Book of the Week - Book Lists

For grad school I have to read a 120 count reading list. Not only do I have to read these books in a little over a year, but I there are also the books I want to read for fun, for papers, for my thesis, as well as the occasional adult book. I have read a lot of great books in the past 5 months and here is a list of all of them in alphabetical order by author. Some of these I had read before, but there is a large difference reading a book for fun and reading it for the analysis. I have starred the books that I really enjoyed though.

*The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexia
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen
Handel: Who Knew What He Liked by M.T. Anderson
No Castles Here by A.C.E. Bauer
Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
Bronzeville Boys and Girls by Gwendolyn Brooks
Snow White by The Brothers Grimm
Mr. Grumpy's Outing by John Burningham
The Earthborn by Paul Collins
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots by Carmela LaVigna Coyle
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Door in the Wall by Margeurite deAngeli
The Eye, the Ear, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
*House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The Voice That Challenge A Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman
Nicholas by Rene Goscinny
Gone by Michael Grant
The Friends by Rosa Guy
*Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Bluish by Virginia Hamilton
The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex & Sexual Health by Robie E. Harris
So Many Circles, So many Squares by Tana Hoban
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes
Brave New World by Alduous Huxley
The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell
...If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights by Anne Jamma
*Darkness Under the Water by Beth Kannell
Steering the Craft by Ursula LeGuin
John Henry by Julius Lester
*Rules by Cynthia Lord
George and Martha by James Marshall
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
When She Was Good by Norma Mazer
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
The Kiss That Missed by David Melling
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson
*Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie by Elizabeth Partridge
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
*The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
*Stoner & Spaz by Ron Koertge
*Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
Guys Write for Guys Read by jon Scieszka
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Reality Leak by Joni Sensel
What Have You Lost? by Naomi Shihab
In Real Life: Six Women Photographers by Leslie Sills
The Fools of Chelm and Their History by Isaac Singer
*Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Tru Confessions by Janet Tashjian
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan
Poetry Speaks to Children by Various Authors
Father Fox's Pennyrhymes by Clyde Watson
Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells
I Love My New Toy by Mo Willems
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems
*Take Joy by Jane Yolen


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