Tell Me What to Read: Round 3 (and a Giveaway!)

It’s the first day of school for me! I probably could not be more excited.

In the meantime, while I’m off teaching about the Caldecott award, how to use the Dewey Decimal System, and reading aloud until my voice disappears, please leave me your suggestions for Tell Me What to Read, Round 3!

It can be any genre, any age level, and have been published last week or three hundred years ago. You can pick it because it’s a book that everyone should read or because it changed your life or because it is great literature or just because it entertained you. You can DEFINITELY suggest the same book you suggested last month.

Here’s how it goes:

  1. Comment with the title of one book you think I should read (any book you want). One title only, please, lest my brain explode.
  2. Tomorrow, I’ll select one comment at random.
  3. On the off-chance that I’ve already read the book you select, I’ll contact you and ask for a follow-up suggestion (make sure there is a way to contact you either by blog or email).
  4. I’ll get a copy of the book and read it by the end of September.
  5. I’ll write a review of it here. Even if I hate the book, I will not hate you.

And. . .go!

But wait, before you go, yesterday, I reviewed A Season of Gifts, and I have an extra advance reader copy of it that I’m giving away. Go comment on this post if you want to throw your name in the ring.

Happy Tuesday!

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  1. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer. I lover Heyer's books–the next best thing to Jane Austen. They are fun, hilarious, and wonderfully entertaining. If by chance, you have read The Grand Sophy, you could read another title. She was prolific as well. 😉

  2. My favorite childrens book of all time is Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. Her illustrations are gorgeous and I have a signed copy!

  3. I was hoping you would do this again because I've been thinking you should read A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It's one of my ALL TIME favorites. Sort of a YA but then not. I think you'd love it.

  4. Parallel Jouneys by Eleanor Ayers. A fascinating book that follows two young adults through Nazi Germany. One is a Jewish woman who flees Germany, but is eventually captured and sent to a concentration camp. The second story line follows a young German boy who joins Hitler's Youth and worships his country and its military strength. Fascinating and true stories. These two individuals eventually meet in the USA and now lecture together.

  5. I'm going for a repeat of last month: Amy's Eyes, by Richard Kennedy. I first read it in 2nd grade and it has been a favorite ever since.

  6. East by Edith Pattou OR Sun & Moon, Ice & Snow by Jessica Day George. (Both are retellings of the same fairy tale and I really liked both of them.)

  7. Oh and I LOVE Miss Rumphius. That's one that I remember my mom reading to me and when I have a big yard I'm going to plant lupines.

  8. Love Carly Jane's book. That was one of my all time favorites as well…
    My suggestion this month is
    The Hiding Place
    by Corrie Ten Boom

  9. Master and Commander by Patrick Obrian. According to the NYTimes, the best historical fiction ever written. Tough but rewarding. This is the first of a long series and you might recall they made a movie of this first book with Russell Crowe.

  10. I suggest Summer Sisters by Judy Blume. Mostly because I'm leading a discussion of it over at Very Bookish and I want people to read along!

  11. I'm late to the party, but I just finished the first book in the Fablehaven series (called Fablehaven itself!) and loved it. Maybe you've already read it or the others in the series, but it was really a quick and fun read.

  12. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins-it's about beets, aroma and love…and some time travel thrown in as well!

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