Fifteen books down in this Printz Award winning book reading project — five of which were award winners from 2002. (OK, if I’m being honest, as I typed this, I’ve already read 3 of the 2003 books, it’s very easy for me to just keep reading, and not take the time to write about what I’ve read!)
Another eclectic batch of books — a poetry collection! A novel in free verse! An immigrant’s story (as audiobook, no less), a fantasy, and a very unreliable narrator!
With the possible exception of Freewill, none of these were a chore to read — quite the opposite. And saying that Freewill was a chore isn’t right, either. It was a compelling read, it was just so disturbing and unsettling that even after several other books and time, that one has still stayed with me, troubling me at times.
I read so many books, you probably wonder if I do remember what I’ve read, and what I think of them. It really depends. Yes, there are many books that are practically throw away — in one proverbially ear and out the other. I’ve been known to pick up books and not realize I was rereading until halfway through. Other books, though, definitely stick with me. Regardless of whether I liked them or not, many of the Printz books will most assuredly be added to the list of books that are remembered.