Book #1 of 2016 was Gary D. Schmidt's book Straw into Gold. I didn't love it like his newer books, but it wasn't bad.
Late last year I figured out how to borrow library books from the States on my Kindle. Books #2, #4 and #5 were acquired that way. I really love having this option. The books were The Truth and Other Lies, by Sascha Arango; Stella by Starlight, by Sharon M. Draper; and Did You Ever Have a Family, by Bill Clegg.
Book #3 was Depression: Looking up from the Stubborn Darkness, by Edward T. Welch. This was a useful read.
Book #6 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. My daughter's reading this in her Adolescent Lit class, so I decided to read it, too. It's sad but also entertaining, and my first read by Alexie.
Book #7 was another YA title, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, by Jenny Han. My students are going to like this one a lot, and it didn't end the way I thought it would.
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