2018-2019 40 Book Challenge

June 2018 - Getting ready for the new school year and vowing to make my 40 this year!  I want to congratulate Mrs. Eberlein, Ms. Greene, Miss Dalley (she passed us all!) and  Ms. Tena, who also joined us this year and beat me!  The librarian reads fewer books than everyone else!  How's that for irony?
July 2019 - I have to admit this year was a tough one for me.  I read some harder selections this year, and fell pretty far short of my 40.  Again, titles with an asterisk are available at the NES library. But here's what I did read:

1. The Chemist - Stephenie Meyer   The same lady who wrote Twilight - but VERY different
2. *The Skin I'm In - Sharon G. Flake
3. The Witness -Nora Roberts
4. *Wonder - R.J. Polacio
5. Chasing the Night - Iris Johansen
6. Birthright - Nora Roberts
7. Eve - Iris Johansen
8. Quinn - Iris Johansen
9. Bonnie - Iris Johansen
10. Cocoon - David Saperstein - pretty different from the movie, but very good.
11. Me Before You - Jojo Moyes - haven't seen the movie yet
12. Waiting - Ha Jin - terrible-sad-tragic book
13. *Love, Life, and the List - Kasie West
14. Guerilla Radio: Rock n' Roll Radio and Serbia's Underground Resistance - Matthew Collin
15. The Revenant - Michael Punke - not even sure whoever wrote the screenplay for the movie read this book!!!
16. Charles Kuralt's America - Charles Kuralt
17. Brooklyn - Colm Toibin - very close to the movie.
18. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach - funny, strange, and interesting
19: A Man Called Ove - Fredrick Backman - the movie was also good
20. The Shipping News - Annie Proulx - never saw the movie, may have to put it on my queue.
21. The Pilot's Wife - Anita Shreve - 
22. *The Strange Case of Origami Yoda - Tom Angleberger
23. Deep Survival - Laurence Gonzalez - wow!  How and why people survive or die during a crisis
24. Rebellion - Nora Roberts
25. The Lake House - Kate Morton - not the same as the movie with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock - but GOOD!
26. In From the Cold - Nora Roberts
27. Playing the Odds - Nora Roberts