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Best Books of March 2006

March 31st, 2006 (07:55 am)
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Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Saturdays by Holly Brock

March 2006: 40 books read

Best Bets for Teens and Adults
The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
The Principles of Love by Emily Franklin
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
A Crack in the Line by Michael Lawrence

Best Bets for Kids
Two Steps Forward by Rachel Cohn - Sequel to The Steps
The Baby-Sitters Club #1: Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin - Repackaged as a graphic novel with adorable artwork by Raina Telgemeier

Amazing Advanced Read
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn (Coming out in May)

Classic Play Pick
The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry

If you would like additional details about any of these books, or if you need further recommendations, just ask!


Posted by: bright as yellow (idreamofpeace)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
jaye book

Do you have a list of all the books you've read so far this year?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)

Yes, but not a full list online, so I've been posting the 'best of' list here monthly. :)

Posted by: bright as yellow (idreamofpeace)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
normal jaye

Is there any way you could put the full list online?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)

Remind me and I could email it to you. My full version has all genres/age levels/types :)

Posted by: dianoraek (dianoraek)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)

Babysitter's Club being repackaged as a graphic novel? As someone who was the biggest BSC fan in the world when she was in elementary school, I'm really curious about this. Are they trying to breathe new life into the series to introduce it to a new generation of girls?

(This is Brooke, btw!)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2006 10:47 am (UTC)

Hi Brooke! I've added you my friends list here at LJ.

The BSC graphic novel gets four stars and two thumbs up from me, and I too am a HUGE BSC fan. Ann M. Martin has retained the original dialogue, and the book is around 180 pages in length, so the whole story is there! Not only that, but the illustrations by Raina Telgemeier are adorable. The girls look like middle schoolers and their clothing is modest (as opposed to today's trashy trends in real life, let alone the comics with scantily-clad teens). The only thing I don't like in the whole thing is Claudia's bangs on the cover. Definitely check this book out. You'll cheer and you'll cry! :)

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