For today’s Top Ten Tuesday post, we’re supposed to compose a list of our favorite books of 2013 (so far). This was a harder list to create than I thought it would be; it would probably be easier to create at the end of the summer after I’ve been able to catch up on my reading. Some of these titles will remain on the list at the end of the year, but I know many will be replaced by even better titles. It will be fun to find discover those books!
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Goodreads) (My mini review)–This will remain a favorite at the end of the year. I hope many of my students will read this in the future.
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (Goodreads) (Review posts on Friday)–I just finished reading this and can’t stop thinking about Carley and the Murphys. Plus, I’m still sniffling.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Goodreads)–So I’m definitely cheating here because I haven’t finished this yet, but I’m loving the audio and the story way too much not to include it on this list. It’s fabulous.
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (Goodreads)–This is another fantastic audiobook that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s middle grade, historical fiction, and full of well-developed characters. Listening to the audio meant I missed out on seeing the different birds from Audobon’s Birds of America, however.
Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting (Goodreads) (My review)–This is one of my absolute favorite series, and even though I haven’t heard of a fifth book in the series, I’m still holding out hope that this isn’t the last book!