As usual, there were many many good suggestions. Every time I compile the list for the month, I think “I need to read all of these!” As if my reading list wasn’t long enough already.
Anyway, the book of the month is The Girl With the Silver Eyes, suggested by Lisa from Books Lists Life.
- The Gerbil Farmer’s Daughter by Holly Robinson (Mad Hadder)
- The Zookeeper’s Wifeby Diane Ackerman (Jenn)
- Follow the River by James Alexander Thom (Laura Muir)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson (Shelly)
- The King’s Flower by Mitsumasa Anno (RA)
- Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (Lexiloo)
- Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Sherry)
- The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (Carly Jane)
- The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett (Kelly J)
- The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (Saskia Tielens)
- Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton (Heidikins)
- 11 Birthdaysby Wendy Mass (Brianna Soloski)
- Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel (Karmacoy)
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Jenae and Sara)
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Ang)
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Laura)
- Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald (Sammy)
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Becca)
- Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Murrillier (Science Teacher Mommy and Angiegirl)
- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Stacy)
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (Suey)
- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (Jenny)
- Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting by Michael Perry (Karen DV)
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Katie and Yankee Girl)
- The Opposite of Love: A Novel by Julie Buxbaum (J)
- The Goats by Brock Cole (Jessica)
- Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Alison Stewart)
- Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell (Miri)
- The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (Sara Millett)
- These is my Words by Nancy Turner (Mom)
- The Girl With the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts (Lisa)
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Merry)
- My Life in France by Julia Child (Heather)
- Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (Zillah)
- A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins (Kimberly)
- Jack Tumor by Anthony McGowan (Kelly)
Of these, I’ve read only three, two of which I’ve reviewed in the past.
- The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Review here)
- Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell (Review here)
And, here we go again! I’ll let you know in a few weeks what I thought of this month’s book.
Yay!! Now I just hope it's as good as I remember, it's been a long long time since I read it. It could very well be one of those books that are significantly less charming as an adult.
Hey, I read this when I was small. Liked it.
Hey I was just thinking about this book! I was noticing how my eyes are a bland hazel color right now, wishing they were silver and I could do cool stuff like her. Hope it is as good as I remember (I was probably 8 or 9 when I read it).
I will have to send you a copy of MY book and then I can cut in line.
Science Teacher Mommy says
I read your pick about 8 times in the 5th grade. I spent weeks trying to move things WITH MY MIND. Usually it was the light switch in my room after I'd stayed up too late reading . . .
Carly Jane says
I just knew you would have read House on Mango street. I'm going to have to get more creative. I think you've read (or been currently reading) every single thing I've recommended. My thinking cap's on for next time!