Remember way back in February when I said I was going to post a list of books I've read every month or every other? Well, it's been over 7 months now so this may be too long for most of you to read the whole thing. I'm sorry and I'll try to do it more often to keep it shorter. Here we go!
Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague (book 3) by Brandon Mull - I have enjoyed this whole series.
River Secrets by Shannon Hale - This is a companion book to Goose Girl and Enna Burning. Read the Goose Girl first and then Enna Burning because this one will have spoilers for the other two in it. I liked it.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - (February Book Club Selection) I like this book, it's the second time I read it because I recommended it to my book club. But I will have to tell you that it is most definitely the philosophies of man.
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale - Another hit. I loved it.
The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull - I thought this was average. Fun premise with really good parts and some slow parts.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! I've read it twice already.
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck - This was up for a Beehive book award this year, so I gave it a try. It's a cute young adult or junior fiction read.
It's a Mall World After All by Janette Rallison - Also a Beehive book nominee. I really enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Entertaining, for sure.
CrissCross by Lynne Rae Perkins - Beehive book Nominee. I liked it, but thought there could have been more.
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt - (March Book Club Selection) I reviewed this back in August. I've read it twice since, I loved it that much!
Austenland by Shannon Hale - I have to say I was disappointed. It's very different than the other Shannon Hale books I've read. It's an adult book and I just wasn't feeling it.
My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok - (April Book Club selection) I really liked this book. It's interesting and thought provoking and a little bit heart breaking.
After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson -Another Beehive book nominee. As someone who seemed to be passed by with the whole Tupac tragedy it was interesting to read. I remember it happening, but I don't think I had much of a reaction.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - My first Agatha Christie read. And I liked it, though I had some trouble with the foreign names and phrases. A great mystery.
Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card - Very, very sad and troubling. Made me scared to send my kid to school, and I had problems with some of the main characters and what I saw as their personality flaws.
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban - Beehive book Nominee. A very fun read, especially as the mother of a boy to is learning to play the piano on an electric key board that can make beats.
The Miracles of Santo Fico by D.L. Smith - (May Book Club Selection) I reviewed this book back in March of 2008. I read it again for book club and liked it just as much the second time.
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - (June Book Club Selection) Not my favorite book... It was weird. And a bit Gothic.
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale - This is my first graphic novel. I LOVED IT! It was so fun and not at all what I expected. I'm not a big fan of comic books so I was apprehensive but I gave it a go anyway and I'm so glad I did.
Savvy by Ingrid Law - Newberry Honor and ALA Notable book. I LOVED IT!
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Pack - Newberry Medal book. Interesting insight into a different culture. Fiction.
East by Edith Pattou - I didn't know what to expect. I just picked it up off the shelf and I LOVED IT!
The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs - Interesting insights, quirky author, Hilarious parts... Non fiction, kind of like a weird reality show.
The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle - This one was on a special rack at the library, but I can't remember which one... Maybe Beehive Book Nominee. It's poetry that tells a story. It's a really quick read. I found it interesting.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selsnick - Another Graphic Novel. I liked it. Let me know if you read it so we can talk.
Grace by Richard Paul Evans - Tear jerk er! So sad.
Precious Bane by Mary Webb - (August Book Club Selection) I LOVED IT! But I do feel like I should warn you about the way it's written. It's a weird dialect type of writing and so for a good portion of it you will have to reread stuff, and it will take some extra time to read. But it will be so worth it.
Daughter of the Forest by Juliette Marilier - I LOVED IT! And there are two more that come after.
When you have the time, read a book.