Monday, December 31, 2012

December Reflections

In December, I read 48 books!!! I read plenty of fantasy this month! I really enjoyed reading The Hobbit and James Owen's series. In addition, I also read several books with movie connections: War Horse, The Magic of Ordinary Days, Who Gets the Drumstick, and two Meredith Willson biographies. 

My favorite picture book: This is Not My Hat. Jon Klassen.
My favorite board book: Fa La La. Leslie Patricelli.
My favorite fantasy: The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien.
My favorite historical fiction: The Magic of Ordinary Days. Ann Howard Creel.
My favorite horse book:  War Horse. Michael Morpurgo.
My favorite collection: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version. Philip Pullman.
My favorite autobiography: Who Gets the Drumstick? Helen Beardsley.

Board Books, Picture Books, Chapter Books
  1. This is Not My Hat. Jon Klassen. 2012. Candlewick. 40 pages.
  2. Because Amelia Smiled. David Ezra Stein. 2012. Candlewick. 40 pages.
  3. Day by Day. Susan Gal. 2012. Random House. 40 pages.
  4. Unspoken. Henry Cole. 2012. Scholastic. 40 pages.
  5. Fa La La. Leslie Patricelli. 2012. Candlewick. 26 pages.
  6. Huggy Kissy. Leslie Patricelli. 2012. Candlewick. 26 pages.
  7. Mine. Shutta Crum. Illustrated by Patrice Barton. 2011. Random House. 32 pages.
  8. Sky Color. Peter H. Reynolds. 2012. Candlewick. 32 pages.
  9. Penny And Her Doll. Kevin Henkes. 2012. HarperCollins. 32 pages. 
  10. Let's Go For A Drive. Mo Willems. 2012. Hyperion. 64 pages. 

Middle Grade and Young Adult Books:
  1. The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1937.  320 pages. 
  2. Here There Be Dragons. James A. Owen. 2006. Simon & Schuster. 326 pages.
  3. The Search for the Red Dragon. James A. Owen. Simon & Schuster. 384 pages.
  4. The Indigo King. James A. Owen. 2008. Simon & Schuster. 375 pages.
  5. The Shadow Dragons. James A. Owen. 2009. Simon & Schuster. 417 pages.
  6. The Dragon's Apprentice. James A. Owen. 2010. Simon & Schuster. 376 pages.
  7. The Dragons of Winter. James A. Owen. 2012. Simon & Schuster. 389 pages.
  8. War Horse. Michael Morpurgo. 1982/2010. Scholastic. 176 pages.  
  9. Dear America: The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, The Winter of Red Snow, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Kristiana Gregory. 1996/2010. Scholastic. 192 pages. 
  10. Dear America: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce, Like the Willow Tree, Portland Maine, 1918. Lois Lowry. 2011. Scholastic. 224 pages.
  11. Reached. Ally Condie. 2012. Penguin. 512 pages. 
  12. The House Without a Christmas Tree. Gail Rock. 1974. 84 pages. 
  13. Bitterblue. Kristin Cashore. 2012. Penguin. 563 pages.
  14. Eighth Grade is Making Me Sick: A Year in Stuff. Jennifer L. Holm. 2012. Random House. 128 pages.
  15. The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel. Jeanne DuPrau. Dallas Middaugh, Niklas Asker illustrators. 2012. Random House. 144 pages.
  16. Starry River of the Sky. Grace Lin. 2012. Little, Brown. 304 pages. 
  17. Gossamer. Lois Lowry. 2006. 176 pages.
  18. The Humming of Numbers. Joni Sensel. 2008. 256 pages. 
Adult Books:
  1. The Magic of Ordinary Days. Ann Howard Creel. 2001. Penguin. 304 pages. 
  2. Rilla of Ingleside. L.M. Montgomery. 1921. 280 pages. 
  3. A Crown of Swords. Robert Jordan. 1996. Tor. 896 pages. 
  4. The Queen of Hearts. Wilkie Collins. 1859. 484 pages.  
  5. Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version. Philip Pullman. 2012. Penguin. 400 pages.  
  6. The Daughter of Time. Josephine Tey. 1951/1995. Simon & Schuster. 208 pages. 
  7. A Heart for Milton. Trudy Brasure. 2011. Createspace. 398 pages.
  8. A Gentleman of Fortune. Anna Dean. (A Dido Kent Mystery #2) 2011. 336 pages.
  1. Growing Up Humming. Mike Spinak (text and photographs). 2012. CreateSpace. 46 pages.
  2. And There I Stood With My Piccolo. Meredith Willson. 1948/2009. University of Minnesota Press. 256 pages. 
  3. But He Doesn't Know the Territory. Meredith Willson. 1959. 190 pages.
  4. Who Gets the Drumstick? Helen Beardsley. 1965. Random House. 215 pages.

Christian Fiction and Nonfiction: 
  1. God Loves You: He Always Has, He Always Will. Dr. David Jeremiah. 2012. FaithWords. 320 pages.
  2. Grace, Gold, & Glory. Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford. 2012. Zondervan. 222 pages.
  3. Walking with Bilbo. Sarah Arthur. 2005. Tyndale. 224 pages.
  4. Gentleman of Her Dreams. Jen Turano. 2012. Bethany House. 68 pages.
  5. A Lancaster County Christmas. Suzanne Woods Fisher. 2011. Revell. 198 pages.
  6. Where God Finds You: 40 Devotions Bringing Bible Characters to Life. Anita Higman. 2012. Standard Publishing. 240 pages.
  7. Marriage Carol. Chris Fabry. 2011. Moody. 128 pages.
  8. Pierced by the Word: Thirty-One Meditations for Your Soul. John Piper. 2003. Multnomah. 140 pages.

© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Post a Comment

I'm always happy to hear from you! To help fight spam, comment moderation has been set up for posts older than two days. Feel free to ask me questions or ask for recommendations!

Unique Visitors and Google PR Rank

Free PageRank Checker

Pageloads Counter

Search Book Blogs Search Engine

The background is based on a background I found here...with some small adjustments on my part so it would work with the template.
Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

  © Blogger template Newspaper III by 2008

Back to TOP