I told my students this year one of my Reading Resolutions was to read at least 5 books a month. Let’s see how I do!


  1. Cinder, by Marissa Meyer (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  2. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio (Audiobook) (2.5 stars)
  3. Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Broscol (2 stars)
  4. Friends with Boys, by Faith Erin Hicks (2.5 stars)
  5. Matched, by Ally Condie (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)


  1. The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling (2 stars) Read my review
  2. Drama, by Raina Telgemeier (2 stars)
  3. Accidental Love, by Gary Soto (1 star)
  4. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, by James Patterson (Audiobook) (0.5 stars)
  5. Just Your Average Princess, by Kristina Springer (1 star)
  6. Waiting for You, Susane Colasanti (1.5 stars)
  7. The Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  8. Page by Paige, by Laura Lee Gulledge (2 stars)
  9. Into the Volcano, by Don Wood (1.5 stars)
  10. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, by Russell Freedman (1 star)
  11. The Running Dream, by Wendelin Van Draanen (Audiobook) (2 stars)


  1. Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine (Audiobook) (2.5 stars)
  2. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous, by Georgia Bragg  (1.5 stars)
  3. The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy (2.5 stars)
  4. Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917, by Sally M. Walker (1.5 stars)
  5. Okay for Now, by Gary D. Schmidt (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  6. Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  7. The Outcasts (The Brotherland Chronicles #1), by John Flanagan (1.5 stars)
  8. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones (2.5 stars)
  9. No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (1.5 stars) Read my review


  1. Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo (2 stars)
  2. Bamboo People, by Mitali Perkins (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  3. Breaking Stalin’s Nose, by Eugene Yelchin (1.5 stars)
  4. Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot”, by Michael O. Tunnell (1 star)
  5. Words in the Dust, by Trent Reedy (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  6. The Hunt for the Seventh, by Christine Morton-Shaw (1 star)
  7. Guitar Notes, by Mary Amato (2 stars)


  1. I, Emma Freke, by Elizabeth Atkinson (1.5 stars)
  2. Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  3. Messenger, by Lois Lowry (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  4. A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz (1 star)
  5. Cloaked, by Alex Flinn (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  6. World Without Fish, by Mark Kurlansky (1.5 stars) Read my review


  1. Boys Without Names, by Kashmira Sheth (1.5 stars)
  2. Sailor Twain or the Mermaid in the Hudson, by Mark Siegel (2 stars)
  3. Close to Famous, by Joan Bauer (1.5 stars)
  4. Summer of the Mariposas, by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (1.5 stars)
  5. Monster, by Walter Dean Myers (2 stars)
  6. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (2 stars)


  1. I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore (1 star)
  2. Cardboard, by Doug Tennapel (1.5 stars)
  3. Bounce, by Natasha Friend (2 stars)
  4. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell (2.5 stars)
  5. The Savage Fortress, by Sarwat Chadda (2 stars)


  1. Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein (2.5 stars)
  2. Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition, by Karen Blumenthal (1.5 stars)
  3. Other Side of the Island, by Allegra Goodman (1 star)
  4. Crackback, by John Coy (1.5 stars)
  5. Sugar Changed the World, by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos (1 star)


  1. Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  2. Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi (2 stars)
  3. I Funny, by James Patterson (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  4. Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95, by Phillip Hoose (1.5 stars)
  5. The Elephant Scientist, by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson (2 stars)
  6. The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  7. A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness (3 stars) Read my review
  8. People Who Said No, by Laura Scandiffio (1.5 stars)
  9. Going Vintage, by Lindsey Leavitt (1.5 stars)


  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  2. Peanut, by Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe (2 stars)
  3. Black Gold: The Story of Oil in our Lives, by Albert Marrin (2 stars)
  4. Reckless, by Cornelia Funke (Audiobook) (1 star)
  5. Ashes, Ashes, by Jo Treggiari (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  6. Freakling, by Lana Krumwiede (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  7. All the Lovely Bad Ones, by Mary Downing Hahn (Audiobook) (1 star)
  8. The Tragedy Paper, by Elizabeth Laban (2 stars)
  9. Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, by Steven Sheinkin (2.5 stars)
  10. The Bully Book, by Eric Kahn Gale (1.5 stars)
  11. Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  12. Lost Boy, by Greg Ruth (1 star)
  13.  Jefferson’s Sons, by Kimberly Bradley (Audiobook) (2 stars)


  1. Storm Runners, by Roland Smith (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  2. Starters, by Lissa Price (2 stars)
  3. Tears of a Tiger, by Sharon Draper (2 stars)
  4. Marcelo in the Real World, by Francisco X. Stork (Audiobook) (2.5 stars)
  5. Across the Universe, by Beth Revis (2 stars)
  6. Counting by 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan (2 stars)
  7. Maze Runner, by James Dashner (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  8. Sold, by Patricia McCormick (2 stars)


  1. Requiem, by Lauren Oliver (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  2. Anything but Ordinary, by Lara Avery (2 stars)
  3. Ungifted, by Gordon Korman (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  4. Prodigy, by Marie Lu (2.5 stars)
  5. The Scorch Trials, by James Dashner (Audiobook) (1 star)
  6. Diamond Willow, by Helen Frost (1.5 stars)
  7. What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones (2 stars)
  8. The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)

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