Tuesday, December 2, 2014

#amonthoffaves: 5 Faves by a Theme


I didn't want to make today's prompt too easy or obvious by going with my favorite Readers Imbibing Peril (RIP) reads or my favorite DWJs from the year (which were mostly rereads anyway) so I've decided to go with ...

Five Favorite Chapter Books That I Read for the First Time in 2014

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
and
The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones

I'll also add as a bonus The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander because I read four of the five books this year and I loved the series.

Feeding the kid inside,
K

14 comments:

  1. I have not read the first three on your list...good to know you enjoyed them so much!

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    1. Oh, those are all amazing books! If I had to pick one to recommend, it would be The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.

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  2. I remember reading The Wolves of Willoughby Chase several years back and loving it. I think I read a couple more books in that series. I know my wife has read them all and enjoyed them.

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    1. I have yet to continue in the series (too many books!) but I need to!

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  3. I haven't heard of a single one of these - uninformed blogger!! Glad you enjoyed them!

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    1. It would be impossible to keep up with all of the books, even just the good ones, out there!

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  4. Gah, and I want to read them alllllll!

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    1. I already want to reread all of them. ;)

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  5. Aw, fun list! I want to hug The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. I read that book as a kid and have loved it for years.

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    1. Sometimes I read an awesome book as an adult and get super sad about all of the years that I didn't get to read it in.

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  6. Lemoncello's Library was so fun! I really enjoyed it when I read it earlier this year as well.

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    1. Yes! And Z read it about a month later and loved it as well so it's truly fun for all ages. :)

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  7. _Thank you_ for reminding me about Islands of Chaldea! And just in time for my annual "It's Christmas so I can go to KidsBooks and buy as many books as I feel like and pretend I'm giving them away to other people but really they're all just for me" splurge.

    I keep hearing about Mr. Limoncello's Library. Must look for that one.

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    1. Both are excellent choices and sometimes you just need to treat yourself with a good book (or two or three ...)!

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