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Dear Friend,

As I told you recently, I dropped Spanish in favor of taking Young Adult Literature! For this class we are being asked to write Book Blogs on what we are reading, and seeing how I already blog on my own, I’ve decided to incorporate these book blogs by using them as my series for the semester. So at least once a week, you’ll be seeing my homework assignments essentially, in the form of posts about my reading. Rather than placing them in the regular category for series posts, I will be filing them under the new category of “Books” where I will be placing this post as well. I will be reading at least 20 books this semester and the list I’m currently planning on reading is below:

  1. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. By The Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead- Julie Anne Peters
  3. Chasing Redbird- Sharon Creech
  4.  (Undecided)
  5. Ender’s Game- Orson Scott Card
  6. Stargirl- Jerry Spinelli
  7. Fallen- Lauren Kate
  8. Almost Perfect- Brian Katcher
  9. (I’m not sure of title) – Suggested book from Sue about a girl with Cerebral Palsy, I’ll let you know when I know what it’s called.
  10. Maus: A Survivors Tale- Art Spigelman
  11. Crank- Ellen Hopkins
  12. Feed- M.T. Anderson
  13. Evil Genius- Catherine Jinks
  14. (Undecided) – Young Adult Nonfiction (this is a hard category for me to fill, I’m not sure why)
  15. (Undecided) – Something with religious themes (This is also hard, probably because I don’t particularly want to read about Christianity, but it seems easier to find books with a Christian  theme)
  16. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes- Chris Crutcher
  17. Uglies- Scott Westerfield
  18. The Host- Stephanie Meyers
  19. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy- Douglas Adams
  20. The Gospel According to Larry- Janet Tashjian
  21. The Future of Us- Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
  22. Others!!!

I’m looking for suggestions, especially where I’ve indicated that I’m struggling, and just Young Adult books you have found to be read worthy.

Lots of Love, Mandi Jo