Thursday, January 18, 2007

Best Of!

This is more of a housekeeping post.

First off, somehow I totally left A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage off of my tops favs for 2006 list. I've gone back and added it in.

Anyway, so, the following favorites of last year have already been talked about by me (link goes to review):

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller
Lamb: The Gospel According the Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa
Casson Family books by Hilary McKay
Fables series by Bill Willingham
Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faiza Gruene
Kipling's Choice by Geert Spillebeen
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

In Children's (excluding the ones mentioned above):

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Lady Grace Mysteries by Grace Cavendish
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley
Chasing Vermeer and The Wright 3 by Blue Balliet
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster
Regarding the Sink: Where, Oh Where, Did the Waters Go? by Kate Klise
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan

In YA (excluding the ones mentioned above):

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty (along with Second Helpings and Charmed Thirds)
Startled by His Furry Shorts by Louise Rennison
King Dork by Frank Portman
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Which means I have 8 to review. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is exciting! I have collected so many book recommendations from this single post, thanks, Jenni. I have been wantingn to read Bapsi Sidhwa's "Cracking India" for the longest time - the movie "Earth" was based on this book, wasn't it?