20) The Raft by S. A. Bodeen’s – a gripping story of survival at sea
21) God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant and Marla Frazee
22) Olympians: Poseidon, Earth Shaker by George O’Connor
23) Olympians: Aphrodite, Goddess of Love by George O’Connor
24) True Talents by David Lubar – Lubar may not have wanted to write a sequel to Hidden Talents, but I’m glad he did.
25) Cress by Marissa Meyer – Well worth the wait, and it may be my favorite of the series so far. Each fairy tale is better than the last. I can’t wait to see how they all come together in Winter.
26) The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman – I want a job at the New York Circulating Repository
27) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – How do I count the ways I love this book?
28) Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller with Susan Kelley – another book that has transformed my thinking and will continue to transform my teaching
29) Trash by Andy Mulligan – a compelling mystery set against the horrors of children living in a large trash dump to survive
30) When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders by J. Patrick Lewis – beautiful and thoughtful
31) Wolf Storm by Dee Garretson – danger and adventure packed into the filming of a movie that turns all-too-real
It is so hard to pick favorites from the books I read this month. I loved Cress and Fangirl and The Grimm Legacy. Reading in the Wild inspired me.