Monday, August 22, 2011

Listless Monday, Which Direction Edition

Listless Monday was inspired by both Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity's feature Books by Theme and Court at Once Upon a Bookshelf's Listed feature.  Be sure to check out their lists!

Paper TownsNorth of BeautifulAntarctica Journeys to the South Pole

I think it only appropriate to have a list of books that speak of direction or looking or finding.  We are often trying to find our way in our teenage and young adult years (and beyond).  So, here are some titles that speak to finding what direction to go.

Which Direction?

Antarctica: Journeys to the South Pole by Walter Dean Myers

At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
East by Edith Pattou
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Various
Emperors of the Ice by Richard Farr
Far North by Will Hobbs
Flying South by Laura Malone
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Miles Between by Mary Pearson
Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Lily of the West by L.A. Meyer

North by Donna Jo Napoli
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

North by Night by Katherine Ayres
North of Beautiful
 by Justina Chen Headley
Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman
Paper Towns by John Green

Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren
The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong
The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan
South by Southeast by Anthony Horowitz

Stealing South by Katherine Ayres
The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West by Sid Fleischman

True North by Kathryn Lasky
West to the Land of Plenty by Jim Murphy
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Any additions?

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  1. It never ceases to amaze me how many of these themed books you can come up with. I can never think of any to add.

  2. Wow. What a great list! I just finished (and loved) Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. I also loved North of Beautiful. I can't think of any additions either.

  3. Jenny, I like to search library catalogs :)

    LinWash, thank you!


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