I haven’t done a “What I’m Reading” post since October — wow! Believe it or not, I haven’t even been to the library since October. But my mom and I visited the library a few days ago to stock up on books before the snowstorm hit the East Coast, so I have enough books to do another “What I’m Reading!”
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis — reading.
I started rereading The Chronicles of Narnia back in December, and I’m currently reading The Silver Chair. It’s not my favorite book in the series (it ties for third place with The Magician’s Nephew), but I still really like it. One thing that annoys me is that throughout the book, C.S. Lewis calls the main characters simply “Scrubb” and “Pole” instead of their first names, Eustace and Jill.
The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson — reading.
Magic Marks the Spot is the first book in the series. It’s about a girl (Hilary Westfield) who wants to be a pirate, but is sent to a finishing school instead. I’m really enjoying the book so far, and it reminds me in some ways of the How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. I’m hoping to do a review on this book soon, because I have a lot of things to say about Hilary and her pirate friends!
The Never Girls: Wedding Wings by Kiki Thorpe — TBR.
I actually got this book out by accident, because I mistook it for a book later in the series. Anyway, the Never Girls books are about four girls (Mia, Kate, Lainey, and Gabby) who stumble into Pixie Hallow and go on adventures there. The books are quick reads, but I find it nice to take a break from 400-page novels every now and then and read something short and fun.
Unstoppable: Breakaway by Jeff Hirsch — TBR.
Unstoppable: Countdown by Natalie Standiford — TBR.
Unstoppable: Flashpoint by Gordon Korman — TBR.
I got these books out for my brother, but since I love the 39 Clues series, I’m going to read them, too.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan — TBR.
I’ve read all of the books in the PJO and HoO series, and absolutely loved them. I’ve been meaning to reread the Percy Jackson books for sometime now, and I finally got an opportunity to check The Lightning Thief out of the library.
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood — TBR.
This is a new series to me, which I found by crawling beside the bottom shelf of my favorite aisle and grabbing anything that caught my eye. I love the cover, and I’m really excited to start reading this.
The Unknowns by Benedict
Cumberbatch Carey — TBR.
In a trailer park called Adjacent, next to the Folsom Energy Plant, people have started to vanish, and no one seems to care. At first Lady Di and her best friend, Tom Jones, barely notice the disappearances—until their beloved math tutor, Mrs. Clarke, is abducted, too. Mrs. Clarke has left them clues in the form of math equations that lead them all over the trailer park, through hidden tunnels under “Mount Trashmore,” and into the Folsom Energy Plant itself, where Lady Di and Tom Jones and a gang of other misfits uncover the sordid truth about what’s really happening there.
Always October by Bruce Coville — TBR.
I’ve read a book by this author before (Diary of a Mad Brownie), and I enjoyed it immensely, so I decided to read another of Bruce Coville’s books. Always October caught my eye, so I picked that one up.
Jake’s baby brother, LD, may be a monster (complete with fangs and fur!), but together with his best friend, Lily, Jake isn’t going to let anything happen to that baby. Even if it turns out LD may be the key to saving the world—or destroying it. Soon Jake and Lily are on a perilous quest through Always October, a land populated with monsters.
Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer — TBR.
Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer — TBR.
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer — TBR.
These are, I believe, the last three books in the Artemis Fowl series. A warning to anyone who decides to read these awesome books: the first two in the series, Artemis Fowl and The Arctic Incident, are terribly boring. However, they’re important to the plot. If I were you, I would read them anyway . . . just keep in mind that the other books in the series are much more exciting.
The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley: TBR.
The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley: TBR.
One of my best friends, Issy, absolutely loves these books. She talks about them quite a lot, and will sometimes read particularly funny sections to me. I wanted to read the series for myself, so I got out the first two books.
Grace Makes it Great by Mary Casanova — TBR.
I’m not extremely excited to read this book (I could write it better), but since I’ve read the two books that come before it, I figured that I should finish the series.
Floors by Patrick Carman — TBR.
Charlie had his chocolate factory. Stanley Yelnats had his holes. Leo has the wacky, amazing Whippet Hotel.
The Whippet Hotel is a strange place full of strange and mysterious people. Each floor has its own quirks and secrets. Leo should know most of them – he is the maintenance man’s son, after all. But a whole lot more mystery gets thrown his way when a series of cryptic boxes are left for him . . . boxes that lead him to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances. Leo had better be quick on his feet, because the fate of the building he loves is at stake . . . and so is Leo’s own future!
I’m a sucker for characters named Leo. (Thanks a lot, Rick Riordan.)
A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler — TBR.
I’ve read this book several times, and it never gets old. It’s about a girl named Jenni Green, who accidentally time travels a year into her own future. Jenni’s future is seriously messed up (comatose friends, divorce, etc.), so she tries to get back to the past so that she can undo the event that caused all of the problems. Seriously, this book is amazing, and I highly recommend it!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling — TBR (maybe).
This may come as a surprise to some of you, but my brother and I have never read any of the Harry Potter books. My mom wouldn’t let us, because she didn’t like all of the witchcraft. Anyway, my brother convinced my mom to get this book out of the library and read it to see if it’s OK for us to read.
We’ll see how it goes.
Will I be able to read all nineteen of these books before they must go back to the library? I don’t know. Probably not. But I’ll keep you updated anyway.
Have you read any of these books?