Saturday, July 6, 2013

Summer Reading List 2013

Summer Reading  List 2013
italicized books are re-reads

  1. The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders (Picture Book) -Very well written, Awesome sentiment about being neighborly
  2. A Quick Bite . . by Lyndsy Sands - Very funny “vampires” from Atlantis
  3. Just Imagine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - Post-Civil War containing two romances in one!  
  4. Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn - interesting characters, the world isn’t as realistic as Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson
  5. Love Bites by Lynsay Sands - Rachel works nights in a morgue and just got a promotion to days, when a victim comes in for the second time. . . 
  6. The Summer of You by Kate Noble - typical historical romance, not overly memorable
  7. Single White Vampire by Linsay Sands - So Funny! My sides hurt from laughing!
  8. Take Me by Bella Andre - the story line was good, but the lovemaking is a bit too graphic for my tastes 
  9. The Essential 55 by Ron Clark - I totally love this book, this is my second time through! 
  10. Ill Wind by Rachel Caine - returned to the library unfinished - couldn't get into it! Felicia Day failed me! ;)
  11. An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands - so funny!
  12. Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - The depth of characters is so realistic!
  13.  Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands - Wow, sexy vampires on the beach - so funny!
  14.  The Accidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands - Ha! My favorite part is when they go to the mattress store!
  15. Unnatural Creatures stories selected by Neil Gaiman - Scary! Do not read before bed! (Didn't read them all)
  16.  The Husband Hunt by Lynsay Sands - I cannot get over how funny Lynsay Sands' romances are! I have never laughed so much while reading!
  17.  The Taming of a Scottish Princess by Karen Hawkins - I love how much his sister warps his writing and how the heroine trys practice kisses from another man to see if his are special.
 I didn't have as much time to read this summer!  Also, didn't include all the picture books I have read to children this summer - I can't even remember them all! (The most memorable one is Trout! Trout! Trout! A Fish Chant!)

Also, Here is last year's list (since I can't remember where I published it! ;)

Books I Have Read - Summer 2012
Italicized Titles are Re-Read
*Would be good for 5th-8th graders
~Published as Young Adult or Children’s

1.    The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood
2.    Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
3.    Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
4.    Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
5.    Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
6.    Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
7.    River Marked by Patricia Briggs   
8.    Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
9.    Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
10.    Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
11.    Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood
12.    The Gift by Julie Garwood
13.    Wonder by R. J. Palacio*~
14.    Graceling by Kristin Cashore~
15.    The Naked Duke by Sally MacKenzie
16.    The Naked Baron by Sally MacKenzie
17.    The Naked Viscount by Sally MacKenzie
18.    Cafenova by S. Jane Scheyder
19.    Lords of Desire (Anthology including a The Naked Laird by Sally MacKenzie)
20.    The Naked Marquis by Sally MacKenzie
21.    The Essential 55 by Ron Clark
22.    The Naked Gentleman by Sally MacKenzie
23.    Rebellious Desire by Julie Garwood
24.    The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children by Ron Clark
25.    The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck--101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers by Ron Clark
26.    Call Me Irresistable by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
27.    The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
28.    Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson*~
29.    Geektastic: Tales From the Nerd Herd - Edited by Holly Black and Cecil Sometthingorother~
30.    Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson~
31.    Honour’s Splendour by Julie Garwood
32.    For the Roses by Julie Garwood
33.    Highland Fling by Kate Fforde
34.    Second Thyme Around by Kate Fforde
35.    Everlasting Love by Valerie Hansen
36.    The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan~
37.    Seriously. . . I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
38.    A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka~ (a wordless picture book)
39.    Darkhenge by Catherine Fisher~
40.    One Pink Rose by Julie Garwood
41.    One White Rose by Julie Garwood
42.    One Red Rose by Julie Garwood
43.    Bad Idea by Todd Hafer and Jedd Hafer~

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