What I’ve Been Reading

Yearly Reviews

Detailed Reading Lists, 2007-Present


LMNO Peas by Keith Baker

The Count’s Hanukkah Countdown by Tilda Balsley, Ellen Fischer, and Tom Leigh

King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently and Helen Oxenbury

Wonder Woman ABCs by Benjamin Bird and Ethen Beavers

Hexes and Hemlines by Juliet Blackwell

Steal the Dragon by Patricia Briggs

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

Skin Game by Jim Butcher

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless by Jack Campbell

Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Here Comes Christmas! by Caroline Jayne Church

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins [review]

Hard Magic by Larry Correia

Monster Hunter Alpha by Larry Correia

Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Correia

Monster Hunter Nemesis by Larry Correia

Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia

Spellbound by Larry Correia

Warbound by Larry Correia

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Being Wendy by Fran Drescher and Amy Blay

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden

Fisher-Price Little People Santa’s Helpers by Fisher-Price Inc.

The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating by Alice Weaver Flaherty and Scott Magoon

Snowflake Day! by Becky Friedman and Jason Fruchter

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Bloy Graham

The Man with the Golden Torc by Simon R. Green

Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

Charley Harper ABCs: Chunky Edition by Charley Harper

The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Brontorina by James Howe and Randy Cecil

There’s a Dragon in my Sleeping Bag by James Howe and David S. Rose

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D. B. Johnson

Born of Fury by Sherrilyn Kenyon

What’s New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos by Kathleen Krull

Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

You Are My Miracle by Maryann Cusimano Love and Satomi Ichikawa

The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons by Katie MacAlister

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Tim by Colleen McCullough

The Accidental Sorcerer by K. E. Mills

Witches Incorporated by K. E. Mills

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

The Human Division by John Scalzi

Lock In by John Scalzi

Schottenfreude by Ben Schott

Sci-Fi Baby Names: 500 Out-of-this-World Baby Names from Anakin to Zardoz by Robert Schnakenberg

Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood and Claudia Rueda

Warlord by Elizabeth Vaughan

Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan

Warsworn by Elizabeth Vaughan

Dark Lover by J. R. Ward

Immortal by J. R. Ward

Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward

Lover Eternal by J. R. Ward

Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward

Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward

Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

Henry Finds His Word by Lindsey Ward

The Fuzzy Duckling by Jane Werner Watson, Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen

Glamourpuss by Sarah Weeks and David Small


The Absolute Sandman, Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman, et al

Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Azazel by Isaac Asimov

The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia A. McKillip

Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison

Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Can I Have a Stegosaurus Mom? Can I? Please? by Lois G. Grambling and H.B. Lewis

Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dexter Soy, and Emma Rios

Catalog It! A Guide to Cataloging School Library Materials by Allison G. Kaplan

Change of Command by Elizabeth Moon

Coaltown Jesus by Rob Koertge

The Concise AACR2 by Michael E. Gorman

Copper by Kazu Kibuishi

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

Desert Lost by Betty Webb

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Elliot and the Goblin War by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The English American by Alison Larkin

Ever After by Kim Harrison

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Fox Makes Friends by Adam Relf

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Grover’s First Day of School by Sesame Workshop

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Henry’s Heart: A Boy,  His Heart, and a New Best Friend by Charise Mericle Harper

The Hob’s Bargain by Patricia Briggs

Hunting Party by Elizabeth Moon

I Love You, Every Little Bit by Margaret Wang and John Butler

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Jane, the Fox & Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault

Just After Sunset by Stephen King

Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton

Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories by Roald Dahl

Legend by Marie Lu

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth

Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History! by Shana Corey and Edwin Fotheringham

The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

The Musical Life of Gustav Mole by Kathryn Meyrick, Michael Twinn, Patrick Macnee

My Name is Sangoel by Karen Lynn Williams, Catherine Stock, Khadra Mohammed

New Baby Train by Woody Guthrie and Marla Frazee

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

Once a Hero by Elizabeth Moon

The One by Kiera Cass

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Stock Kranowitz

Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion by Alan Goldsher

A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison

A Pocket Full of Kisses by Audrey Penn and BarbaraLeonard Gibson

Pooh Loves by Andrew Grey

Possession by J.R. Ward

The Princess and the Pea: The Graphic Novel ill. by M.A. Lamoreaux

Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated by Florence Parry Heide and Lane Smith

Princess Izzy and the E Street Shuffle by Beverly Bartlett

The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine

The Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett

Red Dog by Reader’s Digest

The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators by Gordon Grice

Red, White, and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth

Rules of Engagement by Elizabeth Moon

The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Saints by Gene Luen Yang

The Selection Stories: The Prince & the Guard by Kiera Cass

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Sidney, Stella, and the Moon by Emma Yarlett

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Sporting Chance by Elizabeth Moon

Strange Candy by Laurell K. Hamilton

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers

This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon McKay and Daniel LaFrance

White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison

Winning Colors by Elizabeth Moon

Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi

Zombelina by Kristyn Crow and Molly Idle

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi


The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

Bio of a Space Tyrant Vol. 1: Refugee by Piers Anthony

Bio of a Space Tyrant Vol. 2: Mercenary by Piers Anthony

Bio of a Space Tyrant Vol. 3: Politician by Piers Anthony

Bio of a Space Tyrant Vol. 4: Executive by Piers Anthony

Bio of a Space Tyrant Vol. 5: Statesman by Piers Anthony

Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Brother Odd by Dean Koontz

Clementine by Cherie Priest

Cold Days by Jim Butcher

Crossed by Ally Condie

Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen

Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan by Zarghuna Kargar

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Doonesbury: The Long Road Home by G. B. Trudeau

Down These Strange Streets: All New Stories of Urban Fantasy edited by George R. R. Martin

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

The Elite by Kiera Cass

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

Eona by Alison Goodman

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Forever Odd by Dean Koontz

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson, Dan Jolley, and Jo’lle Jones

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method by Marie F. Mongan

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

It’s a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons ed. by Andrea J. Buchanan

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

Little Red Writing by Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet

Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [graphic novel adaptation] by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective

Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Poetry After Lunch: Poems to Read Aloud compiled by Joyce Armstrong Carroll

Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon

Rapture by J.R. Ward

Reached by Ally Condie

Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States compiled by Lori Marie Carlson

Redshirts by John Scalzi

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare [re-read with English class]

Science Fictional Olympics: Isaac Asimov’s Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction, Vol. 2 edited by Isaac Asimov

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Second Nine Months: One Woman Tells the Real Truth about Becoming a Mom. Finally. by Vicki Glembocki

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Show Mom How: The Handbook for the Brand-New Mom by Sarah Hines Stephens and Elizabeth Dougherty

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Zebrafish by Peter H. Reynolds


1984 by George Orwell [re-read with class]

All Dressed in White: The Irresistible Rise of the American Wedding by Carol McD. Wallace

American Nerd: The Story of My People by Benjamin Nugent

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent

The Best Baby Name Book in the Whole World by Bruce Lansky (re-read)

The Bishop and the Three Kings by Andrew M. Greeley

The Bishop at Sea by Andrew M. Greeley (re-read)

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Bring Back Beatrice!: 1108 Baby Names with Meaning, Character, and a Little Bit of Attitude by Jennifer Griffin (re-read)

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Lap Edition by Bill Martin Jr.

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

The Cinderella Rules by Donna Kauffman

Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton (re-read)

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

The Clothes They Stood Up In & The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

Dead Iron by Devon Monk

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

Discord’s Apple by Carrie Vaughn

A Discovery of Witches by Debra Harkness

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation (graphic novel) by Tim Hamilton, Ray Bradbury

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fiddler in the Subway: And Other Great Pieces You May Have Missed by Gene Weingarten

A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison

For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison

Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

Ganymede by Cherie Priest

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine

Going with the Flow: How to Engage Boys (and Girls) in Their Literacy Learning by Michael W. Smith and Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald [re-read with students]

Great With Child: Reflections on Faith, Fullness, and Becoming a Mother by Debra Rienstra

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton (re-read)

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton

Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. Helens edited by Frederick J. Swanson, Charles Goodrich, Kathleen Dean Moore

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

It’s a Book by Lane Smith

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton (re-read)

Literature: The Human Experience: Reading and Writing edited by Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz, and Samuel Cohen

The Little Duck by Judy Dunn

The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton (re-read)

Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon

The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig

Matched by Ally Condie

Mean Streets by Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, Kat Richardson, and Thomas E. Sniegoski

Mister Posterior and the Genius Child by Emily Jenkins

The Moor by Laurie R. King

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Odyssey by Homer (re-read for school)

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir by Natalie Goldberg

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

One Teacher in 10: LGBT Educators Share Their Stories by Kevin Jennings

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives by Peter Johnston

Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science by Richard Preston

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [rudimentary re-read for Book Club]

Punkzilla by Adam Rapp

Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Story by Rachel Simon

Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (re-read for school)

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant

Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1 edited by Robert Silverberg

Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans by Sylvia Earle

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

Sex and the Single Vampire by Katie MacAlister

Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella

Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Sins of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach

That’s Not My Dinosaur by Fiona Watt

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (re-read, obviously)

To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein

The Starry Rift edited by Jonathan Strahan

Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon

Travels by Michael Crichton

Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss by Ann Douglas

The Very Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World by Bruce Lansky (5 millionth re-read)

The Waste Lands by Stephen King

Way Home by Libby Hathorn

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Arthur B. Evans et. al.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

With a Little Help by Cory Doctorow


A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn

Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Alterant by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Diana Love

The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi

Angels by Marian Keyes

B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton

The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby by Laura Wattenberg

Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney

Big Boned by Meg Cabot

Birds of Prey by Wilbur Smith

Blameless by Gail Carriger

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton

Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth

Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Diana Love

Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

Bring Back Beatrice! by Jennifer Griffin

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement: Research on What Works in Schools by Robert J. Marzano

Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton

Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton

C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton

The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd

Cerulean Sins by Laurell K Hamilton

Changeless by Gail Carriger

Changes by Jim Butcher

Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card

The Crucible by Arthur Miller (re-read with students)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy for Dummies by Matthew M.F. Miller

Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton

Deadline by Chris Crutcher

Dreadnought by Cherie Priest

Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Duma Key by Stephen King

Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card

Envy by J.R. Ward

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton

Fortunate Son by Walter Mosley

Getting Pregnant: What You Need to Know Right Now by Neils Lauerson

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon

Going in Circles by Pamela Ribon

Gone by Michael Grant

Hamlet by William Shakespeare [re-read with students]

Happy Are Those Who Mourn by Andrew Greeley

The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton

Heartless by Gail Carriger

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Hunger by Michael Grant

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton

It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita by Heather B. Armstrong

Jack of Kinrowan: Jack the Giant-Killer and Drink Down the Moon by Charles De Lint

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Jhereg by Steven Brust (re-read)

The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Last Colony by John Scalzi

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (audio book)

Lisey’s Story by Stephen King

The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne

The Little Lady Agency and the Prince by Hester Browne

Little Lady, Big Apple by Hester Browne

Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America’s Educationally Underprepared by Mike Rose

Losers by Matthue Roth

Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton

Minion by L.A. Banks

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (re-read of a beloved book… first time in YEARS)

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton

Night by Elie Wiesel (re-read with students)

No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card

The Piano Teacher by Lynn York

The Postman by David Brin

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin

The President’s Vampire by Christopher Farnsworth

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (audio book)

Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Gallagher

The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

Red Letter Christians: A Citizen’s Guide to Faith and Politics by Tony Campolo

Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher

Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card

Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card

She Went All The Way by Meg Cabot

Sima’s Undergarments for Women by Ilana Stanger-Ross

Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives) by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger

Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton

Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Swept Off Her Feet by Hester Browne

Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler

True Grit by Charles Portis

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

Under the Dome by Stephen King

A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card

What I Was by Meg Rosoff

What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff

Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created America’s Best Schools by Jay Mathews

The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card

Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi


All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris (actually listened to it on Playaway)

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson (on audiobook, back and forth to work!)

Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, and Charles Vess

The Boys from Little Mexico: A Season Chasing the American Dream by Steve Wilson

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

chasing harry winston by Lauren Weisberger

Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac

Columbine by Dave Cullen

The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz

Covet by J.R. Ward (on audiobook)

Crave by J.R. Ward

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

Death Masks by Jim Butcher

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter (on audiobook)

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole

The Dream-Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher and Ardian Syaf

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (re-read)

Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card

Engaging Grammar: Practical Advice for Real Classrooms by Amy Benjamin with Tom Oliva

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner

First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood by Thrity Umrigar

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (audio book)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read)

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (audio book)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb

Image Grammar: Using Grammatical Structures to Teach Writing by Harry R. Noden

Is It a Choice? By Eric Marcus

It’s Superman! by Tom DeHaven

King Dork by Frank Portman

A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton

Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn

Lighting Their Fires: How Parents and Teachers Can Raise Extraordinary Kids in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World by Rafe Esquith

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Love in the Time of Dragons by Katie MacAlister

Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Luna by Julie Anne Peters

Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

Me and My Shadow by Katie MacAlister

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Navajo Weapon: The Navajo Code Talkers by Sally McClain

Otherwise Engaged by Suzanne Finnamore

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Steamed by Katie MacAlister

Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (re-read)

Totally Joe by James Howe

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution by Derrick Jensen

What If Someone I Know is Gay? by Eric Marcus

White Night by Jim Butcher

The Wild Trees by Richard Preston


Acheron by Sherillyn Kenyon

Biblia’s Guide to Warrior Librarianship: Humor for Librarians Who Refuse to Be Classified by Amanda Credaro

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Born of Fire by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

Broken by Kelley Armstrong

Cell by Stephen King

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (re-read)

Dates from Hell by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, and Lori Handeland

Devil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong (re-read, because I’m weak like that)

Don’t Panic: Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Neil Gaiman

Dream Chaser by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Dreaming by Queenie Chan

Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer (finally finished – and loved – after putting it down for a while)

Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon (another stupid title, and not really worth it)

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going

Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything by E. Lockhart

For the Love of Reading: Books to Build Lifelong Readers by David Bouchard, et. al.

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H. G. Bissinger

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner (stupid title, fun book)

The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton (because, seriously, could we possibly write a paranormal book that didn’t have a sexually suggestive title? noooooo)

Hero by Perry Moore

I Read It, But I Don’t Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers by Cris Tovani

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Interworld by Neil Gaiman

Isaac Asimov’s Werewolves (anthology, edited by Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams)

Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn

The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Librarian’s Career Guidebook by Priscilla Shontz

Los Dos Mundos: Rural Mexican Americans, Another America by Richard Baker

Maus I: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman

Meridian: Flying Solo by Barbara Kesel, Steve McNiven, and Joshua Middleton

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

MW by Osamu Tezuka

My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Charlaine Harris, L. A. Banks, and Jim Butcher

A Necessary Evil by Alex Kava

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Nocturnes by John Connolly

One Silent Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Outsiders (re-read) by S.E. Hinton

Paper Towns by John Green

A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong

The Princess Bride by William Goldman (re-read)

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot

Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot

The Quest by Wilbur Smith

Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale

River God by Wilbur Smith

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith

Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

The Summons by John Grisham

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo

Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Warlock by Wilbur Smith

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup

Write is a Verb: Sit Down, Start Writing, No Excuses by Bill O’Hanlon

You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop by John Scalzi


American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Black Orchid, Book One by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

Black Orchid, Book Three by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

Black Orchid, Book Two by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

A Case of Need by Michael Crichton

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

The Corset Diaries by Katie MacAlister

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews

Holy Smokes by Katie MacAlister

Jigs and Reels by Joanne Harris

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (re-read)

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Paul Moves Out by Michel Rabagliati

Playing with Fire by Katie MacAlister

School of Dreams: Making the Grade at a Top American High School by Edward Humes

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Spoken Word Revolution edited by Mark Eleveld

Tales from the Teachers’ Lounge by Robert Wilder

Trading Up by Candace Bushnell

The Trouble with Poetry: and Other Poems by Billy Collins

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister


All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

Artists Books: A Critical Survey of the Literature by Stefan Klima

Blood Canticle by Anne Rice

Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister

Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder by David Quammen

Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Bookbinder in Eighteenth Century Williamsburg by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Century of Artists’ Books by Johanna Drucker

Classroom Teaching Skills by James M. Cooper, et al

Community of Writers: Teaching Writing in the Jr. and Sr. High School by Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman

The Courage Consort by Michel Faber

Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

Educational Psychology: Reflection for Action by Angela O’Donnell, et al

Fire by Sebastian Junger

Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris

Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowlings

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Muriel Foster’s Fishing Diary by Muriel Foster

Old School by Tobias Wolff

Opportunities and Options in Classroom Management by Patricia B. Kyle and Lawrence R. Rogien

Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd by Barry Clifford and Paul Perry

Short History of a Prince by Jane Hamilton

Stupid Sock Creatures by John Murphy

Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman

Teaching Adolescents to Write: The Unsubtle Art of Naked Teaching by Lawrence Baines and Anthony Kunkel

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Student Teaching: A Guide for First-Time English Teachers by Mike Rychlik and Pamela Carroll

Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

Zen and the Practice of Teaching English by Robert Tremmel

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