Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What to Read Wednesday

So I thought I would start posting a list each Wednesday (I actually got the idea from a blog I follow called "I Swim for Oceans," so thanks!) on something related to reading.    This week's list is "10 Books I Can't Wait to Read."  These titles are all brand new in the library and I can hardly to take them home (my summer list is certainly building rapidly).  Here are the titles and a brief reason why (in no particular order...).

"10 Books I Can't Wait to Read"

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness--I love the dark cover and striking artwork thought the book.  I'm also excited to read this because our school board just donated a hard copy and Kindle copy to the library.  Thanks Unit 4!

Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah--I just got a list of Notable Social Studies books from my good friend Ms. Adrian and this was one of the titles on the list and new to our collection.

Withering Tights by Louise Rennison--Well, I loved Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and the Georgia Nicholson diaries (also by Rennison) so I can hardly wait to crack this title open.  Perfect for a reading holiday!

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly--I loved Donnelly's writing in Northern Lights, so I'm already looking forward to this read.  I'm also interested in the fact that the cover art has already changed...

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien--I'm still a sucker for dystopian novels.

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt--Curious about all the great press.  My friend, Ms. Parmer, just finished it and can't stop raving about it.

Between Shades of Grayby Ruta Sepetys--I want to read this because it is getting great reviews and is a bit outside my comfort zone.

Small Person with Wings (they hate to be called fairies) by Ellen Booraem--I feel like a kid when I look at this book.  It's cute and sparkly and begs (me) to read it.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor--Just died my hair pink and Karou (the main character) has blue hair.  Maybe a kindred spirit?  Plus, I love the cover.  Just being real.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente--Honestly?  This title just rocks.

And 8 remain after talking to an 8th grade class about writing this post.   I love my job.

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