This was not the best reading month numbers-wise, but much of what I read was absolutely fantastic. Also I’m pretty sure that in compiling this list I missed a couple.

In choosing these top picks, I did not consider any of the Harry Potter books as my excitement over them probably would have taken all the top spots. Know that they are all (especially Deathly Hallows) fabulous!!!!

I was unable to pick a top book out my favorites, but here’s the list of my favorite eight books: Gentle’s Holler; Prep; Outside the Box; Evolution, Me And Other Freaks of Nature; Book of a Thousand Days; Dragon Slippers; Secret Society Girl; and The Kings Are Already Here. Read them all!!

And here’s my reading list. Except for the Harry Potter rereads, you’ll see the rating out of five stars next to the title. Remember: Five stars is new favorite, four is awesome, three is pretty good, two is kinda sucky, one is absolutely terrible.

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld *****

Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E Pearson ****1/2

Ana’s Story by Jenna Bush *

The Cobra King of Kathmandu by PB Kerr ***1/2

The Quantum Prophecy 01: The Awakening by Michael Carroll ***

Outside the Box by Dan Allosso *****

Harmless by Dana Reinhardt ****

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (reread)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (reread)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (reread)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (reread)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (reread)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows *****

How Ya Like Me Now? by Brendan Halpin ****

Mob Princess: For Love and Money by Todd Strasser ***1/2

Under The Rose by Diana Peterfreund ****

Gentle’s Holler by Kerry Madden *****

A Portrait of Pia by Marisabina Russo ****

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale *****

Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty ****

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George *****

The Kings are Already Here by Garret Freymann-Weyr *****

Evolution, Me, And Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande *****

Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund *****

What I Meant… by Marie Lamba ****