Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mrs. Ripp's Crazy Reading List


It is no lie that I love to read, in fact, as my students know it is one of my biggest ultimate pleasures.  So it was no surprise to them when I showed them a picture of the reading pile next to my bed waiting for me; it's huge to say the least and it keeps growing.

So with no fanfare, here are the books I will be relaxing with this summer:

  • The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
  • Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  • The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  • I'm Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach
  • I'm With Stupid by Geoff Herbach
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
  • The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore
  • Radio Road by Jake Henderson
  • I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde (His first children's book - his adult books are some of my favorites!)
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers
  • I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
  • Den Iranske Gartner by Bjarne Reuter (Adult book)
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
  • Marco Effekten by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Adult book)
  • Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (Adult book)
  • Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
  • Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
  • The entire Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin
  • Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
  • The Pull of gravity by Gae Polisner
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • The Truth about Truman School Dori Hillerstad Butler
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
  • Plunked by Michael Northrop
  • Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
  • Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
  • A billion picture books at least with Theadora


So there you have it, a little slice of what I will be doing this summer.  And this list will only grow, I still have to go through my classroom library and see what gems I still need to read there.

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