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Reading Break-I Need Some Suggestions

So my awesome friends, the ILOAS-Abby , Drea, Katie, Angie, and Kelly and I have decided to have a read-a-thon next weekend. Summer Reading Program is over, my work on my state book award committee is finished and I have a break before I start my next committee assignment and a reading marathon sounds wonderfull. So I'm looking to you, my fabulous blog friends and fellow readers for suggestions. What are the must reads I have to get my hands on during my reading break?


  1. I highly recommend The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman!

  2. I'm looking forward to picking up Sonia Gensler's The Revenant.

  3. I think you've already read ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, but you've got to read LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR too - I'm such a Stephanie Perkins groupie. And if you haven't read Gayle Forman's IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT yet, then both are a *must*.

  4. Looking for adult read, must is The Water Rat of Wanchai by Ian Hamilton. The main character Ava Lee makes for a kickass super action hero. I reveiwed it recently

  5. My favorite summer reads so far were:

    Blood Red Road by Moira Young
    Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
    Hounded by Kevin Hearne
    Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

  6. I agree with Kristen, Ruby Red is a must. I just finished it moments ago, and I can't wait to read the next book.

    I should really do a read-a-thon as well. My senior year starts in a week, and my reading time will be cut drastically.

  7. You've probably already read Supernaturally by Kiersten White. If not, I suggest that. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier is on my TBR list along with Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol and The Ogre of Oglefort
    by Eva Ibbotson.

  8. I know you've already read it, but if you are getting together with your group, try reading chapters from Scieszka's KNUCKLEHAD aloud to each other, especially the road trip barf disaster chapter.

  9. Right now I'm reading Love, Stargirl and The Dirty Life (memoir of a Harvard grad who reluctantly became a farmer working with draft horses, milking cows by hand, doing things the old-fashioned way, basically, and learning as she went along), and both are excellent! Oh, and anything by E. Lockhart is usually a winner for me, too :)

  10. I'd pick up "Stolen" by Lucy Christopher (not sure if you read this one or not). It's a psychological thriller that had me thinking for days!

  11. I'd recommend...

    All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg
    Powerless by Matthew Cody
    A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
    Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride


  12. I am J by Cris Beam
    Saving Sky by Diane Stanley
    if you havening read them the Pacy Lin books by Grace Lin are awesome!
    Also Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin and Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (if you want some more mature titles)

  13. Recently I've really enjoyed The Fox Inheritance, Jumping off Swings, Want to Go Private, The Scorpio Races, and I quite liked Blood Magic.

  14. Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury...Loved it!! Kind of predictable ending, but if you like Mary Quinn mysteries I recommend it

    Wildefire by Karsten Knight...I just started this one, but I am already sucked in.

    Dead Rules by Randy Russell...haven't started it yet, but have heard good things.

    Belly Up by Stewart Gibbs...a middle grade mystery. The cover led me to check it out, and it looks to be pretty funny.


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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee