My Not-Best List

22 Dec

It’s been a particularly busy year for me – I bought a house in April, adopted a dog in August and in addition to working full-time, being an 2014 Emerging Leader for ALA and working with other committees as well.  That being said, I didn’t get the chance to read as much as I did last year.  So rather than doing a “best” list, since I didn’t get the chance to read as many books as I wanted to, I’m going to make the “My Favorites of the Year” List instead.  These may not be the best books written during 2014, but they were some of my favorites to read.

Picture Books

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Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg

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Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper

Ninja by Arree Chung

Ninja by Arree Chung

Young Elementary Age

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

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The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

Middle Grade

A Snicker of Magic by  Natalie Lloyd

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Young Adult

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The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

liars

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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3 Responses to “My Not-Best List”

  1. beckyginther December 22, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Just grabbed A Snicker of Magic today to start reading!

    • literacious December 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

      My favorite this year! The language in that book is absolutely beautiful!

  2. mandymarie20 December 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    When I saw the title, I thought it was your nice way of saying these were the ‘worst books’. I’m glad to see it’s the opposite. I loved Snicker of Magic.

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