Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Best Books So Far This Year

I'm right at the 100 mark for the year (well, 97, to be exact) so this is a great time to take a look back at my favorite reads so far.

Here are some you might like to check out...

Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher
Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
When I Was Puerto Rican

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Superfudge by Judy Blume
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Emil and the Detectives
The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland
I Am Not Esther
The Red Shoe
The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year That I Truly, Completely Lost It

Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

Orphan Train
The Rosie Project
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Frog Music

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

The Silent Wife


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  1. Wow a 100 books is staggering ! I have only set 25 for this year . White Fang by Jack London is one of my childhood favourites though I haven't read Call of the Wild.

  2. White Fang is on the 1001 List, too, so I imagine I'll be reading that one as well.

  3. You are consistently the most eclectic reader I know Deb. And probably the speediest too. I don't know how you do it.

  4. Great list! I've read a few these, but there are lot more I need to get to :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. I heard amazing things about Frog Music, I can't wait to pick that one up!
    Great list! Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. I can still remember the summer that I read Grapes Of Wrath--I was totally obsessed with that book! It's by far my favorite Steinbeck novel. I also really liked Silent Wife and The Rosie Project. I just finished Storied Life . . . last week and enjoyed it as well.

  7. This is a second read of Grapes. Such a great novel!

  8. Great list... I just finished Mister Owitas Giode to Gardening - so good. Hope to reread The Grapes of Wrath within the next year, and Orphan Train is waiting on my kindle. A.J. Fikry seems to be a must read, too!

  9. My shallow is showing, but I want to read the Hen book because THE COVER!

  10. 100 books is a lot, I'm currently only at 53. I actually haven't read any of the books you've mentioned but have a few of them on my TBR list, so it's nice to see they made your list.

  11. I loved The Orphan Train. I haven't heard of any of the other books.

    Going to check them out.

    Have a good rest of your reading week.

  12. I absolutely love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I read it so many times as child. I haven't heard of any of the others though!

    x Ely

  13. Frog Music is on my list, too--I loved it! I'd like to read AJ Fikry.

  14. Wow, 97 books is awesome! I am totally jealous, that is about where I was last year. This year, not so much. Glad you've been enjoying so many books!

  15. Fantastic list - lots of variety! Since we both liked Rosie & A.J. Fikry I'm sure I'll like Frog Music and Orphan Train too. Hope the second half of the year is just as good for you!

  16. What did you think of 'The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly'? It's been on my wishlist for a while.

  17. I liked it very much. It's a little fable.

  18. I've been wondering about The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry; it was on sale a couple weeks ago in the shop near the clinic I volunteer at, and I regret not picking it up. Nice list!


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