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Month in review

Reviews
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Babymouse: Beach Babe by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Bake Sale by Sara Varon
Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman
The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
Exploding the Phone by Philip Lapsley
Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian by Michael Rex
The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
The Fifteenth Pelican by Tere Rios
Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure by Michael Chabon
Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson
In Too Deep by Jude Watson
Jane Goes Batty by Michael Thomas Ford
Killer Pancake by Diane Mott Davidson
Let's Go for a Drive by Mo Willems
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell
Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman
Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond
The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
My Friend Is Sad by Mo Willems
People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman
The Perils of Peppermints by Barbara Brooks Wallace
Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels
Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains by Laurel Snyder
Vacationers From Outer Space by Edward Valfre

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments

May in Review: 05/31/13

    Rating out of 5 stars

    Five Stars: (Completely loved the book)

  1. Babymouse: Beach Babe by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  2. Exploding the Phone by Philip Lapsley
  3. The Fifteenth Pelican by Tere Rios
  4. Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson
  5. In Too Deep by Jude Watson
  6. Jane Goes Batty by Michael Thomas Ford
  7. Killer Pancake by Diane Mott Davidson
  8. Let's Go for a Drive by Mo Willems
  9. My Friend Is Sad by Mo Willems
  10. People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman
  11. Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman
  12. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

    Four Stars (Good but flawed)

  1. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
  2. Bake Sale by Sara Varon
  3. Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson
  4. Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman
  5. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
  6. The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
  7. Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian by Michael Rex
  8. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
  9. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  10. Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman
  11. Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond
  12. The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
  13. The Perils of Peppermints by Barbara Brooks Wallace

    Three Stars (Average)

  1. Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell
  2. Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels
  3. Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains by Laurel Snyder
  4. Vacationers From Outer Space by Edward Valfre

    Two Stars (Finished but it was a chore to read)

  1. Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure by Michael Chabon

    One Star (Didn't finish)

  1. The Burning Wire (audio) by Jeffery Deaver

Books by Age

Books by Source

Books by Age Group

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. The Awakening (audio) by Kelley Armstrong
  2. Beekeeping for Beginners (audio) by Laurie R. King
  3. Blameless by Gail Carriger
  4. Desert Gold (audio) by Zane Grey
  5. Devil-May-Care (audio) by Elizabeth Peters
  6. Double Shot (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson
  7. Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 2: Research by Thomas Siddell
  8. The Medusa Plot (audio) by Gordon Korman
  9. Midnight in Austenland (audio) by Shannon Hale
  10. Rin Tin Tin's Rinty by Julie Campbell
  11. The Rules by Stacey Kade
  12. This Happy Place: Living the Good Life in America by Bentz Plagemann
    Library book
  1. Ammie, Come Home by Barbara Michaels
  2. The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
  3. Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson
  4. The Fairy Tale Detectives (audio) by Michael Buckley
  5. Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls by Victoria Laurie
  6. The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck by Emily Fairlie
  7. Mischievous Meg by Astrid Lindgren
  8. My Side of the Mountain (audio) by Jean Craighead George
  9. Normal Miguel by Erik Orrantia
  10. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  11. Specials (audio) by Scott Westerfeld
  12. The Summoning (audio) by Kelley Armstrong
  13. Then Came You (audio) by Jennifer Weiner
  14. Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett
  15. The Unusual Suspects (audio) by Michael Buckley
  16. What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Review copy
  1. Daffodil by Noeel Kingsbury
  2. Mr. Puzzle Super Collection! by Chris Eliopoulos
  3. Nicking Time by T Traynor
  4. Rifka Takes a Bow by Rebecca Rosenberg Perlov
  5. School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
  6. The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy by Jo Marchant

5 = all new books, -4 = all to be reads. The goal is to be as close to -4 as possible.

Read vs Review by Date - Jan / May 2013

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