Welcome to my personal reading log for 2013. Every book changes our brains somehow--connections, emotions, insights, new worlds. This is very simply a log of what I've read for two purposes: so I can remember! and to share with anyone who is looking for recommendations.
The short entries will usually include a synopsis of the story, my reactions, a quick evaluation and what grade levels for whom it might be appropriate.
This |home page is just a list of titles. Full reviews are on each month's page Again, thanks to the middleschooler who said, "That should be a blog.".

January 2013


The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Legend by Marie Lu
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Clouds of Witness by Dorthy L Sayers
The Red Blazer Girls: The Secret Cellar by Michael Beil
Hideout by Gordan Korman (netgalley)
Anything but Ordinary by Lara Avery
Here There Be Dragons by James Owens

February 2013
Ivy and Bean: What's the Big Deal by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall
Defiance by C.K. Redwine
Crash : Visions Book One by Lisa McMann
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Navigating Early by Claire Vanderpool
Scarlet: the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
Slob by Ellen Potter
Fire in the Streets by kekla magoon

March 2013
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson
Prodigy: a Legend Novel. by Marie Lu
Hugo Pepper: a Far Flung Adventure by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
where i live by Eileen Spinelli
The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin
Bomb: the race to Build-and steal- the wolrd's most dangerous weapon by Steve Sheinkin
The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker
Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell their Stories edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones
Blizzard of Glass: the Halifax Explosion of 1817 by Sallly M Walker
Almost Home by Joan Bauer (CCBA - 2014)
King George: What was His Problem:The whole Hilarious Story of the American Revolution by Steve Sheinkin
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
Can I see your I.D.? : true stories of false identities by Chris Barton
The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen
Middle School: My Brother is a Big Fat Liar by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou
the Danger Box by Blue Balliett

April
Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli
The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making by Catherynne Valente
The Lives We Lostby Megan Crewe
The Wake of the Lorelei Lee (Bloody Jack #8) by L.A. Meyer
The Mark of the Golden Dragon (Bloody Jack #9) by L. A. Meyer
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly willis Holt
Viva Jacquelina! by L. A. Meyer
Which Way to the Wild West by Steve Sheinkin
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz


MAY
Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst illus by Lane Smith
Fox Forever by Mary E Pearson
The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin
Hold Fast by Blue Balliott
Fearless by Cornelia Funke

JUNE
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
The Selection by Kiera Cass
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Will in Scarlett by Matthew Cody
Trash Can Days by Teddy Steinkellner
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
The Moon and Beyond by Sarah Dessen
The Elite by Kiera Cass
House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel (CCBA nominee)
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell
The Legend of Diamond Lil: a JJ Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell (CCBA nominee)
Wings of Fire; the Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T Sutherland
will grayson, will grayson by John Green and David Levithan

JULY
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
Middle School: How I survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill. By James Patterson (yea right) and Chris Tebbetts
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
How to Train Your Dragon Book 10: How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel. By Cressida Cowell
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
Every Day by David Levithan
Who done it? : an investigation of murder most foul by Jon Scieszka
Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass
I'll be There, a novel by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Fake Friend: Daphne's Diary of Daily Disasters by Marissa Moss
Doll Bones by Holly Black
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Captain Awesome to the Rescue by Stand Kirby illus by George O'Connor
The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
The Girl With Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
Sophia's War by Avi
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
I Q. The White House by Roland Smith

August
I Q. The White House by Roland Smith
Never Say Die by Will Hobbs
Adaptation by Malinda Lo
Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett by Tom Angleberger
Junonia by Kevin Henkes
Partials by Dan Wells

September
Fragments : Book Two in the Partials Sequence by Dan Wells
Rescuing the Children: the Story of the Kindertransport by Deborah Hodge
Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin
Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst and Lane Smith
W.A.R.P. The Reluctant Assassin. by Eoin Colfer
Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
Curveball: The Year I Lost my Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko
Bitter Kingdom (Conclusion to The Girl of Fire and Thorns) by Rae Carson

OCTOBER
the shade of the moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Case That Time Forgot: Book 3 of The Sherlock Files by Tracy Barrett
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
United We Spy by Ally Carter
All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry
SYLO by D.J. MacHale
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Mister Max by Cythia Voight
Chupacabra by Roland Smith
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NOVEMBER
Boston Jacky by M. A. Meyer
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket
UnSouled by Neal Shusterman
Hold the Pickles by Vicki Grant. (overdrive)
Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
Champion by Marie Lu
The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math by Sean Connolly
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
a stranger at home: a True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis

Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
Abandon by Meg Cabot

December
Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
The Curse of the Blue Figurine: a John Bellairs Mystery by Bellairs
Mr and Mrs Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire! by Mrs Bunny. translated by Polly Horvath
Road Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen
Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff
Theodore Boone: the activist by John Grisham
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson
The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz
The Hypnotist by Gordon Korman
Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate