39-Books I Read in November & December

January 28, 2013

So, this is pretty late. What can I say, life happens.


Stolen Innocence: Triumphing Over a Childhood Broken by Abuse: A Memoir by Erin Merryn
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Free Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry by Lenore Skenazy
Untamed (House of Night #4) by P.C. Kast and Kristin Kast

The book that stood out the most for November was Stolen Innocence. I found Erin Merryn's blog one day while doing research for an essay and I knew I had to read her books. There is really no way to rate this book. It is not a work of fiction and it feels plan wrong to take someone's personal story (especially on this topic) and give it a rating. What I can say is that Erin's story inspired me so much that I basically wrote a seven page paper on her story (and got an A).
I also really enjoyed Lenore Skenazy's book. For all you helicopter parents out there (yeah, myself included) you need this!

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
Public and Private Families: An Introduction by Andrew J. Cherlin
Heavy Hands: An Introduction to the Crime of Intimate and Family Violence by
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas
The Madam by Julianna Baggott
Homeland and other Stories by Barbara Kingsolver
The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil

I read so many good books in December and I can't even choose one favorite. I guess the one's I'd recommend (out of all of them) are Smashed (memoir of a young woman's alcohol use), The Madam (about a woman whose husband practically abandons her so she opens a brothel to provide for her children, also partially based on a true story), and The Beach Street Knitting Society (totally chick lit, but so good. The characters are English and I could totes hear their accent while reading this, lol).

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