What do I really want for my list?
Something that stands out in relief, truthfully. What exactly do I mean? I’ve grabbed titles from my shelves to show you what has stood out in relief for me.
- MG and YA mysteries. Any kind of mystery, but I’m reading a lot of those and I’m kind of addicted.
CHASING VERMEER by Blue Balliett
Rick’s Riordan’s MAZE OF BONES (first of the 39 CLUES)
FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER by E.L. Konigsburg
Hardy Boys UNDERCOVER BROTHERS series by Franklin W. Dixon
NATHANIEL FLUDD (younger chapter book, but still good!) and THEODOSIA series by R.L. LaFevers
THE THIEF series, Megan Whalen Turner
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Mark Haddon
THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND, Elizabeth George Speare
WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED, Judy Blundell
WHEN YOU REACH ME, Rebecca Stead
- MG and YA fantasy and this runs the gamut.
A WRINKLE IN TIME, Madeleine L’Engle
THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, Trenton Lee Stewart
ELLIOT AND THE PIXIE PLOT, Jennifer Nielsen
GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY, Libba Bray
HUNGER GAMES, Suzanne Collins
SHADOW, Jenny Moss
THE SHADOW THIEVES, Anne Ursu
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
CURSE AS DARK AS GOLD and STARCROSSED, Elizabeth C. Bunce
IMMORTAL BELOVED, Cate Tiernan
- MG and YA historical and contemporary and again, anything and everything
SPARROW ROAD, Sheila O’Connor
ONE MORNING AND ONE AMAZING DAY ON ORANGE STREET, Joanne Rocklin
PENDERWICKS, Jeanne Birdsall
NOWHERE GIRL, Ammi-Joan Paquette
TAKING OFF, Jenny Moss
SASS & SERENDIPITY, Jennifer Ziegler
Does this give you a good start? Happy reading!