Saturday, August 25, 2012

My Top Ten (okay 12) Books I Read for #summerthrowdown

No matter the purpose, I just can't ever seem to keep a Top Ten list to only 10 items - especially when it comes to books! Since we asked for guest blogging volunteers to share their favorite books read during the two months of #summerthrowdown, I was thinking quite a bit about which were my favorite titles. I started ranking them in my head, and decided I would do my own post. One of the great things about this summer was that I read quite a few picture books along with middle grades and young adult, so I have a fairly diverse list to share. Hope you find some reminders of books you've enjoyed along with some that you may want to read in the coming months!

                                    Picture Books                                   
EACH KINDNESS by Jacqueline Woodson
A FLOWER IN THE SNOW by Tracey Corderoy
THE CLOUD SPINNER by Michael Catchpool
TWO TALL HOUSES by Gianna Marino

                                   Middle Grades                                  
WONDER by R.J. Palacio
ONE FOR THE MURPHYS by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(my recommendation post)
KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES by Shannon Messenger
(my recommendation post)

                                   Young Adult                                     
PRODIGY by Marie Lu [sequel to LEGEND]
UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi [sequel to SHATTER ME]
THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas (my recommendation post)
THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
(my recommendation post)

Thanks to everyone who played along with us during #summerthrowdown!
A big thank you to Brian, Sherry, and Kathy for making the planning so much fun and challenging my thinking (in a good way)!
Thank you so much to the publishers who shared some great books with me at ALA!
Thanks to my twitter friends and students who always recommend titles to me, keep me in-the-know about good books, and encourage my reading!

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