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Best Books of June 2007

July 1st, 2007 (05:42 pm)
thirsty

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: The Last Word is Mine from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

June 2007: 53 books read (70 including short stories)

For all ages
Someday by Alison McGhee
The Secret Life of Walter Kitty by Barbara Jean Hicks, illustrated by Dan Santat
Where To, Little Wombat? by Charles Fuge
The Care and Feeding of Sprites by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
In the Realm of the Never Fairies: The Secret World of Pixie Hollow with text by Monique Peterson and illustrations by The Disney Storybook Artists, designed by Elizabeth Ryazantseva and Megan Krempels

For ages 8 and up
Me and the Pumpkin Queen by Marlane Kennedy
Cassie Was Here by Caroline Hickey
The Thing about Georgie by Lisa Graff

For ages 12 and up
Picture Perfect by D. Anne Love
Loose Threads by Lorie Ann Grover - verse novel
Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham - verse novel

For ages 14 and up
Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Coming out in October)
Lessons From a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles (Coming out in October)

Short Stories - For teens and adults
Sha-la-la by Sarah Dessen
Rebecca by Nancy Werlin
- Both featured in Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Art by Scott Hunt

Backlist Pick
The Problem of the Missing Miss by Roberta Rogow  

Comments

Posted by: Sarah Darer Littman (saraclaradara)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)

I'm dying to read Jay's book. Also want to read Lessons from a Dead Girl.

Where do you find the time to read all this AND Blog, AND read everyone else's blog? Oh and presumably eat and sleep for some short period of time.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)

Oh Princess SCD, have you seen the new issue of readergirlz? :) :)

13RY is brilliant. Lessons is amazing. Read them both.

You left out WORK! That plus going there and back is at least 50 hours a week.

Posted by: Sarah Darer Littman (saraclaradara)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)

Haven't seen Readergirlz yet - I'm Mary Poppins-less, kids are on vacation and I'm working on a freelance business article (or at least trying to between interruptions).

Oh yes...WORK!

Ok, but you *still* haven't revealed the secret of how you do it all...do you have a Time Turner or something? : )

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)

I was going to send you something more formal about this, but since I have your attention right now:

Wear that tiara with PRIDE, because your book was selected by the postergirlz advisory council as a recommended read in the July issue of readergirlz!

http://readergirlz.com/issue.html

I'll be starting up threads at the readergirlz group forum for the recommended reads, so pop by if you have a chance . . .

http://groups.myspace.com/readergirlz

Posted by: Sarah Darer Littman (saraclaradara)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)

OMG! That's so cool!!

I really enjoyed Goy Crazy, and Melissa is great fun. I feel like I'm in great company :>)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)

I'd pick Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle or Pippi Longstocking over Mary Poppins any day.

Good luck with your article!

Hermione and I would get along rather well. I've been multitasking since before she was born!

Posted by: Jo Knowles (jbknowles)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)

Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to read my ARC. You are the best. Also, I am amazed at how much you read. You are incredible.

:-)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)

Thanks, and you are welcome. I was planning on emailing you next week, because this weekend has been busy and I've been offline. Oh, my goodness, Jo - LESSONS is so, so good.

Posted by: Jo Knowles (jbknowles)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)

Oh, thanks for telling me that!!! :-)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)

You are welcome. It's true.

Care for an interview, madam?

Posted by: Jo Knowles (jbknowles)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)

Absolutely!! :-)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)

Excellent. I'll email you this weekend.

Posted by: Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010 (seaheidi)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)

you read 53 books in june??? WOW!! i'm impressed. i didn't realize 'get well soon' was out--will you interview her? also loved to find out what you thought of 13 reasons why--didn't realize sarah dessen wrote short stories--where was it published? ok. nuff questions. =9

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)

Thank you.

Yes, I'd like to, if she's willing. Stay tuned.

13 Reasons Why is outstanding.

Both short stories I mentioned are in the anthology Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Art by Scott Hunt.

Posted by: Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010 (seaheidi)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)

thanks a lot--i will stay tuned. =9

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)

Also:

Sarah has written other short stories. Check out the anthology One Hot Second, for example. Sixteen. etc.

Posted by: Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010 (seaheidi)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)

Thanks--she's great. Been a fan for years. =9

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)

Ditto.

Posted by: Susan (burstoflight)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 07:13 am (UTC)
{buffy} Xander= all-seeing

The fact that you can read more books in one month than I can in 3 years is really, really disheartening, Tink. LOL! I've read 7 books this year though, so that counts right? ;)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)

Yes, that counts!

Are you off for the summer? How's life?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)

Thanks for including my book CASSIE WAS HERE! I'm pumped. And now I have a summer reading list to get started on...

Caroline Hickey
http://carolinehickey.com

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)

You are welcome! I liked it.

Posted by: capri pants. leather sandals. pregnancy. (37piecesflair)
Posted at: July 3rd, 2007 07:13 am (UTC)

I got Lessons from a Dead Girl, but I'm still working on it ( was that YOUR doing? If so, thank you! I owe you so much, dear )

I'm excited to read them both.

I've gotta write reviews for Skulduggery Pleasant, Into the Wild, Lessons.. and Fearless soon. Yay!



Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 3rd, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)

I don't know. Glad that you received it!

Posted by: SarahsBooks (sarahsbooks)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)

Oh my God! I think I'm hot stuff when I read over 20 books a month, and you go and double me!

Anyhow...

Hip hip hooray for Me and the Pumpkin Queen and Thirteen Reasons Why!

And I really am going to have to read The Problem of the Missing Miss...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)

I'm a fast reader.

If you were here, I think we'd switch books back and forth constantly.

...and The Menagerie series, AND Still She Haunts Me, AND...

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
happy

So, so, so glad LOOSE THREADS made your list. It's definitely making mine.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)

:)

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