Sunday, January 2, 2011

Books Read in 2011

This is a list of the books I have read so far in 2011. The ones reviewed will be linked.

Children's Book Reviews
  1. The Butt Book by Artie Bennett 
  2. The Human Body: Lift the Flap and Learn by Pascale Hédelin
  3. The Kids' (and Parents' Too!) Book of Good Sportsmanship by Leslie A. Susskind
  4. The Last Day of Kindergarten by Nancy Loewen
  5. Frederico, the Mouse Violinist by Mayra Calvani
  6. My Beastly Book of Hilarious Heroes: 150 Ways to Doodle, Scribble, Color and Draw, illustrated by Vincent Boudgourd
  7. My Beastly Book of Twisted Tales: 150 Ways to Doodle, Scribble, Color and Draw, illustrated by Bérengère Delaporte
  8. Splish, Splat! by Alexis Domney, illustrated by Alice Crawford
  9. Franny and the Music Girl by Emily Hearn, illustrated by Mark Thurman
  10. My Mom Loves Me More Than Sushi by Filomena Gomes, illustrated by Ashley Spires
  11. The Girl Who Hated Books by Manjusha Pawagi, illustrated by Leanne Franson
  12. The Vole Brothers by Roslyn Schwartz
  13. What do You Use to Help Your Body by Jewel Kats
  14. Abe's Lucky Day by Jill Warren
  15. Life of Shouty: Good Habits by NeonSeon
  16. Life of Shouty: Food and Fitness by Neonseon
    Middle Grade Book Reviews
    1. The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone
    2. The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
    3. Lacey and the African Grandmothers by Sue Farrell Holler
    4. Hockey Trailblazers by Nicole Mortillaro
    5. The Midnight Tunnel: A Suzanna Snow Mystery by Angie Frazier (Historical)
    6. The Loser List by H.N. Kowitt
    7. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    8. Who Wants Pizza? The Kids' Guide to the History, Science and Culture of Food by Jan Thornhill
    9. Secret Agent Y.O.U.: The Official Guide to Secret Codes, Disguises, Surveillance and MORE! by Helaine Becker
    10. This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! By Gordon Korman
    11. The Month of Zephram Mondays by Leslie A. Susskind
    12. Tomorrow Girls #1: Behind the Gates by Eva Gray
    13. The Spaghetti Detectives by Andreas Steinhofel 
    14. The Mysterious Four #1: Hauntings and Heists by Dan Poblocki
    15. Summer Fit: Exercises for the Brain and Body While Away from School by Kelly Terril and Portia Marin
    16. The 39 Clues Book 11: Vespers Rising by Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman and Jude Watson
    17. Max Finder: Mystery Collected Casebook Volume 5 by Craig Battle and Ramon Pérez
    18. Floors by Patrick Carman
    19. 13 Gifts by Wendy Mass
    20. The 39 Clues Cahill vs Vespers Book 1: The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman
    21. The Magic of Finkleton by KC Hilton
    22. The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson
    23. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
    24. Dear Canada: That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton by Sarah Ellis
    25. Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Peirce
    26. Dancing on the Inside by Glen C. Strathy
    27. The Time Time Stopped by Don Gillmor
    28. A Forest of Gold by Courtney Maika
    29. Love is a Four-Letter Word by Vikki VanSickle
    30. Cat Found by Ingrid Lee

    YA Book Reviews
    1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
    2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
    3. The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg (Historical)
    4. The Landing by John Ibbitson
    5. The Lovely Shoes by Susan Shreve
    6. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry 
    7. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
    8. The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser
    9. Reasons to Be Happy by Katrina Kittle
    10. The Frankincense Trail by Jody Kihara
    11. I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend: A Secret Diary by Cora Harrison
    12. Fostergirls by Liane Shaw

    Adult Book Reviews
    1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Historical)
    2. A Royal Likeness by Christine Trent (Historical)
    3. The Queen of New Beginnings by Erica James
    4. A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware (Historical)
    5. The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark
    6. The Eternal City by Domenica de Rosa
    7. Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock
    8. Far to Go by Alison Pick (Historical)
    9. Secret Daughter by Shilipi Somaya Gowda 
    10. Trophy by Paul M. Schofield 
    11. To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Christy English
    12. Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard: A Tale of Tide and Prejudice by Belinda Roberts
    13. The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner 
    14. The Italian Quarter by Domenica de Rosa
    15. The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan
    16. Joy For Beginners by Erica Bauermeister
    17. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
    18. Queen of the Summer Stars by Persia Woolley
    19. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    20. Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
    21. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
    22. Little Black Dress by Susan McBride
    23. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
    24. The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen
    25. The Full Moon Bride by Shobhan Bantwal
    26. The Only Way to Paradise by G.G. Vandagriff
    27. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
    28. A River to Cross by Yvonne Harris
    29. Another Man's Treasure by James V. O'Connor
    30. Mr Darcy Broke my Heart by Beth Pattillo
    31. The Speed of Light by Lee Baker
    32. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
    33. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston
    34. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
    35. A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander
    36. Juliet by Anne Fortier

    1. My Marquette: Explore the Queen City of the North--Its History, People and Places with Native Son Tyler R. Tichelaar by Tyler R. Tichelaar
    2. The Nighttime Novelist: Finish Your Novel in Your Spare Time by Joseph Bates
    3. Unbreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies by Alan E. Smith 
    4. The Egg and I by Betty Macdonald (Memoir)
    5. Miss Hildreth Wore Brown by Olivia deBelle Byrd 
    6. The Breakout Novelist by Donald Maass
    7. The Rules of Parenting by Richard Templar
    8. The Pun Also Rises by John Pollack
    9. Whole Foods to Thrive: Nutrient-Dense, Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health by Brandon Frazier
    10. So You Want to Write a Guest Post: An Author's Guide to Promoting with Guest Blogging by Jaime McDougall
    11. Chique Secrets of Dolce Vita by Barbara Conelli
    12. Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey From the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope by Randye Kaye
    13. How to Love an American Man by Kristine Gasbarre
    14. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
    15. Born Mad by Robyn Wheeler
    16. 31 Dates in 31 Days by Tamara Duricka Johnson
    17. Common Denominators for Success: 7 Universal Formulas to Get the Results You Want by Kenny J. Anderson
    18. Beyond Myself: Reclaiming Your Life After Sexual Abuse by Yvonne Rousseau
    Sandra's Book Reviews
    1. The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
    2. To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick
    3. The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney
    4. Cassandra and Jane by Jill Pitkeathley
    5. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
    6. I Am The Chosen King by Helen Hollick
    7. The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
    8. The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 by Molly Peacock
    9. The Beach Trees by Karen White
    10. Esther: The Remarkable True Story of Esther Wheelwright by Julie Wheelwright
    11. South of Superior by Ellen Airgood
    12. Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey by Alison Wearing
    13. Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
    14. That Day in September: A Personal Remembrance of 9/11 by Artie Van Why
    15. Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou by Susan Higginbotham
    16. The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
    17. The Companion of Lady Holmeshire by Debra Brown
    18. Road From the West by Rosanne E. Lortz
    19. The Luminist by David Rocklin
    20. Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell

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