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Adrift on St. John by Rebecca M. Hale
Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars by Daniel Pinkwater
Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Bluffton by Matt Phelan
Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
Bullying Under Attack by John Meyer
Dead City by James Ponti
The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
Dear Teen Me by E. Kristin Anderson
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats
Good Night California by Adam Gamble
How to Moon a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
How to Tail a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
Junie B., First Grader, Shipwrecked by Barbara Park
Looks Like Daylight by Deborah Ellis
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor
A Question of Magic by E.D. Baker
The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman
The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel
Voltron Volume 1: Shelter from the Storm by Brian Smith
Wandering Son: Volume 1 by Shimura Takako Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks

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Rating System

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


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May in Review: 05/31/14

    Rating out of 5 stars

    Five Stars: (Completely loved the book)

  1. Adrift on St. John by Rebecca M. Hale
  2. Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple
  3. Bluffton by Matt Phelan
  4. Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
  5. Dead City by James Ponti
  6. Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  7. Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
  8. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
  9. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
  10. Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats
  11. How to Moon a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
  12. How to Tail a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
  13. Looks Like Daylight by Deborah Ellis
  14. On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor
  15. A Question of Magic by E.D. Baker
  16. The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater
  17. Snuff by Terry Pratchett
  18. Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman
  19. The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet
  20. Voltron Volume 1: Shelter from the Storm by Brian Smith
  21. Wandering Son: Volume 1 by Shimura Takako
  22. Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks

    Four Stars (Good but flawed)

  1. Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss
  2. Bullying Under Attack by John Meyer
  3. The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis
  4. Good Night California by Adam Gamble

    Three Stars (Average)

  1. Dear Teen Me by E. Kristin Anderson
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel

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

  1. Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars by Daniel Pinkwater
  2. Junie B., First Grader, Shipwrecked by Barbara Park

    One Star (Didn't finish)

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Books by Source

Books by Age Group

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown
  2. Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
  3. The Grannyman by Judy Schachner
  4. Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book by Grumpy Cat
  5. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  6. Murder under Cover by Kate Carlisle
  7. Rich Cat, Poor Cat by Bernard Waber
  8. Sign of Foul Play by Penny Warner
  9. The Summer Experiment by Cathie Pelletier
  10. Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston
    Library book
  1. Babymouse: Mad Scientist by Jennifer L. Holm
  2. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  3. The Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney
  4. How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure
  5. The Illustrated Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Player
  6. Library Lil by Suzanne Williams
  7. Louie by Ezra Jack Keats
  8. Louie's Search by Ezra Jack Keats
  9. Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpurgo
  10. The Powder: Let Er Buck
  11. Reading a Japanese Film: Cinema in Context by Keiko I. McDonald
  12. Sidekicked by John David Anderson by Maxwell Struthers Burt
  13. Teacher by Sylvia Ashton-Warner
  14. There's an Owl in the Shower by Jean Craighead George
  15. Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
  16. Zombelina by Kristyn Crow
    Review copy

5 = all new books, -4 = all to be reads. The goal is to be as close to -4 as possible.
5 = all new books, -4 = all to be reads. The goal is to be as close to -4 as possible.
The recent spike shows that I've been reading more recently purchased books. Part of this spike reflects that I have made headway in reading older books and have culled my shelves.

Read vs Review by Date - Jan / January 2014
Read vs Review by Date - January / May 2014

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