What would I do without books? I often feel like I don’t have enough time to read all the books on my list and I start to panic. Then, I remind myself, it’s not an assignment I have to finish. It’s purely for my enjoyment and to open my mind to other worlds and perspectives. And then I continue on reading.
Read All Day: January
1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold ??????
Murderers are not monsters, they’re men. And that’s the most frightening thing about them.
2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman ????????
Now you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.
3. Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me) by Gary Janetti ??????
Don’t worry about being normal. It’s an awful thing to aspire to.
4. Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2) by Lois Lowry ????????
Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none.
5. So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta ??????
Bitch, stop wasting time fearing the worst! Living through the worst is never as hard as fearing it. Fight the fear and go do what you gotta do. That’s what you came here for.
6. Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson ??????
I started to care less about the future. I cared more about making the present tolerable. And time passed.
7. Whisper Network by Chandler Baker ??????
We followed the recipe and set the timer for eighteen months and figured by then, the glass ceiling would have shattered under the weight of all the world’s leaning women.
8. Messenger (The Giver, #3) by Lois Lowry ????????
Things seem more when you’re little. They seem bigger, and distances seem farther.
9. The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion ??????
It is a sign of intelligence to recognize our limitations and of maturity to seek help when required.
10. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin ????????
Sunset Towers faced east and had no towers.
Now, Go. See. Do.