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Welcome to my personal reading log for 2014. Every book changes our brains somehow--connections, emotions, insights, new worlds. This is very simply a log of what I've read for two purposes: so I can remember! and to share with anyone who is looking for recommendations.
The short entries will usually include a synopsis of the story, my reactions, a quick evaluation and what grade levels for whom it might be appropriate.
This |home page is just a list of titles. Full reviews are on each month's page Again, thanks to the middleschooler who said, "That should be a blog.".

JANUARY

The Accelerati Trilogy Book One: Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman
Alex Rider: Russian Roulette The Story of an Assassin by Anthony Horowitz
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet
The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer
Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
How to Betray a Dragon's Hero by Cressida Cowell
Fyre by Angie Sage
Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird by Eleanor Hawken
Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Heaven is paved with oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

February
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
Now by Morris Gleitzman
The Thing about Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
Jackpot by Gordon Korman
Every After Hight: the Storybook of Legends by Shannon Hale
The Ghost of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
No Place by Todd Strasser
Defy by Sara B Larson
The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A Nielsen

March
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The Here and Now by Anne Brasheres
Princess Labelmaker To the Rescue! by Tom Angleberger
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy
Ruined by Paula Morris
the Bone Magician by F E Higgins
Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
The Chase: book two of Fox and O'Hare by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
Hollow City: the Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Finisher by David Baldacci
Thieves Like Us by Stephen Cole(Overdrive)

April
Trouble by Gary Schmidt
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
Middle School Ultimate Showdown by James Patterson and Julia Bergen
Seeing Red by Katherine Erskine
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
The Worlds We Make by Megan Crewe
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

May
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Dangerous by Shannon Hale
The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin
The One by Kiera Cass
File under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket
Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
House of Hades by Rick Riordan
Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner

June
Ruins by Dan Wells (Book Three of Partials)
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
I.Q.: Kitty Hawk by Roland Smith
I.Q.: the Alamo by Roland Smith and Michael Spradlin
The Land of Stories: the Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
The Doll People Set Sail by Ann Martin
Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes
The NIght Garnener by Jonathan Auxier
we were liars by E Lockhart
Unwanteds: Island of Silence by Lisa McMann
Middle School: Save Rafe by James Patterson and chris Tebbetts

July
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
IQ Book Five: the Windy City by Roland Smith and Michael Spradlin
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
Spirit Animals book 1: Wild Born by Brandon Mull
The Slanted Worlds Book Two of Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
The Girl Who was Supposed to Die by April Henry
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
This Song will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith
Teardrop by Lauren Kate
Love in the time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
Proxy by Alex London
Lockwood & Co., The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Alliance by Mark Frost
Bluffton by Matt Phelan
The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson
The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

August
Stella Batts: A Case of the Meanies by Courtney Sheinmel
The Great Cat Conspiracy by Katie Davies
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-so-glam TV Star by Rachel Renee Russell
Hollow Earth by John Barrowman and Carole E Barrowman
The Hangman's Revolution by Eoin Colfer
Eleanor and park by rainbow rowell
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau

September
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond
The Magnificent 12: The Call by Michael Grant
Where I Belong by Mary Downing Hahn
Random by Tom Leveen
The Magnificent 12: the Trap by Michael Grant
Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus by Tom Angleberger
Guys Read: the Sports Pages edited by Jon Scieszka
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

October
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
A Million Ways Home by Dianna Wingey
The Magnificent 12: the Key by Michael Grant
Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson
Strike Three, You're Dead by Josh Berk
Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
The No1 Car Spotter and the Firebird by Atinuke
Undivided by Neal Shusterman
Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destafano
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Etiquetter & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
Magic can be murder by Vivian VandeVelde

November
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard
Dr. Frankenstein's Daughers by Suzanne Weyn
Magnificent 12: The Power by Michael Grant
Odd, Weird & Little by Patrick Jennings
When by Victoria Laurie
Wild Rover No More by L A Meyer
Boys of Blur by N. D. Wilson
The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell
Confessionsthe Paris Mysteries by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The Lost Children by Carolyn Cohagan

December
Rain Reign by ann M Martin
The Case of the Bug on the Run by Martha Freeman
Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson
Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine
The Walk On by John Feinstein
Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
All the Wrong Questions: Should you Be in School? by Lemony Snicket
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Poached by Stuart Gibbs
Mutation by Roland Smith
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley (netgalley)
Young Elites by Marie Lu