Still conflicted on this book. It just wasn’t quite what I wanted.
Rumors – Anna Godbersen
I LOVED this series. I am DYING for the last one to come out!
Envy – Anna Godbersen
This one is not quite as good as the first two, but still fun.
This is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year.
This Lullaby – Sarah Dessen
I will never stop loving Sarah Dessen
Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
Probably my least favorite of her books, except maybe That Summer.
Twenty Boy Summer – Sarah Ockler
This book was a crushing disappointment.
The Finishing Touches – Hester Browne
Fine, but forgettable.
One Lonely Degree – C.K. Kelly Martin
Bleck, too depressing.
There are not words to show my devotion.
Feathers – Jacqueline Woodson
This book fell a bit flat for me; I need to read one of her other books.
The Lemonade War – Jacqueline Davies
Not my favorite either. The Massachusetts Children’s Book Award and I got off to a bit of a rocky start.
Another Faust – Daniel Nayeri
Too weird. Just. . .too weird.
When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead
A book I meant to write about – funny, smart, and completely engrossing. Clearly, I never did, though.
This one deserved the hype. I feel oddly awesome to have finally read it.
Small Steps – Louis Sachar
This is a rather flat follow-up to the absolutely amazing Holes.
Another one that had me frantically Googling the release date of the sequel.
Fairy Tale – Cyn Balog
Tried too hard.
I still cannot believe I managed to read this whole book.
Downtown Chic: Designing Your Dream Home: from Wreck to Ravishing – Robert Novogratz
I want a garage door in my kitchen.
Twenties Girl – Sophie Kinsella
Maybe my favorite Sophie Kinsella now. I kept forcing Bart to listen to me read parts aloud, while I HOWLED with laughter.
Practice Makes Perfect – Julia James
Romance. Definitely romance.
I need to read something else by him, since this book was phenomenal.
Valley of Fire – Janet Cox
Total Mormon chick-lit. Loved every page.
Fade to Blue – Sean Beaudoin
This book was so weird. As in, I literally had no idea what had happened when I closed the book. I was just so glad it was done.
Just as good the second time. I can’t wait to read Catching Fire to Bart.
This book was just marvelous. It deserves the hype it’s getting.
Once Was Lost – Sara Zarr
A terrific Sara Zarr book – maybe my favorite so far.
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
Bless you people who tuld me you hated this book too. I feel so much less alone.
Richard Peck, your books are just too good for words. Not that that stops me. I forgive you for telling teachers to pass out vocab lists when they read aloud.
Princess Ben: Being a Wholly Truthful Account of her Various Discoveries and Misadventures, Recounted to the Best of her Recollection, in Four Parts – Catherine Gilbert Murdock
This book dragged on and on. It gave me no hint of how awesome her other books would be.
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie – David Lubar
A fun audio book. Kind of cheesy.
Dairy Queen – Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Holy cow, I loved this book (pun unintended but appreciated).
Swindle – Gordon Korman
My students LOVED this book. A total winner.
The Off Season – Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Even BETTER than the first one. I am shaking with excitement about the third one.
So lovely. So glad to have read it.
Judy Moody – Megan McDonald
I can see why these are popular – very cute and fun.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo
I was biased against this book going in, but it won me over in spite of myself. Darling.
Billy the Fish – Charlie James
Funnyish but too weird and didn’t have a strong enough plot.
Flygirl – Sherri L. Smith
Great YA historical fiction.
Goldengrove – Francine Prose
Much different and better than I expected.
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus – Barbara Park
Having been around elementary schoul students for a month now, this book rings pretty true.
The Fairy-Tale Detectives – Michael Buckley
I so wanted to love this. Instead I just liked it.
The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
Bizarre, but semi-charming.