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Monday, January 30, 2012

It's Monday, January 30 and I'm reading...

Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey
I'm Reading:  
The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin---a middle-grade biography of American's most famous traitor. This book won the YALSA Nonfiction Prize this year.
A Death at Pemberley by P.D. James---Elizabeth Bennett Darcy involved in a murder mystery? Why not?

I recently finished:
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler--- another award-winning YA novel that is both funny and poignant; anyone who has ever had their heart broken should read this wonderful book.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green---this book may very well end up on my all-time-favorites list. I love it.

 Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann---I listened to this YA mystery/horror novel on audiobooks and thought it was really well done. 

Fragile Beasts by Tawni O'Dell--- can't wait to discuss this book with my club. This is a wonderful story of love, loss, and redemption.

I'm listening to:
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen--- this is my second Dessen book and it is shaping up fine.
What's Up Next:
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater---I am very excited to get started on this award-winning love story.

 Henry Tilney's Diary By Amanda Grange---next week is Austen Week in my library. I'd like to get to this book before then!


  1. A student just donated John Green's new book to my library (and it's signed!). Shall I read it before it hits our shelves?

  2. Wow, lots of great books going on for you, Anne! Glad you liked Cryer's Cross - Jamie and I enjoyed it on audio, too. I'm hearing great things about the new John Green book. And I still haven't gotten to Scorpio Races, either.

    There is just never enough time to read everything I want to read! (maybe I should get off the computer and go read, huh?)



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