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January 2007 Reading List

Sherry just posted her January reading list, with links to her reviews, over at Semicolon. The Old Coot also regularly posts his monthly reading lists (see his January list here). And I thought it was something worth trying out myself. So, here is my list of books completed so far this year, broken down into 3 categories, and sorted by date. You can also find this list on my GrowingBookworms book list website.

Children's and Young Adult Books

  1. John Fardell: The 7 Professors of the Far North. Completed January 2, 2007. My review.
  2. Laura Amy Schlitz: A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama. Completed January 6, 2007. A Cybils shortlist title for Middle Grade Fiction. I plan to review after the award is announced, as I am on the judging committee. But I will say that all of the shortlist books are excellent!
  3. Heather Waldorf: Grist. Completed January 10, 2007. My review.
  4. Mike Lupica: Heat. Completed January 13, 2007. Also on the Cybils MG shortlist. Will review after the award is announced.
  5. Frank Cottrell Boyce: Framed. Completed January 13, 2007. Also on the Cybils MG shortlist. Will review after the award is announced.
  6. Cynthia Kadohata: Weedflower. Completed January 14, 2007. Also on the Cybils MG shortlist. Will review after the award is announced.
  7. Frances Hodgson Burnett: Little Lord Fauntleroy. Completed January 14, 2007. My review.
  8. Susan Cooper: King of Shadows. Completed January 24, 2007. Read this for the Scholar's Blog Book Discussion Group. Review forthcoming.
  9. Mo Willems: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Completed January 27, 2007. Wonderful, but already well known, so I didn't review it.
  10. David Wiesner: Flotsam. Completed January 27, 2007. My review.
  11. Doreen Cronin: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type. Completed January 27, 2007. Also wonderful, and well-known, and I didn't review it. I like to give this as a baby gift to my more keyboard-attached friends.
  12. Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record. Completed January 28, 2007. My review.
  13. Katherine Paterson: Bread and Roses, Too. Completed January 31, 2007. Review forthcoming.

Adult Fiction

  1. Jacqueline Winspear: Messenger of Truth. Completed January 4, 2007. The fourth book in the wonderful Maisie Dobbs series, historical fiction set in post-World War I England.
  2. Andrea Camillieri: The Smell of the Night. Completed January 18, 2007. My latest read from the Inspector Montalbano series, set in Sicily.
  3. Harlan Coben: Promise Me. Completed January 20, 2007. This is a new Myron Bolitar book, after several year's absence. It's great to have him back!
  4. T. Jefferson Parker: The Fallen. Completed January 26, 2007. This is a standalone book about a cop who is thrown from a sixth floor window. He survives with a new ability: he sees emotions as colors, and can tell when people are lying to him.

Adult Non-Fiction

  1. Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger: Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World. Completed January 5, 2007. This book was a gift from my friend Jonathan White, who works closely with the authors as a member of Free the Children's board of directors. It's a great book that will give any reader food for thought about finding meaning and joy in life.

For those keeping score, I am on track for my goal of reading 200 books this year. But of course my available reading time varies from month to month, too. The more I read, the more I want to read. I know that much.