2018 Reshaping My Mind

Reading books reshapes our brains. They affect how we think and leave deposits of thought and information. We are different for having read a book. Of course I can't remember what I've read unless I write it down. Even these ideas about reshaping came from an article I read, but I didn't write down where or when...

Thanks to the middle schooler who said, "That should be a blog." Here is my simple journal of books I've read each month. The home page is a list. Each month has my comments on subsequent pages.

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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

J is for Judgement by Sue Grafton

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Bad Guys Intergalactic Gas (Book 5) by Aaron Blabey

Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

Spy School: Secret Service by Stuart Gibbs

Sink or Swim by Steve Watkins

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7) by Alan Bradley

Still Life by Louise Penny

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley

Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (Discworld 1)

A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (#7)

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (#6)

Hardcore TwentyFour by Janet Evanovich

The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh

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The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown


A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny (#2)

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (Scycth #2)

The Disappeared by C J Box

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T Lamana

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

Coffin Scarcely Used by Colin Watson

The Guernsey Literary Society and Potato Peel Pie by Mary Ann Schaffer

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (#8)


The Secrets of Solace by Jaleigh Johnson

How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

The Long way Home by Louise Penny #10

Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny #11

Tool of War by Paolo Bacigalupi

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Great Reckoning by Louise Penny #12

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

The Player King by Avi

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller


I'm just No Good at Rhyming...by Chris Harris and Lane Smith

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

78 Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

21 Days (Daniel Pitt #1) by Anne Perry

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

The Traitor's Game by Jennifer Nielsen


The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce #9) by Alan Bradley

No Pretty Pictures: a Child of War by Anita Lobel

1st to Die (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson

Out of the Wild Night by Blue Balliett

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Wax by Gina Damico

Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard (CCBA)

Not if I save you First by Ally Carter


Trials of Apollo: the Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta (CCBA)

Rebound by Kwame Alexander (prequel of sorts to Crossover)

The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King by Max Brallier

Ascent by Roland Smith

Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs

Restart by Gordon Korman

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Hatched: the Enchanted Files by Bruce Coville

Trolled: the Enchanted Files #3 by Bruce Coville

Supergifted by Gordon Korman

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell


Dirt by Denise Gosliner Orenstein

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Sunker's Deep by Lian Tanner

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Sound and the Furry by Spenser Quinn

Homeland by Cory Doctorow

91-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Max's Story by W Bruce Cameron

The Creature of the Pines (Unicorn REscue Society #1) by Adam Gidwitz

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

The Basque Dragon (Unicorn Rescue Society #2) by Adam Gidwitz

Grit by Angela Duckworth

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks


Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen

Murder House by James Patterson

Cherub: the Recruit by Robert Muchamore

Grenade by Alan Gratz

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis


Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry

Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand