Friday, July 31, 2015

Reading Challenge - July

I slowed down a bit in July and ended up reading The Princess Diaries series because the library was having a special book club party for the new Royal Wedding book.  It was a fun series to read but I skipped from book 5 to the new book.

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech - Sophie travels with her uncles and cousins on a boat over the Atlantic.
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia C. McKissak - An interesting collection of African American folktales from the American south.
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George - Julie is an Eskimo who runs away from an arranged marriage and is adopted by wolves.
Forgive Us Our Sins: Homosexuality in Light of the Bible by Richard D. Starr - A summary of what the Bible says about homosexuality co-written by a pastor and a man who lived most of his life as a homosexual.
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson - A novel in poetic form about a boy who lost his parents in a fire and copes with living with a foster parent.
Shiloh by Phillis Reynolds Naylor - A Newbery winner about a boy who rescues and hides a dog form his abusive master.
Shabanu Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples - Shabanu is the daughter of a camel herder who is preparing for her older sister's wedding.
An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer - Magic 2.0 series book 3.  Todd, a wizard who was exiled by the others, returns and traps some of the wizards in a computer simulation.
Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz - Based on actual experiences, Jean is an American girl growing up in China.
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman - A nonfiction children's book about the famous first lady.
A Visit to William Blake's Inn by Nancy Willard - A collection of poems based on the works of William Blake.
Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky - A picture book about the process of making maple syrup.
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee - The "original" To Kill a Mockingbird with an adult Jean Louise is ok but needs editing.
Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey  by Jamake Hightower - A novel composed of different Native American legends woven together written by a man who apparently claims to be Native American but may not actually be Native American.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
--Cinder - Linh Cinder is a cyborg who has a chance encounter with the prince in this sci fi/robot version of Cinderella.
--Scarlet - Cinder is on the run but meanwhile, in France, Scarlet is dealing with her grandmother's disappearance and the appearance of the mysterious Wolf.
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
--The Princess Diaries - Mia finds out that she is the only heir to the throne of Genovia.
--Princess in the Spotlight - Mia finds out that her mother is pregnant and prepares for a huge televised interview.
--Princess in Love - Mia has a secret admirer but is he the same guy as her crush?
--Princess in Waiting - Mia spends her Christmas in Genovia but all she can think of is her new boyfriend.
--Princess in Pink - Mia wants to go to prom with Michael but he doesn't want to go.
--Royal Wedding - The 11th volume, Mia is now an adult and still dating Michael while the press hounds them about not getting married.

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