Monthly Reads: November 2017

Monthly Reads: November 2017

I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached

I Remember Beirut
by Zeina Abirached,

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Series: no
Published: January 1st 2008
Rating: necessary
Times read: 1
Recommended by: I found it in my schools library

“Nothing distinguishes memories from ordinary moments. Only later do they make themselves known, from their scars. - Chris Marker”

The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens by Brooke Hauser

The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens
by Brooke Hauser

 

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Series: no
Published: September 20th 2011
Rating: educationally energizing
Times read: 1
Recommended by: I found it on amazon when I was making a book list for Dreamers

“She thinks that charm is a form of intelligence, and she respects the intelligence.” 

Six of Crows  by Leigh Bardugo 

Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo 

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Series:  Six of Crows #1
Release date: September 29th 201
Rating: Full review of Six of Crows
Times read: 2
Recommended by: pretty much everyone who has ever read it

“When everyone knows you're a monster, you needn't waste time doing every monstrous thing."

The Raven Boys  by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys
by Maggie Stiefvater

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Series: The Raven Cycle #1
Published: September 18th 2012
Rating: life ruining
Times read: 2
Recommended by: Gillian at Writer of Wrongs

“She wasn't interested in telling other people's futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own.” 

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee 

Tash Hearts Tolstoy
by Kathryn Ormsbee 

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Series: no
Published: June 6th 2017
Rating: review to come, I swear!
Times read: 1
Recommended by: My friend Gabrielle

“If you want a chance at being happy, exist. Because yes, life can suck, but as long as you're alive, there's a chance you can be happy.”

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 

The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman 

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Series: no
Published: September 30th 2008
Rating: I just won't shut up abou this book
Times read: 5?
Recommended by: I picked it up in a bookstore in 2008

“'Name the different kinds of people,’ said Miss Lupescu. ‘Now.’
Bod thought for a moment. ‘The living,’ he said. ‘Er. The dead.’ He stopped. Then, ‘... Cats?’ he offered, uncertainly.” 

Such a cute cover

Such a cute cover

Kids Like Us
by Hilary Reyl

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Series: no
Published: November 14th 2017
Rating: I needed this
Times read: 1
Recommended by: Cait at Paperfury

"Layla says that neurotypical people project on us a lot. They think we can be happy only if we become like them. They don’t understand that the way we are is the only way we can be, like having blue eyes, or being male or female, or being human even. It’s not something we can change, Layla says, and they should stop making us try. I’m not sure what my own opinion about this is, but I think about it more than once every day."

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH  by Robert C. O'Brien

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
by Robert C. O'Brien

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Series: (Rats of NIMH #1)
Published: 1971
Rating: One of my favorite children's books
Times read: 10ish
Recommended by: I saw the film version as a little girl and found this in the library when I was about seven.

“When you’ve lived in a cage, you can’t bear not to run, even if what you’re running towards is an illusion.” 

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater 

The Dream Thieves
by Maggie Stiefvater 

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Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Release date: September 17th 2013
Rating: Full review of The Dream Thieves
Times read: 2
Recommended by: Gillian at Writer of Wrongs

“In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them. Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys.” 

Here Lies Daniel Tate
by Cristin Terrill 

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Series: no
Published: June 6th 2017
Rating: unsettling
Times read: 1
Recommended by: Cait at Paperfury

“All of my life I'd tried to be invisible, and that gave the power to everyone else.” 

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
by Dashka Slater

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Series: no
Published: October 17th 2017
Rating: whoa
Times read: 1
Recommended by: Gabrielle again

“Because I’m going to make you understand the family motto: Never let your obstacles become more important than your goal.” 

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