(Old) Bayou Book Girl Reviews

Things I've read and absolutely loved (maybe hated) in no particular order, I'll be writing reviews for them shortly (if the review is unfinished, don't worry- I'll be back to complete it):


  1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; by Maya Angelou. 1969. The "fictional" story of a young southern girl- beginning pre civil rights era, written by Angelou and based on her own life.  I thought the story was very well written and inspirational, but a hard read knowing that the things happening to the character really happened to the author.  I really liked this, though at times I found
  2. The Kite Runner; by Khaled Hosseini.
  3. Of Mice and Men; by John Steinbeck.
  4. Go Ask Alice; by Anonymous. March 5, 1971.
  5. The Catcher in the Rye; by J.D. Salinger. July 16, 1951.
  6. Harry Potter Series; by J.K. Rowling.  7
  7. The Hunger Games Trilogy; by Suzanne Collins
  8. Trifles; Susan Glaspell. August 8, 1916. Technically a play, but still a good read in the feminist genre.
  9. The Awakening; by Kate Chopin. 1899. Another one in the feminist genre, but an excellent read.  Starting in Grand Isle, LA and moving to the main scene in New Orleans, the story follows Edna Pontellier as she finds herself, or rather "awakens" to who she is.  It was a bit of a read being as short as it is, but well worth it, especially if you like actually thinking while you read over mindless reading.  Plenty of 
  10. Anansi Boys; by Neil Gaiman
  11. The Graveyard Book; by Neil Gaiman
  12. Odd and the Frost Giants; by Neil Gaiman
  13. American Gods; by Neil Gaiman
  14. Graceling; by Kristen Cashore
  15. Vittorio; the Vampire
  16. Pandora
  17. The Giver; by Lois Lowry
  18. Son; by Lois Lowry
  19. Gathering Blue; by Lois Lowry
  20. Messenger; by Lois Lowry
  21. Gossamer; by Lois Lowry
  22. Number the Stars; by Lois Lowry
  23. The Bell Witch: An American Haunting; Brent Monahan
  24. The Stand; by Stephen King
  25. The House of the Scorpion; by Nancy Farmer
  26. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm; by Nancy Farmer
  27. The Last Olympian; by Rick Riordan
  28. The lightning Thief; by Rick Riordan
  29. The Battle of the Labyrinth; by Rick Riordan
  30. The Sea of Monsters; by Rick Riordan
  31. The Titans Curse; by Rick Riordan
  32. Heart-Shaped Box; by Joe Hill
  33. The Lovely Bones; by Alice Sebold
  34. The Almost Moon; by Alice Sebold
  35. Buried
  36. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  37. The Girl Who Played With Fire
  38. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  39. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
  40. The Hunger Games
  41. Catching Fire
  42. Mockingjay
  43. The Prisoner in the Oak
  44. Lady of Avalon
  45. The Mists of Avalon
  46. Priestess of Avalon
  47. The Book on the Bookshelf; Henry Potroski
  48. The Body Project; Joan Jacobs Brumberg
  49. The Story of Libraries; Fred Lerner

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