Saturday, February 03, 2007

January Reading

Here’s a list of the 33 books I read in January! But before the entire list, I’d like to announce the Best Book Read In January 2007!

And the winner is…

Ophelia by Lisa Klein !!!!!!!

And the runners-up:

Set in Stone by Linda Newbery

Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz

The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher

Kitty Goes Californian by Pepper McNeil

The Book Of Luke by Jenny O’Connell

It was really difficult to narrow down to six books (Ophelia was the clear winner, as it is my new favorite book ever!). I read so many great books this month! Those that I rated a 9 or higher have a star beside them. 17 of the books got at least a 9 rating! That’s over half—meaning I read a ton of good books this month. And some of these ratings were really hard to decide between, say 8 and 9—so if I were to reread each of these books, these ratings might change. And here’s the list, in order from the beginning of the month to the end. (Reviews still to come on many of these--check for most of the others)

Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty*

The Scarlet Letterman by Cara Lockwood*

Foreign Exposure: The Social Climber Abroad by Lauren Mechling and Laura Moser*

Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz*

Battle of the Bands by KL Denman

Ophelia by Lisa Klein*

The Unresolved by TK Welsh

Loving Will Shakespeare by Carolyn Meyer

Set In Stone by Linda Newbery*

Secrets of a South Beach Princess by Mary Kennedy

Skinny by Ibi Kaslik*

The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw

The Big Shuffle by Laura Pedersen*

Private by Kate Brian

In the Company of Crazies by Nora Raleigh Baskin

The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher*

Secrets of My Hollywood Life: On Location by Jen Calonita*

Kitty Goes Californian by Pepper McNeil*

Getting It by Alex Sanchez

Gender Blender by Blake Nelson

Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

A Girl Like Moi by Lisa Barham*

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws by Janette Rallison

The Boy Book by E Lockhart*

Rubber Houses by Ellen Yeomans

The Actual Reality of Jennifer James by Gillian Shields*

The Hollywood Sisters: Backstage Pass by Mary Wilcox

Prom Dates From Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore*

The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America by Dave Gilmartin

The Book of Luke by Jenny O’Connell*

Sweetblood by Pete Hautman*

Not Like You by Deborah Davis

Dream Journal by Karen Halvorsen Schreck


Billie said...

Did you enjoy The Unresolved? My daughter just finished it and said she loved it.

Jocelyn said...

Hoping you'll check back here for a reply as I have no contact info :)

This story is is very interesting. It's a look at the way justice worked in 1904, and it's not particularly different from the way it seems to work today. TK Welsh's style, however, isn't as good as it could have been. This could have been a beautifully dark, tragic story; instead it's just an interesting one. The characters, too, are a little disappointing; none of them really jump off the page. Still, this is a gripping story that kept my attention. It's worth reading, but it's certainly not my absolute favorite book ever.

Rosemary Clement-Moore said...

I keep checking to make sure that's really a star beside Prom Dates From Hell. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!