Book Reviews

October 2011

Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot.  A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and The Candy that Dropped from the Sky by Margot Theis Raven
Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and The Olympians.  Book Three.

The Grace of Silence. A Family Memoir by Michele Norris
The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb

September 2011

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Food Rules.  An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan

The Middle Passage.  White Ships, Black Cargo by Tom Feelings

Irma Voth. A Novel by Miriam Toews

Talking to Girls about Duran Duran.  One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut by Rob Sheffield
Vestments by John Reimringer

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

August 2011

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Annexed by Sharon Dogar
The Outlander by Gil Adamson

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Born Under a Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield

Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

They Called Themselves The K.K.K. The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by AVI
Crazy by  Han Nolan

The War to End All Wars.  World War I by Russell Freedman

July 2011

The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair
Sugar Changed the World.  A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
Ghellow Road.  A Literary Diary of a Young Girl's Journey by T.H. Waters
A Girl Named Mister by Nikki Grimes
Zlata's Diary.  A Child's Life in Sarajevo by Zlata Filipovic
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine
Centuries of June by Keith Donohue

June 2011

My Flag Grew Stars.  World War II Refugees' Journey to America by Kitty Gogins
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life. Vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
My Name is Number 4.  A True Story from the Cultural Revolution by Ting-Xing Ye
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann

May 2011

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Whiteout by Brian Duren
a long way gone. Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace
The Pun Also Rises.  How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and make Wordplay more than Some Antics by John Pollack

April 2011

The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark
A Hmong Boy's Story by Yakao Yang
godless by Pete Hautman
Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

March 2011

The Butterfly Key by Andrew D. Neudecker
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Persepolis 2.  The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi

Back to the Homeplace by William Leverne Smith

February 2011

Eve by Elissa Elliott
The Lady Matador's Hotel by Cristina Garcia
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Blue by Lou Aronica
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich

January 2011

My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space by Lisa Scottoline
The Accidental Adult by Colin Sokolowski

December 2010

The Quiet Little Woman.  A Christmas Story by Louisa May Alcott
Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
The Cigar Maker by Mark Carlos McGinty
Away Laughing on a Fast Camel by Louise Rennison
the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Master Butcher's Singing Club by Louise Erdrich

 November 2010

Elvis and Olive by Stephanie Watson
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall

Breath and Shadows by Ella Leffland

I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali
Fingerprints by Will Dinski
The Zookeeper's Wife.  A War Story by Diane Ackerman

How to Break a Dragon's Heart by Cressida Cowell

 October 2010

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Lucy's Hero. Remembering Paul Wellstone by Karen Shragg
Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark
The Accidental King of Clark Street by Diane Dryden
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

September 2010

The Wind Warrior by Cynthia Roberts
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
 Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway
The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

August 2010

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Huck by Janet Elder

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

Super-Parenting for ADD by Drs. Jenson and Hallowell
The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran
Glass by Ellen Hopkins

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Athena by George O'Connor

July 2010 

Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell
Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord

June 2010

The Guernsay Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
New Moon by Stephanie Meyers
Twilight by Stephanie Meyers
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

May 2010
Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants by Lousie Rennison
gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Zeus, King of the gods by George O'Connor
The Post Man Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

April 2010
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
Knocked Out by my Nunga-Nungas by Louise Rennison
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing.  The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

March 2010
The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle by David Elliott
Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

February 2010
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa