Sunday, December 28, 2014

Year in Review: Middle Grade and Young Adult

In 2014, I read and reviewed 625 books. I read 193 books in the MG/YA category. This includes fiction and nonfiction.

Top five nonfiction:
  1. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights. Steve Sheinkin. 2014. Roaring Brook. 208 pages. [Source: Library] 
  2. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia. Candace Fleming. 2014. Random House. 304 pages. [Source: Library] 
  3. Hidden Like Anne Frank. Marcel Prins. Peter Henk Steenhuis. Translated by Laura Watkinson. Scholastic. 256 pages. [Source: Review copy]   
  4. The Girl From the Tar Paper School. Teri Kanefield. 2014. Abrams. 56 pages. [Source: Library]  
  5. Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker. Patricia Hruby Powell. 2014. Chronicle. 104 pages. [Source: Library]
Top ten MG/YA:
  1. The Night Gardener. Jonathan Auxier. 2014. Abrams. 350 pages. [Source: Library] 
  2. Lady Thief. A.C. Gaughen. 2014. Walker Books. 304 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  3. Seven Stories Up. Laurel Snyder. 2014. Random House. 240 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  4. A Snicker of Magic. Natalie Lloyd. 2014. Scholastic. 320 pages. [Source: Library]  
  5. The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson. 2013. Simon & Schuster. 240 pages. [Source: Library]
  6. Brown Girl Dreaming. Jacqueline Woodson. 2014. Nancy Paulsen Books.  336 pages. [Source: Library] 
  7. Absolutely Almost. Lisa Graff. 2014. Penguin. 304 pages [Source: Library] 
  8. The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher. Jessica Lawson. 2014. Simon & Schuster. 224 pages. [Source: Library] 
  9. Free to Fall. Lauren Miller. 2014. HarperCollins. 480 pages. [Source: Library] 
  10. The Chapel Wars. Lindsey Leavitt. 2014. Bloomsbury USA. 304 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Top five rereads:
  1. The Book Thief. Markus Zusak. 2006. Random House. 560 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]  
  2. The Giver. Lois Lowry. 1993. Houghton Mifflin. 180 pages. [Source: Library]   
  3. To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee. 1960. 281 pages. [Source: Book I Own]
  4. The Long Winter. Laura Ingalls Wilder. 1940. 334 pages. [Source: Library]  
  5. The Teacher's Funeral. Richard Peck. 2004. Penguin. 208 pages. [Source: Library] 
© 2014 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comments:

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf 8:37 AM  

Awesome list, hope 2015 is an equally great reading year for you.

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