Books Read in 2010

Blue = Adult Red=Young Adult Green=Upper Elementary
Count : 38   6 24

1.  White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner – Christian Fiction – Holocaust – Fire –
2.  U is for Undertow by Susan Grafton – Mystery Series – Woman PI – Kidnapping
3.  Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka – autobiography for kids by children’s author
4.  They Never Came back by Caroline B. Cooney – Young Adult Mystery – Embezzelment
5.  The House on Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper – Memoir – Liberian Childhood
6.  The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler – High School Life – Bakery – Divorce –
7. Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson – 1957 Newbery Award – Tapping Maple Syrup – Farm Life – Nature Discoveries
8.  The Real Enemy by Kathy Herman – Sophie Trace Trilogy – Christian Fiction – Mystery & Suspense – Kidnapping & Gangs – Marriage Infedelity
9.  The Last Word by Kathy Herman – Sophie Trace Trilogy – Christian Fiction – Mystery & Suspense – murder & revenge – witnessing-unplanned pregnancy
10.  The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton – Fiction – Camel Bookmobiles from Kenya – Nomadic Living – American Librarian
11.  The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – Fantasy – Greek Gods and Demigods in present day – Middle Grade
12.  Franny Parker by Hannah Roberts McKinnon – Summer in Oklahoma – friendship – animals – coming of age
13. Liberty Porter First Daughter by Julia DeVillers – 2nd – 4th grade- Washington D. C. – White House – President’s Daughter
14.  The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forrester – science fantasy – adventure
15.  12 Finally by Wendy Maas – chick lit for girls – coming of age – humor
16.   The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (abridged for core knowledge) by Conan Doyle – Mystery/Detective
17. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff – Historical Fiction – Mormons – Polygamy – Mystery
18.  The Heist Society by Ally Carter – YA-Con Artists-Mystery-Chick Lit
19. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle – Coffeehouse Mystery – cozy mystery
20. Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani – Italian family – shoemakers
21.  My Name is Sally Little Song by Brenda Wood – Historical Fiction – Slavery – Seminole Indians in Florida
22. May Day by Jess Lourey-Murder-by-Month Mysteries-MN Author-Battle Lake-Library setting
23. Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors-Young Adult-Romance
24. The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
25. Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania by Cerella D. Sechrist-Christian Romance
26. The Help by Kathryn Stockett – Black Maids in the South – 1960’s –
27. The Lightkeeper’s Daughter by Colleen Coble – California – late 1800’s – Mystery – Romance – Christian Fiction
28.  Hidden History – Tales From Grace Chapel Inn Book 3 by Melody Carlson – Christian Fiction – Inn Keeping
29.  Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson – Christian Historical Fiction – Homesteading
30. June Bug by Chris Fabry – Christian Fiction – Crime Drama – Kidnapping
31.  Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle – Coffeehouse Mystery – cozy mystery – #2 Speed Dating
32.  Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle – Coffeehouse Mystery – cozy mystery #3 Fashion Week
33. Murder Most Frothyby Cleo Coyle – Coffeehouse Mystery – cozy mystery #4  Summer in the Hamptons
34. Laced by Carol Higgins Clark – Regan Reilly Mystery – Irish Honeymoon
35. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld – Fiction story about a woman similar to Laura Bush.
36. Making Rounds With Oscar by David Dosa – Cat in nursing home – true story
37.  Knit Two by Kate Jacobs – Knitting club – Italy trip – sequal to The Knitting Club
38.
Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes – 4-6th grade read – grief and divorce -Wisconsin lake and Madison
39.  Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson – YA – Middle School – Revolutionary War – Slavery
40.  Around the World in 80 Dates by Christa Ann Bannister – Christian Chick Lit – Minneapolis setting – Mn author
41.  Blessed Are the Meddlers by Christa Ann Bannister – Christian Chick Lit – Matchmaking – sequel to above book.
42.  Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke – Cozy Mystery – Hannah Swenson Mysteries – Cookie Shop
43. Mudshark by Gary Paulsen – Wacky School  and solving mysteries
44.  Sky Blue by Travis Thrasher – Christian Contemporary Literature – Literary Agent
45.  Lucy Rose: Here’s the Thing About Me by Katy Kelly -3rd grade – Washington D.C. Divorced family
46.  The Mysterious Case of Allbright Academy by Diane Stanley – Elite Private Boarding school to train leaders
47.  Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers – Family Saga – Christian Fiction
48.  Don’t Talk to Me about the War by David Adler – WWII – Baseball – NYC
49.  Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers – Christian Fiction – Mothers and Daughters – Family Epic
50.  A Bigger Life by Annette Smith – Christian Fiction – Marriage – Divorce – Cancer
51.  A Crooked Path by Annette Smith – Christian Fiction – Mexican Immigrant – Ranching – Texas
52.  Sometimes Light Surprises by Jamie Langston Turner – Christian Fiction – Widower – Family
53.  Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy – Ireland – Heart Clinic – Romance
54. The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz – Fairy Adventure
55. Thursdays at Eight by Debbie Macomber – Women’s club fiction
56.  Fancy Pants by Cathy Marie Hake – Christian Romance – Western- Humorous
57.  Renovating Becky Miller by Sharon Hinck – Christian Fiction – Family Life
58. Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle-Middle School-Liquor smuggling/prohibition-1929-Historical Fiction
59. Piper Reed Navy Brat by Kimberly Willis Holt-4th grader girl in Navy family moves again-upper elementary fiction
60. Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell- 7th Grade girl – brother in Vietnam War-Photography-Army Life
61. I Wanna be Your Shoebox by Cristina Garcia  – Middle School – Grandfather dying – Divorced Family – School Cuts
62. Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber- Romance – Blossom Street Story – Letter from deceased wife
63.  Crunch by Leslie Connor – Family Story – Gas Crunch – Bike Store – Parents stranded
64.  How to Save Your Tail if You’re a Rat by Mary Hanson – early chapter book, fractured folktales
65.  Greetings From Nowhere by Barbara O’Connor – Old Motel in Smoky Mountains – 4 families and their stories
66.  Calvin Coconut – Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury – Hawaiian Culture – 4th Grade Boy School/Family Story
67. No Girls Allowed (Dogs OK) Secrets of a Lab Rat by Trudi Truit –  4th Grade Boy – School Humor
68. Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson – Ruwanda Genocide – Healing – Agoraphobic – Death Row

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Julia DeVillers  |  February 22, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for the nice words about LIBERTY PORTER! I’m flattered to have her compared to Clementine. I also agree that Wendy Mass writes great books and now I’m looking forward to reading your other suggestions. – Julia

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