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Their Favorite Books: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

In this never-before-seen poem, Jennifer Lynn Barnes shares her favorite books of 2007.

'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through Jen's brain
Danced stories and sagas
Whose imprints won't wane:

Like Grief Girl -
So poignant, moreover, so true
Or first breakups, first loves
In a novel called Bloom

Then there's series that ended
Like Potter and Pants
And the historical magic
Of a wildwood dance

Characters well-remembered
Long after they're read
Like a family of Weasleys
(Rest in peace, Fred)

From Tyler in Twisted
To Edward and Bella
To a countess-slash-maid
And her noble-birth fella

Plus six superheroes
(Five teen and one pre-)
and dear Emma Jean Lazarus,
who fell out of a tree.

So many stories
That fight the good fight
So thank you, dear authors
For all that you write
And (had to say it) -
Merry Christmas to all
And to all, a good night

Books Referenced:
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
Grief Girl by Erin Vincent
A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis
Runaways by Brian K Vaughn
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Girls in Pants by Ann Brashares
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Other Favorites:

Favorite super-cool nonfiction book for sciencey folks: Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternate Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos by Michio Kaku

Favorite adult book: My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson

Favorite adult urban fantasy: Stray by Rachel Vincent

Favorite book read in ARC form: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E Lockhart

Book That I Read For the First Time This Year, But Really Wish I'd Read as a Kid: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Thanks, Jen, for such a unique and fun response!

Find out what others have read and loved this year.

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