I'm already compiling a great reading list to chill out and refresh the soul after NaNoWriMo is over. Here's what I have planned for the month of December. Anybody read these?
Came in the mail today:
Salvage the Bones, National Book Award Winner for fiction, 2011. A 14-year-old narrator during Hurricane Katrina.
2) Chime: Y/A, also a NBA nominee. Mystery, fantasy, and witchcraft.
On my Kindle, waiting:
3) The Tiger's Wife. Another NBA nominee. Adult (?) fiction by a twentysomething Yugoslavian prodigy.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I admit to having already started this one, and I'm dying laughing. Queer teens, depression, and how not to get your heart broken.
On my bedside table, waiting:
5) Wildwood. By Decembrists singer-songwriter Colin Meloy. I've read the first few pages of this already. Narrator's baby brother is abducted by "a murder of crows" on the first page. Did you know a flock of crows is called a "murder?" Seriously. This is just my cup of tea.
Also on my bedside table, waiting:
6) A pile of New Yorkers a mile high.
Recommendations, friends? What are you planning to read, come December, 2011, to round off your year?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! And, for added inspiration, Decembrists' follies: