Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Top Books of 2009-2010

And the winners are.....

10. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
9. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
8. Burned by ellen Hopkins
7. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
6. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
5. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
4. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
3. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Honorable Mention: Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher), Lord Loss (Darren Shan), Battle of the Labyrinth (Riordan), Slawter (Shan), Cirque du Freak (Shan), Marked (P.C. and Kristin Cast), Impulse (Hopkins), Hush, Hush (Becca Fitzpatrick), Firestorm (David Klass), The Host (Meyer), Just Listen (Sarah Dessen)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Party on Reading Beach

Whoo hoo! The book fair is going on all week at MHS. Spend $5 there and get a ticket to Reading Beach next Tuesday.

Reading Beach is a chance to kick back and read outdoors on the lawn behind the library during English class time. Bring your sunscreen, your blanket or lawn chair, and something great to read. I'll provide cold drinks and music.

Such a great deal!

Friday, May 21, 2010

What are you reading this summer?

One of the great joys of summer is having the time to laze about reading all the stuff that's been piling up on my bedstand. I'll share the list of what I can't wait to read by the pool....feel free to share yours in comments below. Disclaimer: Some of my books are rated for adults, not Young Adult!

  1. Sizzling Sixteen (The new Stephanie Plum book from Janet Evanovich)
  2. The Short Second LIfe of Bree Tanner (Stephenie Meyer, 'nuff said)
  3. An Echo in the Bone (The new Outlanders book from Diana Gabaldon...Jamie!)
  4. The Red Pyramid (The new Rick Riordan book...started already)
  5. Mockinjay (Technically we will be back at school when it comes out but I am so excited about it that I included it....August 24th!!!)
  6. Linger (The sequel to Shiver which I liked but didn't love)
  7. Every Day in Tuscany by Frances Mayes (A perfect chill out for summer book)
  8. I'll Be Mature When I'm Dead (Dave Barry...funniest guy ever)
  9. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  10. With The Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa (Non fiction about WWII in the Pacific)

Monday, May 3, 2010

May Book Club Starting

Like to read and talk about what you're reading? Want to participate in a podcast or a video? Want to have your own blog to share your reading rants with the world? Then Booktalkers, Melissa High School's book club, might be for you.

Come to the library during lunch next Monday, May 10th, to join in. We will meet both lunches but just come to yours please :)

We will pick book(s), decide on projects, and make plans!

Be there.