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Month in review

Reviews
Aground on St. Thomas by Rebecca M. Hale
Art & Max by David Wiesner
Ava and Taco Cat by Carol Weston
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
Emily and the Strangers Volume 2: Breaking the Record by Rob Reger
Eric by Terry Pratchett
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 1: The Paradigm Shift by Simon Oliver
5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai
The Flying Beaver Brothers: Birds vs. Bunnies by Maxwell Eaton III
Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner
The Gods of Second Chances by Dan Berne
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Hanging by a Thread by Monica Ferris
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2: 1981-1983 by Ed Piskor
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
Monkey Truck by Michael Slack
Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb
Omens by Kelley Armstrong
The Outside Dog by Charlotte Pomerantz
Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon
Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 1 by Eric Colossal
The Salamander Spell by E.D. Baker
Sophie's Fish by A.E. Cannon
Speak Easily by Clarence Budington Kelland
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
25 Roses by Stephanie Faris
Ukulele Hayley by Judy Cox
The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter

Miscellaneous
My favorite books published in 2015
Reading goals for 2016

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



December in Review: 12/31/15

    Rating out of 5 stars

    Five Stars: (Completely loved the book)

  1. Art & Max by David Wiesner
  2. Ava and Taco Cat by Carol Weston
  3. Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
  4. Emily and the Strangers Volume 2: Breaking the Record by Rob Reger
  5. Eric by Terry Pratchett
  6. 5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai
  7. The Flying Beaver Brothers: Birds vs. Bunnies by Maxwell Eaton III
  8. Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner
  9. Hanging by a Thread by Monica Ferris
  10. Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2: 1981-1983 by Ed Piskor
  11. Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 1 by Eric Colossal
  12. Speak Easily by Clarence Budington Kelland

    Four Stars (Good but flawed)

  1. Aground on St. Thomas by Rebecca M. Hale
  2. Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  3. FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 1: The Paradigm Shift by Simon Oliver
  4. Monkey Truck by Michael Slack
  5. Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb
  6. Omens by Kelley Armstrong
  7. The Outside Dog by Charlotte Pomerantz
  8. Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  9. A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon
  10. Sophie's Fish by A.E. Cannon
  11. The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
  12. The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter

    Three Stars (Average)

  1. Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
  2. I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
  3. Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
  4. Ukulele Hayley by Judy Cox

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

  1. The Gods of Second Chances by Dan Berne
  2. The Salamander Spell by E.D. Baker
  3. 25 Roses by Stephanie Faris

    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. The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage
    Research
  1. Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork by Simon Majumdar
  2. Paper Towns by John Green
  3. Road Frames: The American Highway Narrative by Kris Lackey
    Library book
  1. Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill
  2. The Dark Lady by Irene Adler
  3. The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
  4. A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins
  5. Hip Hop Family Tree Book 3: 1983-1984 by Ed Piskor
  6. The Most Beautiful Bully by Shannon Freeman
  7. Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass
  8. My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando
  9. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #1: Twilight Sparkle by Thomas Zahler
  10. The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage
  11. One Witch at a Time by Stacy DeKeyser
  12. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
  13. Thai Die by Monica Ferris
  14. The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  15. Woodford Brave by Marcia Thornton Jones

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

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