Sunday, August 01, 2010

Reading Roundup July 2010

By the Numbers
Teen: 21
Tween: 7
Children: 9

Review Copies: 1
Swapped: 3
Library: 28

Teen: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithin and John Green
Not so much a book about two strangers as it is about two boys who have Tiny Cooper in their lives. The very end scampers on the edge of schmaltz but doesn't fall in.
Tween: Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Two girls from opposite ends of the class spectrum discover that friendship can bridge any canyon.
Children: The Eyes of the Amaryllis by Natalie Babbitt
One of those "I Can't Believe I Never Read It" books. Also one of those "Yep, It's Really That Good" books.

Because I Want To Awards
Made Me Want to Re-Read the First One: The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
Wow, This Was Totally Written in a Different Time: The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Marvelous Series Finish: The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye by Nancy Springer


Abby said...

Ugh, I hate you. I only read 9 books this month.
(I don't really hate you... I'm just jealous of your mad fast reading/powers of concentration!)

Trisha said...

Is that "Wow, This Was Totally Written in a Different Time" a good or bad wow?

Bibliovore said...

Maybe I should have said, "Wow, a girl of today would kick such a condescending guy's teeth in, not swoon into his arms and agree to marry him and wash his socks at the end of the book." Although of course Pat wasn't the romantic lead, just part of the framing story, and Peaceful Drummond Sherwood the original was flat-out awesome.