I feel that I have been fairly good this year. There were a few times that I wasn't, but I hope that you can turn a blind eye just this once. I don't ask for much, but this year, I hope you might place some of these top ten books into your big, red sack.
From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos
I really enjoyed the first book and have high hopes for the second one. Our school library doesn't have this one yet, which is why it is on my list.
The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE Sharon Creech. It is my goal to read all of her books.
The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech
See note above.
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
Gilmore Girls fan? I know that there were writers that wrote Lorelai Gilmore's humor, but I am hoping that there is some of that humor in this book.
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
I have enjoyed every book of Kate DiCamillo's that I have read. My students really enjoyed "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" and hopefully this one doesn't disappoint!
More Like Her by Liza Palmer
Liza Palmer cracks me up! "Conversations with a Fat Girl" and" Seeing Me Naked" made me giggle and "Field Guide to Burying Your Parents" made me think. I don't even know what this book is about, but it has Liza's name on it so I am sold!
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
Sharon Creech again! This one I have read. You can read my review here. I want to add this book to my collection since it is one that I will read again.
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
I read this book years ago and enjoyed it. I recommend it to everyone (even though NO ONE has ever taken my suggestion.) This makes me wonder if it really is all I remembered it to be. I worry that if I read it again, it might not be good. I mean there has to be a reason no one picks it up after I tell them about it. I enjoyed the movie and have seen that a few times, so I think I might be safe!
4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone by Barbra Ann Kipfer
Super random book. Found it at a cute little shop but didn't want to spend the money to get it. I think it would be fun to use with friends and family but I also feel that I could use it in my classroom.
Wolf Story by William McCleery
It has been YEARS since I have read this book. I was thinking today that I am pretty sure that this is the one and only book that my dad has ever given me. We (mainly he and my sister) have a wolf thing going on and he gave me this book. I recently found a copy (no idea where mine is) but gave it to him. I have only seen it in the stores the one time. Also one that would be reread and put on the to keep pile.
What books would you like to have Santa leave under the tree for you? Have you been naughty or nice?
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