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Sunday Salon: Books Read in January, 2014

Posted by Sherry on 2/2/2014 in Booklists, General, Sunday Salon |

Children’s and Young Adult Fiction: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund. Post-apocalyptic romance that takes Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion as its inspiration. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Well-written but disappointing in its worldview. Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Deserving of the Newbery Medal it just won for Best American children’s book. Dr. Bird’s […]

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Sunday Salon: Books Read in October, 2013

Posted by Sherry on 11/3/2013 in Booklists, General, Sunday Salon |

Children’s and Young Adult Fiction: Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool. Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur. The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore by Kate Maddison. The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George. (YA) A Song for Bijou by Josh Farrar. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. (YA) Adult Fiction: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. […]

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Sunday Salon: Coming this Fall to a Bookstore Near You

Posted by Sherry on 8/18/2013 in 2013, Booklists, General, Sunday Salon |

These are some of the books set for publication in fall 2013 that I would really, really like to read: The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde. 09/03/2013 The Chronicles of Kazam, Book Two, sequel to The Last Dragonslayer. Silence: A Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch. 09/12/2013 United We Spy by Ally Carter. 09/17/2013 […]

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Sunday Salon: Books Read in July, 2013

Posted by Sherry on 8/11/2013 in Booklists, General, Sunday Salon |

I’m a little late here, but I didn’t keep a list last month. So I had to go back and “round up” my memory of what I read, the books on my Kindle, the ones I returned to the library, and the ones I didn’t return, and the reviews I completed, to make up this […]

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Sunday Salon: Books Read in June, 2013

Posted by Sherry on 6/29/2013 in Booklists, General, Sunday Salon |

Children’s and Young Adult Fiction: Orleans by Sherri Smith. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen. The Dragon’s Apprentice by James A. Owen. Book 5 in The Chronicles of the Geographica Imaginarium. I need to read Book 6, The Dragons of Winter, and be ready for Book 7, The First Dragon, due out in November. […]

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Sunday Salon: Books Read in March, 2013

Posted by Sherry on 4/7/2013 in Booklists, General, Sunday Salon |

Children’s and Young Adult Fiction: There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones. The Drowned Vault by N.D. Wilson. Sequel to The Dragon’s Tooth in the Ashtown Burials series. Code of Silence by Tim Shoemaker. Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally. Ten drama/romance. Here’s my review at Breakpoint: Youth Reads. The Hero’s Guide to […]

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Storybound by Marissa Burt

Posted by Sherry on 10/8/2012 in 2012, Children's Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, General, Sunday Salon |

First of all, Cliffhanger Warning! This book may be hazardous to your reading satisfaction since it ends with those three dread words: “to be continued.” Nevertheless, I recommend Storybound for those who enjoy, well, a good story. This one has all the archetypes: the lonely orphan girl, Una, the Hero, Peter, his friend and companion, […]

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Sunday Salon: Cybils Nominations

Posted by Sherry on 10/7/2012 in Cybil Awards, General, Sunday Salon |

Here are a few books that have not yet been nominated for the Cybils Awards, blogger-given awards for young adult and children’s literature in eleven different categories. If you’ve read any of these and would like to nominate any one or more, you can do so at the Cybils website through October 15th. Easy Readers/Short […]

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Sunday Salon: Books Read in September, 2012

Posted by Sherry on 9/30/2012 in Booklists, General, Sunday Salon |

Children’s Fiction: The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart. This one is a must for Mysterious Benedict fans, but others should start with The Mysterious Benedict Society. Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It was just as good as everyone else says it is. A definite Newbery contender. Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway. Laugh […]

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Sunday Salon: Books Read in August, 2012

Posted by Sherry on 9/1/2012 in Booklists, General, Sunday Salon |

Children’s and Young Adult Fiction: Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught. Going Underground by Susan Vaught. The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi. Semicolon review here. Our Read-aloud Books in Progress: Galveston’s Summer of the Storm by Julie Lake. Z-baby is studying Texas history this year, and this is the perfect time of year, hurricane season, […]

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