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Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat, #1)
I read this shortly before I graduated from library school (spotted it by chance at FSU's library school library--GO whoever ordered it immediately af ...more
Oct 1989
Sep 19, 2007
The Kidney Hypothetical: Or How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days
Sweet story about a high school senior who realizes right before graduation that he hasn't really been true to himself for many years. Funny and also ...more
Jun 29, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
Love You Forever
This book makes me cry every single time I read it. A friend gave it to me when my oldest son was born, and a parent educator that taught a class that ...more
Apr 1999
Dec 02, 2007
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
What an INCREDIBLY well-drawn and well-written, unflinching memoir of family life and dealing with one's aging parents. Chast had a hard go with both ...more
Mar 20, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
The Hero and the Crown (Damar, #1)
This is the only book that I can think of that I barely liked for the first 100 pages, but that I ended up absolutely loving. Once I got past the firs ...more
Dec 2001
Sep 19, 2007
The Year of Magical Thinking
First book finished on a week-long vacation. It kept me reading along until I finished it, and I liked hearing all of Didion's philosophizing and rumi ...more
Mar 23, 2009
Dec 18, 2007
Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti
1st Cap Choices 14+ book of the year. About a teenage girl's life in Haiti after the earthquake, but so much better than that description sounds to me ...more
Mar 10, 2015
Feb 09, 2015
Blood and Chocolate
One of my favorite YA books from the 90's. Wonderful werewolf story, as well as a good teen romance.
Mar 1998
Sep 19, 2007
Trail Guide to the Body: A hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more (Fourth Edition)
This was one of my Level 2 (deep tissue) textbooks at PMTI while I was going to school (so I first started reading it in August 2012), and I've been r ...more
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May 24, 2015
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
A very, very kind goodreads friend sent me an ARC of this (signed, no less!) that he didn't need anymore. I won't embarass him by thanking him by name ...more
May 29, 2008
May 24, 2008
The Sky is Everywhere
What I said right away: Picked up this ARC at Cap Choices last Friday (thanks, Jamie!). It's good, but I'm having a little bit of trouble keeping thin ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
The Oxford Project
This big coffetable book was absolutely fascinating. It's an art project by a self-proclaimed obsessive (he's counted things all of his life). An art ...more
Apr 04, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
If I was going to rate this on the writing it would be 3 1/2 stars to 4 stars, but since I rate on how much I enjoyed something, I can't give it more ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Far and away the best dystopia that I've read this year, and so far my favorite 2011 book of the year (I said this shortly after I read it--I actually ...more
Jun 08, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Another excellent Australian YA author! This was a super quick read for me, with a likeable (teen emo lesbian) main character. I passed it off to my 1 ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
Demo: The Collection
I think I'm slightly picky lately, for some reason, but this is only 3 1/2 stars for me. There were a few of the vignettes that I really loved, and th ...more
Aug 26, 2008
Feb 24, 2008
Paper Towns
4 1/2 stars. Similar to FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS for me, in that it started out more slowly than I would have liked. The ending is really good, though, ju ...more
Sep 21, 2008
Sep 16, 2008
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath
Whoo hoo! Today it won a Printz Honor! I just finished this last week, and if I had read this last year (a few days ago at this point) it would have d ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 04, 2008
Between Shades of Gray
Looks like this is pretty much universally liked by all of the people I know who've rated it. I'm not so blown away, and this probably won't still be ...more
May 08, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
Half of this year's JHUNT books were already on my 2008Favorites shelf before I read this. This is more like 4 1/2 stars, and gets added to my favorit ...more
Nov 20, 2008
Nov 07, 2008
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
What I said shortly after starting this: Lots of good books to take with me to the beach in a couple of days! Loving the unique idea of this so far!

Dec 27, 2014
Dec 12, 2014
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
I couldn't put down the first half of this, but then I found the 2nd half to be not quite as compelling. The only reason I had to put it down halfway ...more
Nov 11, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
The Graveyard Book
Whoo hoo! This just won the NEWBERY award. WTG Gaiman!! This is a JUNT book that I was definitely looking forward to (We have a lot of October books o ...more
Mar 29, 2009
Nov 04, 2008
I wish that I was more affected by this book than I actually was. It seems like the subject matter should have been more emotional, but it just didn't ...more
May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
Half Bad (Half Bad, #1)
I'm a sucker for a good survival story, and if you throw in a few whiffs of "Romeo and Juliet", and some likable albeit very complicated characters, t ...more
May 29, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
The Boy in the Black Suit
Another in the long line of excellent books this year! This one is close to 4 1/2 stars, too. Absolutely love Matt, the main character, and his love i ...more
Jun 09, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
How I Discovered Poetry
It's incredible how much of a story Nelson can tell with poetry, and how clear a picture a poem can paint (certainly when Nelson is the poet). I am no ...more
Mar 20, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
Jersey Tomatoes are the Best
Compelling story of two BFF's from joisey. Henry (short for Henriette, which she hates) is an avid tennis player, who wins tournaments with her trash- ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
4 1/2 stars. This is now my favorite book by this amazing writer, and it's knocking North of Beautiful off of my 2009favorites list. I love that Punkz ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
We All Looked Up
Interesting premise, and fine execution. The world is about to end in 2 months, and what happens, how do people behave? A cast of teen characters, all ...more
May 24, 2015
Apr 25, 2015