to Parenthood, by Cheryl Dumesnil
141. The Longings of Wayward Girls, by Karen Brown
142. The Other Child, by Charlotte Link
[The Scottish Prisoner, by Diana Gabaldon]

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