#TopTenTuesday: Top Ten Foodie Passages

Genres: Middle Grade

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a blog post but what a better opportunity than a Tuesday when the theme is Food in Books! As you may know, I adore all things culinary, and as a child, I even dreamed of being a culinary queen one day. No, I don’t have my own restaurant or bakery yet, but I cook and bake as often as I can, and my dreams of one day opening a coffee shop and bakery/bookstore combo continue to be stirred…

But first, here are some titles whose passages featuring food are deliciously enjoyable!

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Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating :)”

ALL FOUR STARS

And there was the moment when the desserts began to arrive, carried by a procession of servers in black and yellow. Creamy-looking custards were followed by beautifully decorated slices of cake. Crisp-shelled pastries were set down next to gooey-centered pies. Dainty little goblets featuring ice cream and sorbet came out on a silver tray, and a pungent aroma rose off a long wooden board that was dotted with more kinds of cheese than Gladys had ever seen, even in Mr. Eng’s special fridge.

A TANGLE OF KNOTS

“Your perfect cake,” she said by way of an explanation.

“Usually I can tell as soon as I meet someone. Like, Amy’s mom there is a pineapple upside down cake, and her dad is a sour cream coffee cake with a crumbly blueberry center.”

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

“Everything is ready, Diana, except my cake which I’m to make in the morning, and the baking-powder biscuits which Marilla will make just before teatime. I assure you, Diana, that Marilla and I have had a busy two days of it. It’s such a responsibility having a minister’s family to tea. I never went through such an experience before. You should just see our pantry. It’s a sight to behold. We’re going to have jellied chicken and cold tongue. We’re to have two kinds of jelly, red and yellow, and whipped cream and lemon pie, and cherry pie, and three kinds of cookies, and fruit cake, and Marilla’s famous yellow plum preserves that she keeps especially for ministers, and pound cake and layer cake, and biscuits as aforesaid; and new bread and old both, in case the minister is dyspeptic and can’t eat new.”

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

“What’s inside it?” asked the Mole, wriggling with curiosity. “There’s cold chicken inside it,” replied the Rat briefly; ‘coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrenchrollscresssandwichespottedmeatgingerbeerlemonadesodawater—”

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE

You can think how good the new-caught fish smelled while they were frying and how the hungry children longed for them to be done and how very much hungrier still they had become before Mr Beaver said, “Now we’re nearly ready.” Susan drained the potatoes and then put them all back in the empty pot to dry on the side of the range while Lucy was helping Mrs Beaver to dish up the trout, so that in a very few minutes everyone was drawing up their stools (it was all three-legged stools in the Beavers’ house except for Mrs Beaver’s own special rocking chair beside the fire) and preparing to enjoy themselves. There was a jug of creamy milk for the children (Mr Beaver stuck to beer) and a great big lump of deep yellow butter in the middle of the table from which everyone took as much as he wanted to go with his potatoes, and all the children thought – and I agree with them – that there’s nothing to beat good freshwater fish if you eat it when it has been alive half an hour ago and has come out of the pan half a minute ago. And when they had finished the fish Mrs Beaver brought unexpectedly out of the oven a great and gloriously sticky marmalade roll, steaming hot, and at the same time moved the kettle on to the fire, so that when they had finished the marmalade roll the tea was made and ready to be poured out. And when each person had got his (or her) cup of tea, each person shoved back his (or her) stool so as to be able to lean against the wall and gave a long sigh of contentment.

FARMER BOY

There was oatmeal with plenty of thick cream and maple sugar. There were fried potatoes, and the golden buckwheat cakes, as many as Almanzo wanted to eat, with sausages and gravy or with butter and maple syrup. There were preserves and jams and jellies and doughnuts. But best of all Almanzo liked the spicy apple pie, with its thick, rich juice and its crumbly crust. He ate two big wedges of the pie.

FARMER BOY (X2)

The big blue platter on the stove’s hearth was full of plump sausage cakes; Eliza Jane was cutting apple pies and Alice was dishing up the oatmeal, as usual. But the little blue platter stood hot on the back of the stove, and ten stacks of pancakes rose in tall towers on it. Ten pancakes cooked on the smoking griddle, and as fast as they were done Mother added another cake to each stack and buttered it lavishly and covered it with maple sugar. Butter and sugar melted together and soaked the fluffy pancakes and dripped all down their crisp edges. That was stacked pancakes. Almanzo liked them better than any other kind of pancakes.

BREAD AND JAM FOR FRANCES

“I have a thermos bottle with cream of tomato soup,” she said. “And a lobster-salad sandwich on thin slices of white bread. I have celery, carrot sticks, and black olives, and a little cardboard shaker of salt for the celery. And two plums and a tiny basket of cherries. And vanilla pudding with chocolate sprinkles and a spoon to eat it with.’

That’s a good lunch,” said Albert.

PADDINGTON

“A wise bear always keeps a marmalade sandwich in his hat in case of emergency.”

A SNICKER OF MAGIC

I saw an old couple with matching sun visors. They were eating ice-cream cones full of rainbow-colored scoops. I watched a girl with red hair hold a novel in one hand and a waffle cone in the other. She was mumbling the words of her story, so happy to be reading that she didn’t notice the pink dollop of ice cream on her chin.

I don’t know about you, but these passages are making me hungry! There are probably many other children’s books featuring delightful food-filled passages, but these are the ten I chose for today. What foodie books did you choose? Children’s? Young Adult? Adult? Cookbooks? I would love to read your posts so do share your links here!

What Katie Read

Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR

Spring 2017 will see a handful of anticipated books published, and so today I share with you some of the titles that are on the top of my TBR. I picked up a handful of them at ALA Midwinter, so that means I can jump into many of these right away. But…I also share a few backlist titles that I’m adding to the stack.

It’s as it has always been: So many books and so little time!

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their blog and join in any week you like.

Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating :).”

STRANGE THE DREAMER

I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of this at ALA Midwinter and I’ve already started reading it. Suffice it to say that however high your hopes are about this one, you can elevate them higher.

A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

I’ve been holding off reading A Court of Mist and Fury but you can bet I’ll have read it by the time this title is released. I’m anxious to know how Feyre’s journey is going to unfold.

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

We know this won the National Book Award, and everything I have heard about this book convinces me it will be a heartrending and emotional read, but it will be worth it.

THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE

I’m really looking forward to another historical novel set just after World War II. I can’t get enough fiction set in this time period, especially if it is well-researched. The Goodreads description says this fits readers of The Nightingale, Sarah’s Key, and The Light Between Oceans. I loved all of those books!!

HOUR OF THE BEES

Another title I’ve wanted to read for awhile about “family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.”

BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA

I read an ARC of this and I give it all the stars. I can’t wait to hold a finished copy in my hands and I will work to convince every reader to pick this one up!

THE SHADOW CIPHER (YORK #1)

I read and loved Laura Ruby’s BONE GAP so if she’s written a Middle Grade novel, you bet I’m going to be excited about it.

THE PEARL THIEF

A prequel for CODE NAME VERITY! I have no words.

FLAMECASTER

I know Shadowcaster is due out this spring, but I still need to read Flamecaster, and that is quickly becoming a priority.

SONG OF THE CURRENT

This sounds thrilling and look at that luminous cover. I see that the early reviews are positive so I’m planning on reading this one ASAP.

This is an amazing list, I know! I’m curious to know if any of these titles are on your lists or if there are any books you think I absolutely must add to my Spring TBR. Do tell! Happy Reading!

What Katie Read

#TopTenTuesday: Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

You might have noticed that 2016 has already seen a huge number of excellent, intriguing, and unique books published, especially in the Middle Grade and YA genres. This week the goal is to share our Top Ten Favorite 2016 releases, and I can say this is definitely a fantastic way to start off the summer on the blog. Now that school is out, I anticipate finally being able to spend some substantial time on blog. Thank goodness!

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This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their blog and join in any week you like.

Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating :).”

PICTUREBOOKS:

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THE NIGHT GARDENER

Stay tuned for my mini picturebook review of this one and another fantastic 2016 release. If you haven’t read or purchased THE NIGHT GARDENER, then I would highly recommend you do just that. If there is only one picturebook you purchase this year, make it this one. This is definitely a Caldecott contender!

MIDDLE GRADE:

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RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

You can hear more of my thoughts about this new book of Kate’s here. This is one of my choices for the Newbery!

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WOLF HOLLOW

This is another one of my top Middle Grade reads for 2016. I describe this as a young reader’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, but it’s this and so much more. This is another contender for the Newbery. Themes of social justice, friendship, and sacrifice are threaded throughout this beautiful narrative.

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ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK

Perry T. Cook is an unforgettable protagonist!

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THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY

You probably already know how I feel about Natalie Lloyd and her books.

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PAX

PAX is another unforgettable animal Middle Grade that I was thinking about for many days after I finished the last page.

YOUNG ADULT:

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THE READER

This one isn’t out until September, so my review will have to wait a bit, but I can safely say this is an amazing and fast-paced start to a series that I will be eagerly following!

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SALT TO THE SEA

I actually read this book last summer, after I picked up an ARC at ALA Annual in San Francisco, but it didn’t release until February 2016. If I have to pick one top book for the entire year, this one would probably be it. It’s that good. And it’s an important story.

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THE MIRROR KING

This is the second and final installment in Jodi Meadows’ Orphan Queen duology, and it was wonderful!

ADULT:

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BLACK RABBIT HALL

You know I’m a big fan of books by Kate Morton, so when I heard that this was a Kate Morton-esque story, set in England, and that, like Kate Morton’s books, it shifted between time periods, I was set. BLACK RABBIT HALL is an intriguing historical mystery. If you enjoy books by Kate Morton, then by all means, make sure you grab this one.

And there are still so many more 2016 releases to look forward to! Are any of these on your list? Which 2016 titles do you think I must absolutely read next?

What Katie Read

#TopTenTuesday: Ten Books I Love and Haven’t Talked about In Awhile…

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It’s the day to discuss the books we all adore but just haven’t chatted about enough lately…this isn’t hard to do and I hope you enjoy my post on ten books that are close to my heart…and now…not far from my mind.

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their blog and join in the TOP TEN TUESDAY FUN!

Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating :)”

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THE BOOK THIEF

When this book came out, I purchased a copy from The Strand in NYC, and I’ve never looked back. I fell in love with this book hard and I went on to make it required reading for my Freshman Composition course I taught for many years. My students loved it, as I suspected they would. I adore Liesel and this story makes me laugh and cry every time. I’ll never stop having it as a favorite. It celebrates the power of words and the redemption of story and the price of courage.

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WHEN YOU REACH ME

It is no surprise to me that Rebecca Stead’s Middle Grade novel won the Newbery Award, and if you haven’t read WHEN YOU REACH ME, you’re in for a treat. This is a lovely story that qualifies as both historical fiction and fantasy! But I won’t say more–it’s just too good.

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THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY

I actually read an e-ARC of this on my kindle while in Jerusalem a few summers ago and it was such a delightful experience to be reading it while abroad. I adored THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRYE, and this represented a companion novel of sorts. I loved it just as much, perhaps even more, and than HAROLD FRYE.

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THE MEANING OF NIGHT

You probably know I love the British author, Wilkie Collins. Well, THE MEANING OF NIGHT is by a contemporary author who created an absolutely fabulous mystery with a flavor similar to Collins’ work. I was swept up into this book, and the good news is that there is a sequel (which I’ve started but haven’t finished yet!).

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CODE NAME VERITY

There’s too much to say about this book, and this story brings up all the emotions! And it’s so GOOD! I really need to re-read this because the first time I read it, I just couldn’t stop thinking about it afterwards. These characters will stick with you for awhile. And that’s a good thing.

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ROSE UNDER FIRE

This is a companion novel to CODE NAME VERITY, and I loved this one just as much. Maybe even more. Elizabeth Wein’s historical fiction is top notch, and I can’t get enough of it.

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FIVE CHILDREN AND IT

This classic fantasy was a childhood favorite, and I still adore it today. This one needs a re-read, especially because I’m getting ready to dive into my ARC of FIVE CHILDREN ON THE WESTERN FRONT, which you’ll find, is related to Nesbit’s classic. A sand fairy that grants wishes?!?! Yes, please!

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MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH ENGLAND

The first time I read this book, I was getting ready to travel to England myself, and I truly fell in love with the story. I have a used copy and it is well read and worn…and I love it! I often pull this one off the bookshelf just to gaze at the cover and flip through it, remembering all my favorite parts. This charts the journey of the author during her first visit to England, and her subsequent travels there. She fell in love with England (as many of us do) and she never looked back!

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WITHOUT RESERVATIONS

This is another travel memoir that I loved–and this author travels to Europe, sharing her adventures and experiences as a solo woman journeying abroad. It’s fantastic, and there’s a sequel as well.

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THE NIGHT CIRCUS

I need to re-read this adult fantasy soon–I loved THE NIGHT CIRCUS so much, and it was such a unique story. I hadn’t really encountered anything quite like it before. There’s fantasy and romance in this one, and the world of this story is one you can get lost in– I would love for this author to write something else–I guarantee it would be a highly anticipated novel.

What are some of your favorite book that you haven’t talked about in awhile? Are any of mine on your list?

What Katie Read

#TopTenTuesday: Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR

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After my jaunt to ALA Midwinter here in Boston, you can imagine I acquired quite a few books publishing in Spring. In other words: I have a rich variety of books to read this spring…but that doesn’t mean I’m not reading backlist titles.

Without further ado, here is a shot of my Top Ten Reads for Spring 2016! This is not counting books I’m about to pick up imminently, such as THE MIRROR KING (Thanks, Andi, for loaning me your ARC!) and SUMMERLOST by Ally Condie.

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THE WILD ROBOT

STARS ABOVE

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL

WHEN WE COLLIDED

CUCKOO SONG

THE LIE TREE

MY LADY JANE

OUTRUN THE MOON

THIS SAVAGE SONG

THE BONE SEASON

So what’s on your Top Ten List for Spring 2016?! Are any of my books also on your TBR?

What Katie Read

#TopTenTuesday: Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR for 2016

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This will be a fun TTT, as all of them are, but it’s always splendid to see what everyone else has recently added to their TBRs! Since I’ve just attended ALA Midwinter, some of my books will reflect titles I collected there.

As usual, this weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Be sure to link up each week so we can visit your Top Ten!

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Murder is Binding: A Booktown Mystery #1

I just discovered this series and already checked out three from the library.

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Last Stop on Market Street

It won the Newbury and is going in the School Library pronto! last boy and girl

The Last Boy and Girl in the World

Picked this one up at ALA Midwinter!

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A World Without You

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Flamecaster

Also picked this one up at ALA Midwinter and don’t know how long I can wait before I dive in.

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The Case of the Girl in Grey

I’m currently reading the first in this splendid Middle Grade series. This next one looks to be inspired by Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White!

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If I Had A Gryphon

Saw this picturebook at ALA, at least a poster for it, and it’s written by a friend of mine I met in Toronto!

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Story Thieves

I heard James Riley speak at ALA and I’ve got to get started on this Middle Grade series.

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Lady Midnight

Yes, Cassandra Clare has a new book coming out!

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Black Rabbit Hall

Read that synopsis and tell me you’re not interested in that book!

Are any of these on your TBR or Wishlist? I’m about to give my TBR on Goodreads a major overhaul, and plan to trim down quite a bit. My shelves need some organizing, and right now my TBR is a bit out of control. I’m happy to say that these 10 are ones I definitely want to get to in the next few months and as they are released.

What Katie Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Resolutions For 2016

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It’s the Resolution Post for Top Ten Tuesday! Today we have the choice to be bookish or otherwise in our Post so I thought I might make it a mix. I’ve got 10 here, and these don’t include ones like saving the world or destroying the One Ring—I’ll save another post for those kind of resolutions. But for now, let us talk of cinnamon rolls and other things!

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their blog and join in the TOP TEN TUESDAY FUN!

Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating. :)”

In 2016, I resolve to:

Find the best Cinnamon Roll in Boston.

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Buy fewer books and read more of the ones I own.

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Start building the Dollhouse I bought when I was still working on my Ph.D.

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Get my Dissertation bound!

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Present papers at TWO conferences (I didn’t present any papers or research last year and that was an off year for me—I’m hoping to get to the Children’s Spirituality conference this upcoming year.)

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Travel to England and possibly other parts of Europe… (Maybe a tour of Prague coffeehouses is in the making?!) Or Travel Through Time??

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Go to every Boston museum and gallery I still need to explore.

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Finish a first draft of the Middle Grade novel I’m writing… (I’ll give you a hint: Time travel and ice cream!)

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Meet more Bookish Friends in Person!! (I’m looking at you, Ang & Carrie! Also, KimReadsThings! And see MissWendyD again!)

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Get back into creating more Mixed Media Art and also Bookish Crafts…

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So many resolutions!! And so many more I could add…What about you? Do any of mine match up with yours? Are YOU also searching for the perfect cinnamon roll in your town? Do tell! And Happy New Year!

 

 

What Katie Read

#TopTenTuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

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I think we all know that 2016 is going to be another amazing year for book publishing—and especially for the world of Children’s & Young Adult literature. My top ten includes YA titles (with a few bonus books thrown in) and I couldn’t resist including nine Middle Grade titles as well. It’s kind of hard to narrow it down for each genre, but here goes my attempt!

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their blog and join in the TOP TEN TUESDAY FUN!

Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating. :)”

YOUNG ADULT

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STARS ABOVE

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MY LADY JANE

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A GATHERING OF SHADOWS

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THE MIRROR KING

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THIS SAVAGE SONG

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A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

girl from everywhere

THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE

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PASSENGER

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TRUTHWITCH

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TRAITOR ANGELS

BONUS:

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THE LAST STAR (5TH WAVE #3)

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THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD

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SALT TO THE SEA

MIDDLE GRADE

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THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY

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MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY OLYMPICS

SUMMERLOST

SUMMERLOST

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A CLATTER OF JARS

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SUMMER OF LOST AND FOUND

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THE GIRL OF INK & STARS

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RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

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ONCE WAS A TIME

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THE CLASSY CROOKS CLUB

So you basically get a double dose of 2016 releases! Are any of these on your list?

What Katie Read

#TopTenTuesday: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under The Tree This Year

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This week, we’re sharing the Top Ten Books we’d like to find underneath the tree. I have so many books to read and have received so many wonderful titles from my Broke & Bookish Secret Santa as well as my Secret Sister, but I thought I would share a list anyway!

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This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their blog and join in the TOP TEN TUESDAY FUN!

Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating :).”

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Kate Morton Sophie Allport Editions!

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The Enchanted Forest Chronicles!

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Taming the Forest King

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The Seven Sisters

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The Book of Speculation

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The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career

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The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volumes 1-3

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When Books Went To War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II

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The Secret by the Lake

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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Are any of these titles on your Christmas wishlist?!? What books are you hoping end up underneath your tree this year?

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Katie Read

#TopTenTuesday: Top Ten Books Read in 2015

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This week, we’re sharing our Top Ten Books Read in 2015—a perfect Top Ten Tuesday for this 15th of December. I can’t believe it’s almost the end of 2015. I don’t know about you, but I love the Christmas season—time to bake, relax by the fire, spend time with family and friends, celebrate, give gifts, and especially…read!

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish—check out their blog and join in the TOP TEN TUESDAY FUN!

Here’s what they have to say about Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating :)”

So here’s my list of my very favorite books read in 2015.

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The Lake House

By

Kate Morton

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Everything, Everything

By

Nicola Yoon

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Winter

By

Marissa Meyer

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The Nightingale

By

Kristin Hannah

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Illuminae

By

Jay Kristoff & Amie Kauffman

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Between Shades of Grey

By

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea

By

Ruta Sepetys

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The Marvels

By

Brian Selznick

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The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

By

Stephanie Oakes

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Uprooted

By

Naomi Novik

So many wonderful books! What were your favorite reads of 2015?!?!

What Katie Read