The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein — TBR.
I read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by this author and enjoyed it, so when I saw this at the bookfair, I decided to pick it up. It’s about a boy named Billy who goes to summer camp, but then weird things start happening, which sounds suspiciously like Bad Magic by Pseudonymous Bosch.
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty — TBR.
I heard about this on Suzy’s blog. I love the cover art. :)
Goblins on the Prowl by Bruce Coville — TBR.
I’ve read two books by the author — Diary of a Mad Brownie and Always October — so I decided to check another one out.
How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse by Cressida Cowell — TBR.
I absolutely LOVE the How to Train Your Dragon series. The books make me feel brave and purposeful. This particular one is about Hiccup searching for a possibly nonexistent potato in order to cure his sick best friend, Fishlegs.
Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep by Liz Kessler — TBR.
I don’t even know how many times I’ve read the Emily Windsnap series. It’s about a semi-mer — half girl, half mermaid — so how could I not like it? If you like mermaids and haven’t read this series, go ahead and do that. And Liz Kessler has written some really good books about time travel, if that’s more your speed.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling — Read.
A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass — Read.
I bought this book because I’d seen it on another blog, not to mention the bright colors and the cat silhouette. It’s about a girl (Mia) with synesthesia — the confusion of the senses — which I happen to know a bit about, since synesthesia is mentioned in The Secret Series, one of my favorites. The characters were all really quirky, and when one character died, I almost cried, because everything that Mia did is exactly what I did when my cat Emily died last August.
All the Answers by Kate Messner — Read.
I finished reading this today! Ava Anderson, a 12-year-old girl with anxiety, discovers a blue pencil that can answer all her questions. But she ends up learning things that only make her anxiety grow. There were two pretty big plot twists at the end that I didn’t see coming. While All the Answers was a bit young for me, I still liked it.
The Interrupted Tale Maryrose Wood — Reading.
The Interrupted Tale, indeed! I started reading this in June, zipped through it, but abandoned it near the end for a Harry Potter book. I really need to finish reading this. ;)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling — Reading.
I watched the movie with Izzy before I started reading Harry Potter, so this book is pretty much spoiled (though I don’t know how much the movie directors strayed from the original plot). I don’t really mind, I’m just glad that I can finally read this series.
Have you read any of these books?