reading list


I’m posting a reading round-up of the month over at Facebook. This includes a list of all sixty-one books read in February, as well as some general thoughts and some more numbers (such as average reading time per book). You should be able to view it here. Let me know if the link doesn’t work, though.

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In February, I read twenty-four books. That’s five short of the twenty-nine required to average one a day for the month, and my total in 2008 for January and February is only thirty-nine of sixty books. I am going to have to do a lot of catching up on school breaks!

Anyway, that said, last month, I read some awesome books.

Only two were non-fiction: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and Not Quite What I Was Planning. The other twenty-two were fiction.

One was read for English class (The Great Gatsby) and one was research for a school project (Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera).

I was a contributor to one of them (Not Quite What I Was Planning).

One was an anthology of short stories (Shining On) and part of its profits go to charity.

A few that particularly stood out were A Little Friendly Advice; Audrey, Wait; Good Enough; Lock and Key; Song of the Sparrow; What Happens Here; Shining On; and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.

Same deal as the Sci Fi/Fantasy nominees–I’ve read the ones in italics. There are 123, of which I’ve read 29. It’s such a great list! So many more of these titles are on either my wanted list or to-read shelf!

68 Knots
written by Evans, Michael Robert
Tanglewood Press
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A is for Angst
written by Haworth-Attard, Barbara
Harper Collins Canada
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A Swift Pure Cry
written by Dowd, Siobhan
David Fickling
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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The
written by Alexie, Sherman
Little, Brown
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Angels on Sunset Boulevard
written by de la Cruz, Melissa
Simon & Schuster
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Another Kind of Cowboy
written by Juby, Susan
HarperTeen
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Back Talk
written by Richards, Alex
Flux
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Bad Girls Club
written by Gregerson, Judy
Blooming Tree Press
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Beauty Shop for Rent
written by Bowers, Laura
Harcourt
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Before I Die *well, I’m reading this one right now, a few chapters in between cybils MG books*
written by Downham, Jenny
David Fickling
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Before, After, and Somebody In Between
written by Garsee, Jeannine
Bloomsbury
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Beige
written by Castellucci, Cecil
Candlewick
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Big Slick
written by Luper, Eric
FSG
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Billie Standish Was Here
written by Crocker, Nancy
Simon & Schuster
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Blood Brothers
written by Harazin, S.A.
Delacorte
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Bloom
written by Scott, Elizabeth
Simon Pulse
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Boy Toy
written by Lyga, Barry
Houghton Mifflin
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Boys Next Door, The
written by Echols, Jennifer
Simon Pulse
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Brothers, Boyfriends & Other Criminal Minds
written by Lurie, April
Delacorte
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Candy in Action
written by Roth, Matthue
SoftSkull Press
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Carpe Diem
written by Cornwell, Autumn
Feiwel and Friends
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Cassandra’s Sister
written by Bennett, Veronica
Candlewick
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Circle the Truth
written by Schmatz, Pat
Carolrhoda
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Converting Kate
written by Weinheimer, Beckie
Viking
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Crazy In Love
written by Mackall, Dandi Daley
Dutton
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Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy  *halfway through it, put on hold for the moment*
written by Carter, Ally
Hyperion
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Cupcake
written by Cohn, Rachel
Simon & Schuster
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Cures for Heartbreak
written by Rabb, Margo
Delacorte
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Dawn and Dusk
written by Mead, Alice
FSG
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Deadline
written by Crutcher, Chris
HarperTeen
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Diamonds in the Shadow
written by Cooney, Caroline B
Delacorte
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Does My Head Look Big In This?
written by Abdel-Fattah, Randa
Orchard Books
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Don’t Get it Twisted
written by Chase, Paula
Dafina
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Dramarama
written by Lockhart, E.
Hyperion
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Enter Three Witches
written by Cooney, Caroline B
Scholastic
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Ethan, Suspended
written by Ehrenberg, Pamela
Eerdmans
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Evil Genius
written by Jinks, Catherine
Harcourt
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Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
written by Brande, Robin
Knopf
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Finch Goes Wild
written by Janet Gingold
Windstorm Creative, Blue Works Division
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Freak Show
written by St. James, James
Dutton
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Freshman Focus
written by Sarratt, Carla
Outskirts
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Friends Unlikely
written by Alvis, Susan Smith
Amira Press
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Fringe Girl in Love
written by Frankel, Valerie
NAL Trade
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Get Well Soon
written by Halpern, Julie
Feiwel & Friends
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Girl At Sea
written by Johnson, Maureen
HarperTeen
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Glass
written by Hopkins, Ellen
Margaret K. McElderry
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Graffiti Girl
written by Parra, Kelly
MTV
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grl2grl: Short Fictions
written by Peters, Julie Anne
Little, Brown
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Head Case
written by Aronson, Sarah
Roaring Brook
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Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
written by Mass, Wendy
Little, Brown
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High Spirits
written by Salerni, Dianne
iUniverse
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Holdup
written by Fields, Terri
Roaring Brook
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How to Get Suspended and Influence People
written by Selzer, Adam
Delacorte
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How to Ruin My Teenage Life
written by Elkeles, Simone
Flux
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Hunter’s Heart
written by Green, Julia
Carolrhoda Books
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In Search of Mockingbird
written by Ellsworth, Loretta
Henry Holt
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In the Name of God
written by Jolin, Paula
Roaring Brook
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Inner Circle
written by Brian, Kate
Simon Pulse
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It’s Not About the Accent
written by Ferrer, Caridad
MTV
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Kiss & Blog
written by Noel, Alyson
St. Martin’s
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Leaving Paradise
written by Elkeles, Simone
Flux
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Lemonade Mouth
written by Hughes, Mark Peter
Delacorte
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Lessons from a Dead Girl
written by Knowles, Jo
Candlewick
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Lion Hunter
written by Wein, Elizabeth
Viking
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Long May She Reign
written by White, Ellen Emerson
Feiwel & Friends
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Love, Stargirl
written by Spinelli, Jerry
Knopf
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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
written by Zevin, Gabrielle
FSG
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Mistik Lake
written by Brooks, Martha
FSG
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Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List
written by Cohn, Rachel & David Levithan
Knopf
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Nature of Jade, The
written by Caletti, Deb
Simon & Schuster
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Notes on a Near-Life Experience
written by Olivia Birdsall
Delacorte
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Off Season, The
written by Murdock, Catherine Gilbert
Houghton Mifflin
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Someday this Pain Will Be Useful to You
written by Cameron, Peter
FSG
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Or Not
written by Mandabach, Brian
Flux
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Other Half of Me, The
written by Franklin, Emily
Random House
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Outside the Box
written by Allosso, Dan
iUniverse
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Pants on Fire
written by Cabot, Meg
HarperTeen
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Parrotfish
written by Wittlinger, Ellen
Simon & Schuster
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Peak
written by Smith, Roland
Harcourt
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Poison Apples, The
written by Archer, Lily
Feiwel and Friends
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Porcupine
written by Tilly, Meg
Tundra
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Prime Choice
written by Moore, Stephanie Perry
Dafina
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Princess on the Brink
written by Cabot, Meg
HarperTeen
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Quad
written by Watson, Carrie Gordon
Razorbill
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Quaking
written by Erskine, Kathryn
Philomel
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Rat Life
written by Arnold, Tedd
Dial (Penguin)
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Red Glass
written by Resau, Laura
Random
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Red Moon at Sharpsburg
written by Wells, Rosemary
Viking
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Remembering Raquel
written by Vande Velde, Vivian
Harcourt
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Revenge of the Homecoming Queen
written by Hale, Stephanie
Berkley Trade
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Revolution is Not a Dinner Party
written by Compestine, Ying Chang
Henry Holt
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Right Behind You
written by Giles, Gail
Little, Brown
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Rubber Houses
written by Yeomans, Ellen
Little, Brown
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Saving Zoe
written by Noel, Alyson
St. Martin’s Griffin
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Shark Girl
written by Bingham, Kelly
Candlewick
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Slam
written by Hornby, Nick
Putnam
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Snitch
written by van Diepen, Allison
Simon Pulse
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So Not the Drama
written by Chase, Paula
Dafina
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Something Rotten
written by Gratz, Alan
Dial
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Song of the Sparrow
written by Sandell, Lisa Ann
Scholastic
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Spell Book of Listen Taylor
written by Moriarty, Jaclyn
Arthur A. Levine
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Split Screen
written by Hartinger, Brent
HarperTeen
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Story of a Girl
written by Zarr, Sara
Little, Brown
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Strange Relations
written by Levitin, Sonia
Knopf
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Such a Pretty Girl
written by Wiess, Laura
MTV
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Tamar
written by Peet, Mal
Candlewick
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Thirteen Reasons Why
written by Asher, Jay
Razorbill
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This is What I Did
written by Ellis, Ann Dee
Little, Brown
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Tin Angel
written by Cowan, Shannon
Lobster Press
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Tips on Having a Gay (ex)Boyfriend
written by Jones, Carrie
Flux
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Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress
written by Ferraro, Tina
Delacorte
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Total Constant Order
written by Chappell, Crissa-jean
HarperTeen
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Touching Snow
written by Felin, M. Sindy
Atheneum
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Twisted
written by Anderson, Laurie Halse
Viking
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Under the Banyan Tree
written by De Palma, Toni
Holiday House
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Undercover
written by Kephart, Beth
HarperTeen
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Walking on Glass
written by Fullerton, Alma
HarperTeen
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We are SO Crashing Your Bar Mitzvah
written by Rosenbloom, Fiona
Hyperion
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Wednesday Wars, The
written by Schmidt, Gary D.
Clarion
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White Darkness, The
written by Mccaughrean, Geraldine
HarperTeen
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Wonders of the World
written by Yansky, Brian
Flux
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Zen and the Art of Faking It
written by Sonnenblick, Jordan
Scholastic
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 As regular readers know, I’m busy reading tons of books for the cybils middle grade fiction panel. I’m taking a break from today’s reading to mark which of the Fantasy/Sci Fi nominees I’ve read (they’re the ones in italics). This list is from cybils.com. I’ve read just 19 of the 94, but there are lots on there that look great & I’d love to read them in the future!

100 Cupboards
written by N.D. Wilson
Random House
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Alchemyst, The
written by Michael Scott
Random House/Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon
written by Rick Yancey
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
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Araminta Spookie 3: Frognapped
written by Angie Sage
HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
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Betrayed: A House of Night Novel
written by PC Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin
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Billy Hooten: Owlboy
written by Tom Sniegoski
Random House/Yearling
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Black Book of Secrets, The
written by F.E. Higgins
Feiwel & Friends
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Book of a Thousand Days
written by Shannon Hale
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
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Call to Shakabaz, The
written by Amy Wachspress
Woza Books
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Chaos King, The
written by Laura Ruby
HarperCollins/Eos
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Children of the 23rd Century: The Secret of the Lost Planet
written by Mel Hogan
Athena Press Ltd (UK)
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Choices
written by Deborah Lynn Jacobs
Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press
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City of Bones
written by Cassandra Clare
Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry
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Cobra King Of Kathmandu, The
written by P. B. Kerr
Scholastic/Orchard Books
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Cupid
written by Julius Lester
Harcourt Children’s Books
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Darkwing
written by Kenneth Oppel
HarperCollins/Eos
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Defect
written by Will Weaver
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Dragon Slippers
written by Jessica Day George
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
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Dragonhaven
written by Robin McKinley
Penguin/Putnam Juvenile
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Dragon’s Keep
written by Janet Lee Carey
Harcourt Children’s Books
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Dreamquake
written by Elizabeth Knox
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Eclipse
written by Stephenie Meyer
Little, Brown Young Readers
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Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
written by Lynne Jonell
Henry Holt and Co.
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Erec Rex: The Monsters of Otherness
written by Kaza Kingsley
Firelight Press
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Extras
written by Scott Westerfeld
Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse
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Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star
written by Brandon Mull
Shadow Mountain
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Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer
written by Laini Taylor
Penguin/Putnam Juvenile
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Fathom Five: The Unwritten Books
written by James Bow
Dundurn/Boardwalk Books
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First Light
written by Rebecca Stead
Random House/Wendy Lamb Books
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Flora Segunda
written by Ysabeau S. Wilce
Harcourt Children’s Books
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Fred & Anthony’s Escape from the Netherworld
written by Esile Arevamirp
Disney/Hyperion
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Ghost in Allie’s Pool, The
written by Sari Bodi
Brown Barn Books
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Giving Up the Ghost
written by Sheri Sinykin
Peachtree Publishers
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Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio, The
written by Lloyd Alexander
Henry Holt and Co
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Gray/Guardians
written by Kathy Porter
BookSurge Publishing
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
written by J. K. Rowling
Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
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Hungry Ghosts
written by Sally Heinrich
Lothian Publishing (may be an imprint of Hachette Livre Australia)
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In the Serpent’s Coils (Hallowmere)
written by Tiffany Trent
Mirrorstone
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Incarceron
written by Catherine Fisher
Hachette Livre UK/Hodder Children’s Books (UK)
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Into the Wild
written by Sarah Beth Durst
Penguin/Razorbill
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Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale
written by Holly Black
Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry
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Jackie Tempo and the Emperor’s Seal
written by Suzanne M Litrel
iUniverse
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Jinx
written by Meg Cabot
HarperCollins
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Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger
written by Lee E. Fodi
Brown Books Publishing Group
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Lady Friday (The Keys to the Kingdom)
written by Garth Nix
Scholastic Press
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Land of the Silver Apples, The
written by Nancy Farmer
Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
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Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the Want
written by Obert Skye
Shadow Mountain
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Little (Grrl) Lost
written by Charles de Lint
Penguin/Viking
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Magic and Other Misdemeanors (The Sisters Grimm)
written by Michael Buckley
Abrams/Amulet
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Marigold and the Feather of Hope
written by J. H. Sweet
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
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New Policeman, The
written by Kate Thompson
HarperCollins
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Night Tourist, The
written by Katherine Marsh
Disney/Hyperion
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Nightwalker: The Warlocks of Talverdin
written by K. V. Johansen
Orca Book Publishers
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Northlander (Tales of the Borderlands)
written by Meg Burden
Brown Barn Books
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Once Upon a Crime (The Sisters Grimm)
written by Michael Buckley
Abrams/Amulet
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Penguins of Doom, The (From the Desk of Septina Nash)
written by Greg R. Fishbone
Blooming Tree Press
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Platinum
written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Random House/Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Powers
written by Ursula K. Le Guin
Harcourt Children’s Books
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Prom Dates from Hell
written by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Random House/Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Pyre
written by James McCann
Simply Read Books
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Quest for the Elfin Elixir
written by Ami Blackford
Red Cygnet Press
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Red Spikes
written by Margo Lanagan
Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Repossessed
written by A. M. Jenkins
HarperCollins
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Return to Zandria
written by Christine Norris
LBF Books/Lachesis Publishing
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Secret of Grim Hill, The
written by Linda DeMeulemeester
Lobster Press
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Secret Zoo, The
written by Bryan Chick
Second Wish Press
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Seeing Redd (The Looking Glass Wars)
written by Frank Beddor
Penguin/Dial
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Seems, The: The Glitch in Sleep
written by John Hulme
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
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Senrid
written by Sherwood Smith
YA Angst
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Sensitive
written by Nina Wright
Flux
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Seventh Chair, The
written by Ann Keffer
iUniverse
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Silenced, The
written by James Devita
HarperCollins/Eos
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Silver World
written by Cliff McNish
Lerner Publishing/Carolrhoda Books
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Skin Hunger
written by Kathleen Duey
Simon & Schuster/Atheneum
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Skulduggery Pleasant
written by Derek Landy
HarperCollins
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Standard Hero Behavior
written by John David Anderson
Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books
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Swan Maiden, The
written by Heather Tomlinson
Henry Holt
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Tantalize
written by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Candlewick
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Tattoo
written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Random House/Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
written by R. L. LaFevers
Houghton Mifflin
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Thief Queen’s Daughter, The
written by Elizabeth Haydon
Tor/Starscape
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Through the Eyes of a Raptor
written by Julie Hahnke
iUniverse
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Titan’s Curse, The
written by Rick Riordan
Disney/Miramax
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To Catch a Mermaid
written by Suzanne Selfors
Little, Brown Young Readers
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True Meaning of Smekday, The
written by Adam Rex
Disney/Hyperion
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Two Moon Princess
written by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
Tanglewood Press
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Un Lun Dun
written by China Mieville
Random House/Del Rey
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Verdigris Deep (Well Witched in the U.S.)
written by Frances Hardinge
Macmillan Children’s Books (UK)
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Warrior’s Daughter, The
written by Holly Bennett
Orca Book Publishers
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What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy
written by Gregory Maguire
Candlewick
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Wicked Lovely
written by Melissa Marr
HarperCollins
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Wildwood Dancing
written by Juliet Marillier
Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Woolies and Worms
written by Stephen MacNeil
Cobblestone Publishing/Cricket Magazine Group
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Worldweavers: Gift of the Unmage
written by Alma Alexander
HarperCollins/Eos
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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 ****

June was an okay reading month, with 28 books read. Actually, that’s pretty good, considering I was traveling, which means not as much reading got done during those three weeks than would have been done otherwise. July is sure to be an even better month for reading, numbers-wise.

My Top Pick:
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

The Runners-Up:(Yes, six again)
Sammy and Juliana In Hollywood
In The Garage
The Straight Road To Kylie
The Silenced
The City, Not Long After
Harley, Like A Person

Here they are! Asterisks mean a rating of 9 or above, and plus signs mean I bought them in England and think they may 0nly be available there. Or maybe they have different titles. Or something like that. At least, I haven’t been able to find them here.

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Sanz*
Dating4Demons by Serena Robar
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin*
Amber in the Over World by Jonathan Fesmire
Let The Snog Fest Begin by Louise Rennison*+
The Silenced by James DeVita*
Missing You by Meg Cabot*
The Dead Girls’ Dance by Rachel Caine
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga*
Celebrity Skin by Liane Bonin*
Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci*
Feels Like Home by eE Charlton-Trujillo*
Harley, Like A Person by Cat Bauer*
Prom Nights From Hell by Kim Harrison, Meg Cabot, Michelle Jaffe, Stephenie Meyer, and Lauren Myracle
Girl, 15, Flirting For England by Sue Limb+
Tripping To Somewhere by Kristopher Reisz*
Invisible Lives by Anjali Banerjee
In The Garage by Alma Fullerton*
The Wereling: Wounded by Stephen Cole
Cruel Summer by Kylie Adams (reread)
Bling Addiction by Kylie Adams
Beautiful Disaster by Kylie Adams
The Straight Road to Kylie by Nico Medina*
Beginner’s Luck by Laura Pedersen*
Surf Ed by Karol Ann Hoeffner
A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson*
The Princess Diaries: In Love by Meg Cabot*+
A Place Called Here by Cecilia Ahern*+
The City, Not Long After by Pat Murphy*

April & May 2007 Reading Lists

As I am very behind on, well, everything (and there are reasons but I don’t want to go into it here), I’ve combined these two posts into one.

April:

My top pick for April:
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier (which is technically an adult book but is just so wonderful!)

The top SIX runners-up (I couldn’t pick five this month!):
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty (the others in this series are of course brilliant, too, but I’ll just list this one)
Buried Onions by Gary Soto
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
While I Live by John Marsden
Princess Nevermore by Dian Curtis Regan
I Was A Teenage Popsicle by Bev Katz Rosenbaum

In April, I read 23 books. They are as follows, with stars for those rating over a 9/10:

Truth and Salsa by Linda Lowery
The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street by Sharon G Flake
Hex Education by Emily Gould and Zareen Jaffery
Bass Ackwards and Belly Up by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain* (reread)
Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier*
A Sudden Silence by Eve Bunting
Red Handed by Gena Showalter
Blacklisted by Gena Showalter
The Hollywood Sisters: On Location by Mary Wilcox
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty*
Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty*
Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty* (reread)
Buried Onions by Gary Soto*
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner*
While I Live by John Marsden *
Princess Nevermore by Dian Curtis Regan*
The Warrior’s Daughter by Holly Bennett
I Was A Teenage Popsicle by Bev Katz Rosenbaum*
Huge by Sasha Paley
Sk8er Boy by Mari Mancusi*
Into the Void (Pandora’s Box Trilogy Book One) by Adam Teachout
Cam’s Quest by Dian Curtis Regan*

May

May was the worst reading month yet for me, numbers-wise (but I’m hoping I’ll read a lot while on vacation this month to make up for it). I might actually be missing a few here as I was ALSO bad at keeping track of what I read, but I only wrote down twelve books.

Top Pick:
First Light by Rebecca Stead

Runners-up (just three as I only read twelve books):
The Queen of Attolia
The King of Attolia
The Nature of Jade

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz* (reread)
Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz*
Playing the Field by Phil Bildner
The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti*
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner*
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner*
First Light by Rebecca Stead*
It’s Not About The Accent by Caridad Ferrer
To Catch A Pirate by Jade Parker
Heaven Looks A Lot Like The Mall by Wendy Mass
Sofi Mendoza’s Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico by Malin Alegria
Defining Dulcie by Paul Acampora

UPDATE:
I will be on a plane to London on Thursday. I’ll be visiting several places in England, and then Southern Spain. I’m very excited about this trip, but I won’t have internet while I’m gone! Send me an email or leave me a comment or a message somewhere, but just know I won’t get back to you until at least the end of this month. However, I’ll be bringing lots of books along to read and I’ll have reviews for you when I get back!

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