Friday Fifteen

I’m back with the second edition of Friday Fifteen, in which I review fifteen books in fifteen words or less.

1. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Good, but mostly I remember the puppy.

2. A Sick Day For Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead
One of the cutest, coziest books ever, with lovely art.

3. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Read it obsessively for a while, then found it lacking.

4. The Giver by Lois Lowry
The first book I can remember really making me think. A forever favorite.

5. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Felt more like a collection of ideas than actual characters or plot.

6. Kate’s Camp-Out (Sleepover Friends #6) by Susan Saunders
90s tween series about sleepovers. I think this one was a kind of ghost story?

7. The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole
This book taught me about mass vs. weight. Miss Frizzle’s class meets the universe.

8. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
The novelization of the history of philosophy. Awesome, but the end got really weird.

9. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The second book to make me cry. More sadness about puppies.

10. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
The first in a series. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle helps parents manage their obnoxious kids, hilarity ensues.

11. The Ghost in the Attic (Haunting with Louisa #1) by Emily Cates
Non-scary ghost tale with a historical fiction twist. The only one I read in the series.

12. The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes by Ted Allen
Impressed my family with Allen’s recipes. Not too hard, but not too basic either.

13. Jacob I Have Loved by Katherine Paterson
Read this a lot, but I wanted to shake Louise and punch Caroline. Patterns understands isolation.

14. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Chilling and captivating. I liked this way better than Capote’s short fiction.

15. The Best American Travel Writing 2006 by Tim Cahill and Jason Wilson
First foray into travel writing. Now terrified to sail alone (not that I planned to).

I didn’t get to finish The Fault in Our Stars for the Friday Fifteen, but I might end up giving that a full review instead. Or I’ll save it for next week. Either way, feel free to share your own fifteen-word reviews in the comments.

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  1. Carrie says:

    I really liked The Giver and I remember reading Mrs. Piggle Wiggle in elementary school. It was a favorite. I’m looking forward to reading The Fault in Our Stars.

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