Book Lists

I often read far more books than I have time to review and I am also careful not to write reviews of anything by one of my professors. I also hate to review books that I thought were downright terrible. Or ones that everyone has read before. But just so my readers know what I have been reading lately (meaning not just dystopian sci-fi) here is my list from this summer. This list does include the books I have reviewed as well. Due to storytime, there are probably a lot of other picture books I have read, but simply cannot remember them all. As per reader request, the books that I wasn't so hot on are starred. Ones that I absolutely can't stop thinking about have a chili pepper beside them.

Newsgirl by Liza Ketchum
Rash by Pete Hautman
Dancing With an Alien by Mary Logue
*Alice, I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu ,
Siren Song by Anne Ursu
*The Name of This Book Is Secret by Psuedonym Bosch
*Kingdom Keepers II: Disney At Dawn by Ridley Pearson
Stuck in Nuetral by Terry Trueman
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
*Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
*The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
Trouble by Gary Schmidt ,
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner ,
Crunch by Leslie Connor ,
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angelberger
Creak, Said the Bed by Phyllis Root
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ,
*Tom's Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pearce
Birdie's Big Girl Shoes by Sujean Rim
A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup
How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
Miss Brooks Loves Books and I Don't by Barbara Bottner ,
*Dewey: There's A Cat in the Library by Vicki Myron
Ladybug Girl by David Soman
Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy by David Soman
I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
*How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
Bee Me! by Ellen McGuinness
Memoirs of A Goldfish by Devin Scillian
Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch by Paul Bright
Bear in Underwear by Todd Doodler
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen ,
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
All the World by Liz Scanlon
Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae
There's a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems
One Pup's Up by Marsha Chall
The Sandwich Shop by Queen Rania of Jordan


Crystal said...

I'm curious which of these were "downright terrible." You should asterisk them so we know what to avoid!