30. Wintertown. Oh. Hmmmm. Well. This is one of those books that I wish had been better, and I didn’t LOVE it, but at the same time, it did SOMETHING, if that makes sense. It was more than just some dumb bland churned out storyline. And the graphic novel tie in was so weird and the dynamic between the two teenagers in the book just got old. But still, it was not irredeemable.
31. American Boy. I found everyone in this book incredibly irritating, and I found myself hoping they would launch themselves off of a cliff as soon as possible.
32. The Taste of Salt. I thought this was really well written but ultimately it felt sort of clinical and it left me feeling awfully detached from the main characters.
33. Flatscreen. Boo. No.
34. Between. This was just weird, and has been done over and over lately, and much better by other people.
35. The Lions of Little Rock. I tried to love this, I did, but I think I am just not a middle grade reader because I just thought it was boring.
36. The Language of Flowers. This book made me nervous and I got really frustrated with the bad decisions the main character kept making over and over and over again, but I still really really liked it. I’m not sure why I had to wait 100 years to get it from the library request system, because it so wasn’t ALL THAT, but it was an entertaining read.
37. Beyond the Beautiful Forevers. This was so depressing. I know that this is how it is in India, but I just can only read so much about hopelessness and corruption and how nothing will ever be fixed or better before I just want to give up.
38. Gob’s Grief. Yeah, no. Way too much dippy woo woo hoo hoo for me.
39. Curveball. I have tried so hard to love these books because Janssen loves them and I feel like I should but they just do not do it for me.
40. Immortal Bird. So when I read this book I felt like there was something really weird about the father, but at the same time I felt like I shouldn’t think that this person is a giant douchebag because his child died. But, uh, this person comes across as a giant douchebag, and that basically ruined this book for me.
41. The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen. Doesn’t this book sound exciting? It was not.
42. The Scorpio Races. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that the author who wrote a three part series about werewolves would write a book about magical murdering horses who drink blood and eat human flesh, but dude. This book was just so weird. That being said, I kind of got into it after awhile. It was waaaaaay less boring than the last two wolves books. But still. Magical killing blood drinking horses. Hmmmm.
43. Article 5. This was tremendously stupid. And let me add that because I decided not to read a specific number of books this year, right around this time there was a METRIC TON of books that I read three pages of and then deemed too stupendously stupid/poorly written/absolute piffle for me to even bother with, and this book was no exception except I made it halfway through before I gave up on it and dammit I am counting it.
44. The O’Briens. I liked it. I didn’t love it, but it entertained me. It had a nice soul to it, somehow.
45. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Oh, wow. This book has my heart, it truly does. Review to come, but until then: Two thumbs up. Get it, read it, do it. Loved loved loved it. (CONFIDENTIAL TO NGS DO NOT READ.)
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