Tag Archives: 2017 books

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

I’ve seen this book in several “best of” lists as a good read aloud or a good book for kids. I decided it would be a good change of pace for our last morning read aloud for the 2016/2017 school year.

Published: 2012

Genre: middle grade fiction

Length: 316 pages

Setting: NYC, present day Continue reading

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The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

This is the second book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series. The basic principle behind them is Victorian lady becomes a naturalist studying dragons. Pushes all my delight buttons right there!

Published: 2014

Genre: historical fantasy

Length: 331 pages

Setting: three years after the events of A Natural History of Dragons, mostly in Bayembe (which feels like an African country) Continue reading

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The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

This is the second book in the Trials of Apollo series. I didn’t think the first book was quite as good as Riordan’s other series, but I still enjoyed it enough to read this book. It helps when it’s in the house for the kids to read.

Published: 2017

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 401 pages of text, 414 pages with glossary

Setting: mostly Indianapolis, soon after the events of The Hidden Oracle Continue reading

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Fire in the Mist by Holly Lisle

I picked a random book off my Kindle to read during our family bike trip. I checked to make sure this was at least the first book in a series, but knew nothing else about it when I started.

Published: 1992

Genre: fantasy

Length: 291 pages Continue reading

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Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

I was looking for an audiobook for a short trip. I used the CommonSense list of 50 books every child should read by age 12 as a starting point to see if the library had any of them. This was the perfect length for our trip.

Published: 1994

Genre: middle grade fiction

Length: 280 pages

Setting: various locations within the U.S., 1990s Continue reading

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Spin by Robert Charles Wilson

I picked a random book off my Kindle to read while I was waiting for some holds to come in from the library. This book is the first in the Spin trilogy that Tor provided free as part of their e-book club.

Published: 2005

Genre: science fiction

Length: 458 pages

Setting: present-day (kind of) Earth Continue reading

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A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

This was one of the spring SheReads book choices. I was provided a copy of the book, but all my opinions are my own.

Published: 2017

Genre: fiction

Length: 368 pages

Setting: California, present day, and Europe, 1944-1946 Continue reading

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