Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Reading List--Books Completed


My goal is to read at least 50 books this year and I will be updating this list throughout the year as I complete a book. 


January:

Echo by Pamela Munoz Ryan--On my top ten list of best YA fiction!  A must read!!!
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor
Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. Taylor
Women Heroes of WW11:  26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance and Rescue by Kathryn J. Atwood
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse by Nicholas Gannon
Hidden Like Anne Frank:  14 True Stories of Survival  by Marcel Prins and Peter Henk Steenhuis
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy

Monthly Total:  12

February:

Raymie Nightingale by Kate Dicamillo
Church of the Small Things by Melanie Shankle
Looking Back:  A Book of Memories by Lois Lowry  Highly recommend this book.   By the author of The Giver, as she looks back with poignant vignettes of her life.
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
Penny from Heaven  by Jennifer L. Holm 
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
The Teacher's Funeral-A Comedy in Three Parts by Richard Peck (audiobook)
The Washington's Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (audiobook)
Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm

Monthly Total:  18

March:   

Savvy by Ingrid Law
Scumble by Ingrid Law
Celebrations at Thrush Green by Miss Read (audiobook)
Hoodwinked:  Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock it Off  by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Gray Vining (read aloud)
Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan (audiobook)  My recommendation of the month (so far)!  Great book!  
Switch by Ingrid Law
Thistle and Thyme:  Tales and Legends from Scotland by Sorche Nic Leodhas
Train I Ride by Paul Mosier
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood (audiobook) 
The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove  Another favorite this month!  Unique fantasy novel!
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
The War That Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Monthly Total:  14


April:

Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Amon's Adventure by Arnold Ytreeide (read aloud)
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Boxcar Children:  The Chocolate Sundae Mystery created by Gertrude Chandler Warner (read aloud)
The Boxcar Children:  The  Mystery of the Mixed-Up Zoo
created by Gertrude Chandler Warner (read aloud)
The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein
I Haiku You by Betsy E. Snyder
The Firefly Letters:  A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (read aloud)
Tilly by Frank Peretti
Borrowed Names:  Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie and Their Daughters  by Jeannine Atkins  My favorite this month--historical free-form poetry!

Monthly Total:  13 

May:

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak  (Not sure how I feel about this book...mesmerizing story...too much language for my taste.)
Breakthrough:  How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever by Jim Murphy
Fly Girls:  The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII  by P. O'Connell Pearson
Ship of Dolls (The Friendship Dolls)  by Shirley Parenteau
The Quilt Walk by Sandra Dallas
2 Samuel
The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin by Elinor Teele
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck
The Great Trouble:  A Mystery of London, the Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey (historical picture book)
Bad News for Outlaws by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson  (read aloud)
A House of Tailors by Patricia Reilly Giff

Monthly Total: 13

June:

No More Faking Fine by Esther Fleece
The Witness for the Prosecution:  A Short Story by Agatha Christie
One Beautiful Dream by Jennifer Fulwiler
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer
The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall  LOVE the Penderwick books!!!!
The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer
The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer

Monthly Total:  8


July:

The Case of the Missing Marquess:  An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer
Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf by Wendelin Van Draanen
Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary by Wendelin Van Draanen
Shredderman:  Secret Identity by  Wendelin Van Draanen
The Crown of Success by A.L.O.E.  
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man by Wendelin Van Draanen
Shredderman:  Attack of the Tagger by  Wendelin Van Draanen
Shredderman:  Meet the Gecko  by  Wendelin Van Draanen
Shredderman:  Enemy Spy  by  Wendelin Van Draanen
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues by Ellen Raskin
Under the Egg by Laura Mary Fitzgerald

Monthly Total:  13

August:  

Windcatcher by Avi 
Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt
Mister Max:  The Book of Secrets by Cynthia Voigt 
Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
The Calder Game by Blue Balliett

Monthly Total:  6

September:

The First Four Years (audiobook) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Danger Box (audiobook) by Blue Balliett
Battles at Thrush Green (audiobook) by Miss Read
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (audiobook) by Bette Bao Lord
The Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down --Book 2 by Neta Jackson
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Real--Book 3  by Neta Jackson
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Tough--Book 4  by Neta Jackson
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught--Book 5  by Neta Jackson
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling--Book 6  by Neta Jackson
Swing it, Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm
Grounded: Windy City Series--Book 1 by Neta and Dave Jackson
The Book of Ruth

Monthly Total:  13

October:

Derailed:  Windy City Series--Book 2 By Neta and Dave Jackson

The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out--Book 7  by Neta Jackson

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