Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read in 2017 So Far

27 Jun

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I specifically chose books that have either been published this year or will be published at some point this year. Some are fun reads, others are eye-openers and many are books that have stuck with me far longer than most. Pick up a title and enjoy!

  1. Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein
    A fun read, Mr. Lemoncello is back with a new board game – Fabulous Fact-Finding Frenzy and it’s up to the kids to gather the facts and help save Mr. Lemoncello’s good name.
  2. Swing It, Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
    A sequel to, Sunny Side Up, Sunny is learning how to be around her older brother who is angry for being sent away to boarding camp, confused about middle school and her place in the family, but when a new neighbor moves in – it might be Sunny’s chance to finally take some control of her life.
  3. The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag
    A graphic novel about a magical community where men become shapeshifters and women become witches, but what happens when Aster must show his magic – the magic he wasn’t supposed to learn?
  4. A List of Cages by Robin Roe
    Adam’s helping out the school guidance counselor when he runs into the foster brother he hasn’t seen in years. As he befriends the young boy, Adam realizes there’s more to the story than what he’s saying and it’s up to Adam to help him.
  5. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
    Subhi was born in a refugee camp and knows little of the world outside, but when a young girl begins visiting on the other side of the camp, Subhi realizes there is so much more that the walls around her family.
  6. The Hate U Give by Ange Thomas
    Starr Carter balances between her prep school life and her life in the poor neighborhood where she was born, but when her best friend is shot and killed, Starr’s world is upended and it’s up to her to set things right.
  7. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
    Amina is a girl split between two cultures, delving into the world of middle school and trying to figure out who she is and what she believes in.
  8. The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
    Lolly’s brother was killed in a gang-related incident and Lolly’s trying his best to stay out of trouble in Harlem as he faces mountains of Lego bricks with no instructions, can his imagination save him?
  9. Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth A. Odhiambo
    Auma’s village is being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and she must make the difficult decision to pursue her education or go to work to support her family.
  10. The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea
    The pressure of standardized testing on the administration, staff, and students becomes too much for one class who takes acing the test to a new extreme – told in multiple perspectives, this story is about doing what is right when you’re sure it will get you into trouble.

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2 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read in 2017 So Far”

  1. Ramona June 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    Thanks for this list. I haven’t read any of them, but Bone Sparrow and Amina’s Voice are both in my want-to-read stack. I would have to nominate Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea as one of my favorites of the year so far.

    • literacious June 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

      I haven’t read that one yet, but I’ll have to add it to my list.

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