Thursday, January 28, 2016

Year in Review: Middle grade and Young Adult

In 2015, I read 35 young adult books. These are my top five seven:
  1. A Little In Love. Susan Fletcher. 2015. Scholastic. 288 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  2. Rook. Sharon Cameron. 2015. Scholastic. 464 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  3. Seraphina. Rachel Hartman. 2012. Random House. 499 pages. [Source: Library]
  4. The Hired Girl. Laura Amy Schlitz. 2015. Candlewick. 400 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  5. Beyond the Parallel. Robin Brande. 2015. Ryer Publishing. 348 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  6. Lion Heart (Scarlet #3). A.C. Gaughen. 2015. Bloomsbury. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  7. An Ember in the Ashes. Sabaa Tahir. 2015. Penguin. 446 pages. [Source: Library]
In 2015, I read 156 middle grade books. These are my top twenty:
  1. The Cottage in the Woods. Katherine Coville. 2015. Random House. 400 pages. [Source: Library]
  2. Gone Crazy in Alabama. Rita Williams-Garcia. 2015. HarperCollins. 304 pages. [Source: Library]
  3. Stella by Starlight. Sharon M. Draper. 2015. Simon & Schuster. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
  4. Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer. Kelly Jones. 2015. Random House. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  5. Chasing Secrets. Gennifer Choldenko. 2015. Random House. 288 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  6. Orbiting Jupiter. Gary D. Schmidt. 2015. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 160 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  7. The War That Saved My Life. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. 2015. Penguin. 320 pages. [Source: Library]
  8. Handful of Stars. Cynthia Lord. 2015. Scholastic. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  9. Mark of The Thief. Jennifer A. Nielsen. 2015. Scholastic. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  10. A Night Divided. Jennifer A. Nielsen. 2015. Scholastic. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  11. The Red Pencil. Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Shane Evans. 2014. Little, Brown. [Source: Library]
  12. The Case of the Cursed Dodo: A Jungle Noir (Endangered Files #1) Jake G. Panda. 2014. Wooly Family Studios. 180 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  13. Operation Bunny. Sally Gardner. Illustrated by David Roberts. 2014. Henry Holt. 192 pages. [Source: Library]
  14. The Paper Cowboy. Kristin Levine. 2014. Penguin. 352 pages. [Source: Library] 
  15. The Perfect Place. Teresa E. Harris. HMH. 272 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  16. The Castle Behind Thorns. Merrie Haskell. 2014. HarperCollins. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
  17. Debby. Siddie Joe Johnson. Illustrated by Ninon MacKnight. 1940.  Longmans, Green and Co. 214 pages. [Source: Bought]
  18. Snow Treasure. Marie McSwigan. Illustrated by Mary Reardon. 1942. 208 pages. [Source: Bought]
  19. The Cabin Faced West. Jean Fritz. Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky. 1958. 124 pages. [Source: Bought]
  20. The Great Turkey Walk. Kathleen Karr. 1998. 208 pages. [Source: Library]

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