Monday, December 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

I should be sleeping, but I am too excited about Top Ten Tuesday to make myself go to bed. I am sure that this post could wait until tomorrow and will I grumble about being tired at some point tomorrow? Probably.

I figure that this is going to be a long week. The kids know that Christmas break is so close they can taste it. They know that there are three days of school left. Down fall of teaching them how to read a calendar. So why not find something that makes my *heart flutter* and have that little moment, even if it is past my bedtime.
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I have been waiting for this Top Ten topic for three weeks now! It is "Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013" and I had a pretty good list! Some I will read more books from, and others...not so much.  

  •  Kathrine Applegate – The One and Only Ivan (could any sweeter book be written?)
  • Claire Vanderpool – Navigating Early
  •  Diana Gabaldon – Outlander
  • Ivan Doig – Whistling Season
  •  Ann Patchett- State of Wonder
  •   Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  •   Jack Gantos - Dead End in Norvelt (Please put my name on the hold list for book two)
  •   Richard Newton Peck – Soup on Ice (Dear Publishing Company, start printing these books again!)
  •  Robert Peck – The Grandma Dowdell Series (would LOVE some more adventures with Grandma)
  • John Boyne – Boy in the Striped Pajamas 
just realized that 50% of my list are YA/Jfic authors and that excites me. I am then able to share with my students books that I think they should read!

     Have you read any new-to-you authors this year?


  1. I haven't heard of any of these authors. I only recognised 1 book name: The Perks of being a wall flower. It always amazes me how many authors and books are out there in the world that we are yet to discover :)
    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday list if you want to check it out!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

    1. Most of them are kids authors. I have tried to read new things to share with my students. Truthfully, those have been the ones to rock my world the most these days instead of adult books!
      Thanks for stopping by!

    2. It's always amazing but like your motto says... It's the little things in life. I love your blog name :)

  2. I've only read two of these: 'The Perks of Being of Wall Flower' and 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjama' - both of which I loved, for different reasons. Last year, I taught 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' to a very large class or very naughty fourteen year olds. I read the whole thing out loud to them over several lessons (they would not have read it to themselves for love or money). When I got to the end, I couldn't help myself; I cried in front of them. The Grandma Dowdell series sounds good!

    1. I think it is very important to cry in front of them while reading a book. Every year I read "Where the Red Fern Grows" to my class, and every year I cry. I feel that the lesson they get is that books can cause you to have emotion. Up until that point, they are just books and sure some of them make them laugh, but I can say for certain that they have not cried because of a book up until that point. Opens a whole new world to them!