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Month in review

Reviews
Afoot on St. Croix by Rebecca M. Hale
An Armadillo in Paris by Julie Kraulis
The Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2 by Linda Sunshine
Aw Yeah Comics! And... Action! by Art Baltazar
The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession by Andrea Wulf
Clive Eats Alligators by Alison Lester
Clockwork Game by Jane Irwin
Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature by Paul Mortineau and Michael Brune
Explorer: The Hidden Doors by Kazu Kibuishi
Freak Show by James St. James
Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
The Golden Twine by Jo Rioux
Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Kosher Nation by Sue Fishkoff
Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager
Mog's Christmas by Judith Kerr
Murder under Cover by Kate Carlisle
My Little Round House by Bolormaa Baasansuren
Reading a Japanese Film: Cinema in Context by Keiko I. McDonald
The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope
Scored by Lauren McLaughlin
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
Teacher by Sylvia Ashton-Warner
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park
Zoobiquity by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

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


Comments

January in Review: 01/31/15

    Rating out of 5 stars

    Five Stars: (Completely loved the book)

  1. Afoot on St. Croix by Rebecca M. Hale
  2. An Armadillo in Paris by Julie Kraulis
  3. Clive Eats Alligators by Alison Lester
  4. Clockwork Game by Jane Irwin
  5. Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature by Paul Mortineau and Michael Brune
  6. Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian
  7. Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager
  8. Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
  9. Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park

    Four Stars (Good but flawed)

  1. Aw Yeah Comics! And... Action! by Art Baltazar
  2. Explorer: The Hidden Doors by Kazu Kibuishi
  3. The Golden Twine by Jo Rioux
  4. Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  5. Mog's Christmas by Judith Kerr
  6. Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
  7. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
  8. Teacher by Sylvia Ashton-Warner

    Three Stars (Average)

  1. The Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2 by Linda Sunshine
  2. The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession by Andrea Wulf
  3. Freak Show by James St. James
  4. Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
  5. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
  6. Kosher Nation by Sue Fishkoff
  7. Murder under Cover by Kate Carlisle
  8. My Little Round House by Bolormaa Baasansuren
  9. Reading a Japanese Film: Cinema in Context by Keiko I. McDonald
  10. Scored by Lauren McLaughlin
  11. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
  12. Zoobiquity by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

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

  1. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  2. The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope

    One Star (Didn't finish)

Books by Age

Books by Source

Books by Age Group

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. Ghostbusters, Volume 9: Mass Hysteria! Part 2 by Erik Burnham
  2. Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  3. Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist by Tim Federle
  4. Summerland by Michael Chabon
  5. Which Way Back?: Featuring Luna, Chip & Inkie by Michael Mayes
    Library book
  1. Ash by Malinda Lo
  2. Blizzard by John Rocco
  3. Camera and Lens: The Creative Approach: Studio, Laboratory, and Operation by Ansel Adams
  4. A Castle On Viola Street by Dyanne Disalvo
  5. The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse
  6. Cat vs. Human by Yasmine Surovec
  7. City of Pearl by Karen Traviss
  8. Draw! by Raúl Colón
  9. The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
  10. FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 1: The Paradigm Shift by Simon Oliver
  11. Framed in Lace by Monica Ferris
  12. How To by Julie Morstad
  13. I See Kitty by Yasmine Surovec
  14. The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer by N.K. Guy
  15. The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown
  16. The Outside Dog by Charlotte Pomerantz
  17. Oz: Ozma of Oz by Eric Shanower
  18. Posy by Linda Newbery
  19. The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures by Dave Stevens
  20. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
  21. Sparky! by Jenny Offill
  22. The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter
  23. Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman
  24. Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life by P.J. Hoover
  25. Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
    Review copy
  1. Extraordinary Jane by Hannah E. Harrison
  2. The Gods of Second Chances by Dan Berne
  3. Waiting is Not Easy! by Mo Willems

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.

Read vs Review by Date - Jan / January 2015
Read vs Review by Date - January / January 2015

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