Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bookish Girlishness

I'm doing it again. I've mentioned several times before how, over the years, one of my preferred easy-reading genres (alongside murder mysteries) has become YA novels. Every time I read one I think the same thing: man, I wish there were books like this when I was a teenaged girl! And then I immediately want to read another one. As if I can retroactively get my fill. Which is a little bit like thinking I should eat too much turkey this Thanksgiving because last year I didn't put enough on my plate. But what the heck--there are relatively few self-indulgent pleasures so harmless and benign as this one. You know you're a nerd when even your vices are bookish.

Anyhow, here's what I've been reading just lately: This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki, Sisters by Raina Telgemeier, and Mermaid in Chelsea Creek by Michelle Tea. All highly recommended.

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