Saturday, July 20, 2013

2013 Books Part I

Another list! On the Nerdy Book Club blog they asked for a list of your favorite books that you have read so far this year. I actually had a hard time making this list. Looking back over my list of books read, there have been very few that I was really ecstatic about. I did find ten but am interested to see how this list changes at the end of the year.

Here they are in no particular order:
The One and Only Ivan
  • The One and Only Ivan (ok this one is in an order, it has by far been the best book this year!)
  • A Long Way from Chicago
  • A Year Down Yonder
  • A Season of Gifts
  • Anne of Windy Poplar
  • Anne's House of Dreams
  • Where the Red Fern Grows (every year 4th graders!)
  • Walk Two Moons
  • Dragonfly in Amber
  • Rule Number Two: Lessons Learned in a Combat Hospital

What about you? What would be your top ten book read thus far in 2013?

What I like about this list and getting read back is that it will give me ideas of books to add to my to read pile (as if it wasn't big enough!)


  1. I just saw this on Nerdy Book Club, too! These are mine (in no particular order). It's a random list because that's how I read, haha.

    1. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
    2. Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles
    3. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
    4. 14 Minutes by Alberto Salazar
    5. Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco
    6. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
    7. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (I always teach it to my sophomores)
    8. Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
    9. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    10. 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston

    As soon as I hit "publish," I'll probably think of something that should have been here. :)

  2. You want me to remember only 10 books? Besides 'Needled to Death', among others? How about The Forgotten Garden, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels (no one is murdered), Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, and I'm not even going to try to go back and look up more titles. You know the one I didn't read for July book club, but may in the future.♥♫