Top Ten Tuesday: All About Books You Read Because of Recommendations

11 Oct
  1. The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller
    This is a title that is one of my favorite professional resources because it’s so relatable and makes so much sense!  Although it’s definitely geared toward teachers, there is plenty of information for librarians as well about creating book loving kids.  I think this was a recommendation from Twitter and one that I’m glad I read early on in my children’s librarian career.
  2. Cartwheeling In Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell
    I didn’t get to listen this on audio, which is how it was recommended to me, but I did get to read it.  I had a colleague on the Notable Sound Recording Committee for ALA and this was a title she told me I had to get.
  3. Just a Drop of Water by Kerra O’Malley Cerra
    This was just recently recommended to me from someone who read my blog post about the books written about the September 11th Terrorist Attacks and although I hadn’t heard about it, I was happy to find it in my library and just finished it a couple weeks ago.
  4. The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
    This was recommended to me at a Children’s Literature Conference by a woman who is a HUGE middle grade and young adult reader and always does a great job recommending new books.  What made me pick up this graphic novel?  “The graphic novel for people who don’t really like graphic novels.” Done.
  5. Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox
    Another professional reference title that I think was recommended by the Family Place Library as a great, accessible resource for parents and caregivers about the importance of reading aloud – a must for all new parents!
  6. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
    This was a book that my The Broke and the Bookish Secret Santa was talking about nonstop on Twitter and for a good reason – an amazing story that everyone should read.
  7. Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand
    A crazy story – this book was recommended to me by Jamie from The Broke and the Bookish (one of the founding members) who actually comes into my library!  So I knew of her on the Internet and knew her in person and finally at an independent bookstore author visit of Sarah Dessen connected these two identities together!  I’m so glad we’ve become friends and this was an awesome book, I completely agree with her recommendation!
  8. Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
    I love working in a library with other librarians who enjoy books and recommend titles to me that they know I’ll love and sometimes things I wouldn’t pick up on my own.  This was a title my coworker knew I’d love and passed it on to me as we both love art and art history.
  9. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
    One of those books that I heard so much about, again mainly on the blogs I follow and the only thing I heard was, “It’s amazing!  I can’t tell you anything about it, but you NEED to read it.”  Needless to say, I actually got a chance to listen to this on a car ride and it completely blew my mind… never saw it coming!
  10. When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano
    A book that just kept coming up on podcasts, blogs, Twitter feeds and more, I finally got my hands on a copy and it was totally worth it.  A beautiful book of relatable poetry for kids and adults to enjoy together throughout the year.


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created byThe Broke and the Bookish


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