On Your Reading Lists


Awhile ago I asked readers what books were on their pile of To Be Read books. Just in time for holiday shopping, I’m sharing their lists!  Feel free to add your TBR books and favorites in the comments!

From Melissa Wyatt: My favorite recent read is The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell. It’s a wonderful old-fashioned midgrade full of mystery, friendship, secrets, a big old house, a spunky heroine and five unusual birds. And take a look at that gorgeous cover!

From Jama Rattigan: My TBR list is a tad food focused: Molly O’Neill’s American Food Writing, Bemelman’s La Bonne Table, Laura Schaefer’s Secret Ingredient, Sara Varon’s Bake Sale. I just started Sprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder!

From Sharry: Some of my favorite MG reads are Diamond Willow by Helen Frost, Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay ( I love all of The Casson Family series!), Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt, The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright ( published in 1941!) and Plain Kate by Erin Bow. Currently reading Sharon Draper’s Out Of My Mind.

From Greg Leitich Smith: Too many books are on my TBR pile: Daniel Nayeri’s Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow!; Cinda Chima’s Grey Wolf Throne; Tracy Barrett’s Dark of the Moon; Kenneth Oppel’s Airborn trilogy; Higgins’s Moonshadow 2: The Nightmare Ninja; Higgins’s The Lunatic’s Curse; Edwardson’s My Name is Not Easy; and far too many others. I just finished Westerfeld’s Leviathan trilogy and Lyga’s Mangaman, both terrific.

From Kathy Erskine: I’ve been having an ARC fest — Meg Medina’s The Girl Who Could Silence The Wind (very other worldly and beautiful), Rebecca Hogue Wojahn’s Malcolm At Midnight (SO clever for young readers, this is going to be a winner), and now Kami Kinard’s The Boy Project  (such great humor, I am cracking up and I’ve barely started). Oh, and I got my first ARC with a blurb of mine on the back — Beth Kephart’s Small Damages. I feel so lucky!

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